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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice--St. Thomas University, Fredericton

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1800. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

Through a special endowment in Criminology and Criminal Justice, St. Thomas University is able to host the position of Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice for a maximum of four months each year. The Endowed Chair is offered to a scholar with a well-established record of research. Candidates for an Endowed Chair appointment would normally have a PhD in Criminology or related field. Those appointed to the Chair are expected to teach one undergraduate course mutually agreed upon by the Department and the Chair holder, conduct research in criminology/criminal justice, and/or participate in a special symposium in their area of expertise.Appointment to the Chair includes travel and living expenses while in Fredericton, a research allowance, and a stipend of $24,000.00.

Additionally, an application under the Endowed Chair could be for a shorter time period and a specific activity that could include, but is not limited to: a workshop, conference, public lecture, series of class presentations, engagement with government agencies and non-profit agencies including, but not limited to: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Public Safety New Brunswick, Correctional Services of Canada, John Howard Society, Elizabeth Fry Society, etc.

St. Thomas University is soliciting applications for either the January-April term or the September-December term. We are particularly interested in applications from researchers with expertise in the following areas: Crime Reduction Strategies, Effective Correctional Programming, Evidence-based Crime Prevention, Indigenous Peoples and the criminal justice system, Female Offenders, Senior Offenders, Cultural Criminology, Justice Involved & Youth, Organized Crime, Policing, Drug Policy, Cyber Security, Hate Crime & Hate Speech, Wrongful Convictions, or other areas of expertise in criminology and criminal justice.

Applications should include a statement of the research and other activities that will be conducted during the term of the Chair, including the course that would be offered, the term that would be most suitable for the appointment, a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly writing, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic & Research), St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to

Closing date: April 15th, 2019, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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