Faculty Positions - Continuing

The School of Criminology acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), Səmyámə (Semiahmoo), and sc̓əwaθən (Tsawwassen) Peoples, on whose unceded traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. We aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The School of Criminology is inviting applications for one full-time continuing faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 15, 2022.


To undertake research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), and service in the School of Criminology including the development and delivery of courses online as well as traditional formats. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research at the highest international level, and establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.


The successful candidate must have research and teaching interests in reconciliation, colonialism, and/or engagement with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives; race, ethnicity, and criminalization; or, critical criminology more broadly. Ideally, they will have a demonstrable history of community involvement, including lived experience, or collaborative partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, or other racialized or marginalized communities and organizations in North America/Turtle Island. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Criminology or a related discipline, completed by the employment start date or shortly thereafter. Ideal applicants will have or demonstrate the potential for a strong, evolving publication record. Further support can be provided by publications that make a recognized contribution to the literature, accolades and awards, and other similar community-based contributions relevant to criminology.  The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness through their submission of a teaching portfolio/dossier that includes their teaching philosophy and provides a discussion of their experience with and/or understanding of inclusive teaching, mentoring, and how the candidate would meet the needs of equity-deserving students. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and developing undergraduate criminology curricula and be prepared to assist with the School’s development of innovative and inclusive course delivery options. This is an entry-level position. Only those eligible to be promoted or appointed to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness, research delays due to COVID-19) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight in their application how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and non-traditional areas of research and/or research outputs.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates who belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply; however, only those holding or those eligible to be appointed to the rank will be considered.


Review of applications will begin January 4, 2022.

Applications will be treated in confidence. All applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching portfolio/dossier. Names and contact information of three references, and a writing sample must also be provided. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All applications should be sent to crimjobs@sfu.ca. Please contact David MacAlister (he/him/his), Director, dmacalis@sfu.ca with any questions.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact the Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Relations.


The School of Criminology has a well-established undergraduate program with over 900 majors and minors. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. There are exceptional research opportunities which include access to key research centres and institutes including the International Cyber-Crime Research Centre, the Centre for Forensic Research, the Centre for Restorative Justice, the Institute on Violence, Terrorism and Security, and the FREDA Centre for Feminist Research, Education, Development and Action. The faculty is multi-disciplinary and, at present, consists of 30 regular full-time members.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html


Faculty Positions - Term

No positions are available at this time.


Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor Positions

Sessional Instructor and Course Supervisor positions are generally posted in January for Summer term, May for Fall term, and September for Spring term.  Please note that all positions are subject to budgetary approval and contingent on enrollment.

Sessional Instructor Positions for Fall 2022

Course Supervisor Positions for Fall 2022

Application Form

Application deadline: June 16, 2022

Please email complete applications, including the Application Form, to crimjobs@sfu.ca.


Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker Positions

In order to be appointed a person must have sufficient knowledge in the discipline of the course to interpret the course material, competency in oral and written English, and willingness to undertake some specific course designation training sessions.  Students interested in Teaching Assistant or Tutor-Marker positions should inquire about training sessions. 

Students must complete and submit the TA/TM application form by the posted deadline to be considered for a position. 

Fall 2022 (1227) TA/TM Postings - OPEN

Appointment dates:  September 6 to December 23, 2022.

Application: Please complete the application form and submit to crim_finance@sfu.ca.

Deadline:  July 11, 2022.


Important Notes

  • Some instruction may be conducted through remote methods, which will entail different modes of instruction, interaction with students and marking practices than is normally the case.
  • TAs and TMs must be available for lectures, tutorials and exam invigilation.
  • TM (CODE) positions may be less than 5BU.
  • All TA/TM positions are dependent on course enrollments and are subject to budgetary approval.

TA/TM Appointment Priorities

In allocating Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker positions, the School of Criminology will also take into account any or all of the following:

1. Suitability for particular courses (e.g. discipline of prior degree(s), publications, experience, instructor preference);

2. Applicant’s preferences.

If an assignment within a priority group requires a selection between applicants, the graduate student without financial support from merit based scholarships or merit based fellowships during the semester of appointment will have priority for the appointment.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement, the assignment given a Teaching Assistant/Tutor-Marker will not normally be fewer than three (3) or more than seven (7) base units, although it is not possible for the School of Criminology to guarantee applicants an appointment to a particular course and/or to a particular number of tutorials in any given semester.