Department of Sociology & Criminology

Academic Employment

Part-Time Faculty Teaching Positions 2017-2018 Academic year

The Department of Sociology and Criminology seeks part time faculty to teach the following courses during the 2017-2018 Academic year. Minimum qualification include a Master of Arts in sociology (or related field) and a successful record of undergraduate teaching in the course area.

All applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and examples of relevant course outlines. The department also requires that applicants submit one cover letter for each course to which they are applying. Applications not conforming to these expectations will be considered incomplete.

In accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and CUPE Local 3912, applications are invited, in the first instance, from part-time colleagues who are qualified, as per Article 16.01 (b), and on the Department precedence list, as per Article 16.06 (a).

The application deadline is April 14, 2017. Reply in writing to Dr. Russell (Augie) Westhaver, Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S. B3H 3C3.


Fall 2017


CRIM/SOCI 2124.1A         Social Inequality & Justice                            M/W 10:00 am – 11:15 am             cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 2124 1B         Social Inequality & Justice                            MW 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm                  cap 50

CRIM/SOCI 3100 1A         Qualitative Research Methods                       TR 10:00 am - 11:15 am                 cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 3100.1AL        Qualitative Research Methods Lab                 M 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm                     cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 3220.1           Race, Racism & Colonialism                          T/R 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm                  cap 50

CRIM 3304.1A                  Canadian Crim Just System                          M/W 8:30 – 9:45 am                      cap 50

CRIM 3304.1B                  Canadian Crim Just System                          T/R 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm                  cap 50

CRIM/SOCI 3510 1           Criminal Law                                                MW 10:00 am - 11:15 am               cap 50

CRIM/SOCI 4600.1           Honours Thesis Research Prep                       F 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm                     cap 15

SOCI 1210 1A                  Introductory Sociology                                  MW 10:00 am - 11:15 am              cap 150

SOCI 1210 1B                  Introductory Sociology                                  MW 11:30 am - 12:45 pm              cap 150

SOCI 1210 1C                  Introductory Sociology                                  MW 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm                  cap 150

SOCI 1210 1E                  Introductory Sociology                                  TR 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm                   cap 120

SOCI 1211 1                    Social Power Relations                                  TR 11:30 am - 12:45 pm                cap 50

SOCI 3386 1                    Sociology of Developing Societies                  MW 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm                  cap 40



Winter 2018


CRIM/SOCI 2124.2A         Social Inequality & Justice                             M/W 10:00 am – 11:15 am            cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 2124.2B         Social Inequality & Justice                             T 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm                    cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 3102.2B         Quantitative Research Methods                      M/W 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm                cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 3102.2BL       Quantitative Research Methods                      W 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm                    cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 3509.2           Victims & Criminal Justice                              T 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm                     cap 40

CRIM 3827/SOCI 3879.2   Gender, Body & Politics of Fat                        TR 11:30 am - 12:45 pm                cap 40

CRIM/SOCI 4601.2           Honours Thesis Writing                                  F 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm                      cap 15

CRIM/SOCI 4840.2           Homicide: Interdisciplinary Approach             W 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm                     cap 15

CRIM 4849.2                    SpTop: Violence & Power                              T 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm                      cap 15

CRIM 6600.2YY                 Advanced Seminar                                       F 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm                     cap 5     

SOCI 1210 2                    Introductory Sociology                                  MW 11:30 am - 12:45 pm               cap 150

SOCI 1211 2A                  Social Power Relations                                   MW 10:00 am - 11:15 am              cap 150

SOCI 1211 2B                  Social Power Relations                                   MW 11:30 am - 12:45 pm              cap 150

SOCI 3821.2                    SpTop: Sociology of Atlantic Canada               T/R 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm                  cap 50



Limited Term Appointment - 8 month contract


The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight month contractually limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 01 2017. We are seeking a sociologist or criminologist who has a demonstrated capacity to teach Principles of Social Theory, Classical Theory, and Contemporary Sociological Theory. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or be ABD and close to the completion of a PhD) in Sociology or Criminology, provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile and show promise of a high standard of teaching.


The Department of Sociology and Criminology includes 19 full-time faculty members who support an undergraduate program in Sociology and Criminology, a graduate program in Criminology, and administer a joint graduate program in Women and Gender Studies.  Central to our Department’s work is an emphasis on social change, transformative human agency, and social justice, and a commitment to advancing rigorous and scholarly understandings of how local and global social realities are shaped by unequal power relations. We invite applicants to consult our website to see how they might contribute to the life of the department.


Saint Mary’s University is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty of Arts also supports a range of Arts interdisciplinary programs: Asian Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, International Development Studies, Irish Studies, Linguistics, Women and Gender Studies, and the new Bachelor of Environmental Studies. Applicants are encouraged to consult faculty web pages to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community.


The University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres. As Canada’s “Ocean Playground” Nova Scotia is home to over 125 beautiful beaches and the Bay of Fundy with its largest tidal range on earth. Cape Breton Island presents residents with one of the most scenic drives in Canada and holds a place in the top ten best islands in the world for recreation.


Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Interested applicants should apply through Saint Mary’s University’s Human Resources website ( via CareerBeacon. Application packages should consist of the following six items only: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness and a relevant sample syllabus (please consult our Academic Calendar), 4) one example of recent scholarly writing, 5) graduate school transcripts; and 6) names and contact information for three referees. Applicants should merge their package into one file when submitting via CareerBeacon. Please direct any questions and applications to Dr. Augie Westhaver, Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Criminology, at The closing date for applications is May 1, 2017.