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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Criminology: Race, Racialization, and Crime

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Discipline/Field: Criminology: Race, Racialization, and Crime

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Social Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

Department of Social Science

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Criminology: Race, Racialization, and Crime at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. More information about the Department can be found at Information about the Criminology Program and its associated graduate program, Socio-Legal Studies, can be found at and, respectively.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of sixteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity.

A PhD in Criminology or a related interdisciplinary program is required. We are seeking a critical, interdisciplinary scholar whose theoretical and/or empirical research focuses on the area of race, racialization, and crime. Qualified candidates will have an active research agenda in this area, and be expected to have publications appropriate to their stage of career, and provide evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program. Priority will be given to scholars attending to anti-black racism in Canadian criminal justice contexts. Areas of scholarship may include: policing; colonialism; urban crime; youth crime; carceral politics and/or abolitionism; critical race theory; or other areas that demonstrate the intersection of racialization and criminalization.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications); presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the existing Criminology program curriculum, as well as develop courses in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with strength in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning.

Evidence of excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities.  Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair of the Department of Social Science at (Subject line: Criminology: Race, and Racialization).

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Black. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages Black peoples to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities.  The Affirmative Action program can be found at  or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.  Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the application process ( The form can also be found at:  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is available through the application process and can also be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 1, 2021.

Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to beginning on January 20, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair, Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: (Subject line: Position in Criminology: Race, and Racialization).

Posting End Date: March 1, 2021