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Visiting Public Scholar

Call for Applications

The Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for the Visiting Public Scholar program for Winter 2018 and the 2018/19 academic year. The Criminology Visiting Public Scholar program enables the Department of Criminology to bring up to two accomplished scholars to visit our department for one week each semester. The visiting public scholars will be selected for the quality, innovation, and broader public appeal of their research or expertise. While in residence, the visiting scholar will give a public research talk, liaise with relevant local community groups, and provide workshops or interact with students (particularly our graduate and senior undergraduate students).

The Criminology Visiting Public Scholar program enables the Department of Criminology to bring up to two accomplished scholars to visit our department for one week each semester.

Aims

The aims of the public scholar program are, first, to maintain the department's ongoing community engagement and provide opportunities for public education on topics related to crime, deviance, and the criminal justice system. Our past experiences demonstrate a strong appetite for these types of offerings in the local community. Second, bringing accomplished national and international scholars provides the opportunity to expose our students to a range of cutting-edge research and scholarship and to offer further opportunities for students to benefit from external expertise and networks. The Visiting Public Scholar position provides return travel to Brantford and acommodations and expenses, as well as a modest honorarium.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  1. A letter of application detailing the applicant's area of expertise, the proposed topic of your public talk, and any workshops or student-focused activities that you would undertake during your time at Laurier; also indicate your preferred term (Winter 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Two sample publications.
  4. The names of two references whom we may contact.

Please address any questions to Professor Stacey Hannem, chair, Department of Criminology, at shannem@wlu.ca.

Interested applicants should forward their application packages via email to the Criminology department Academic Program Assistant, Nicole Zarazua, at nzarazua@wlu.ca.

About Us

The Department of Criminology is located at Laurier's Brantford campus in downtown Brantford, Ontario. Laurier Brantford has more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It hosts 18 different programs, including three graduate programs, across four different faculties. The Master of Arts in Criminology program is one of the three graduate programs offered at Laurier Brantford. The Criminology department is part of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences.

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