CC205 BR: Gangsters, Goodfellas and Wiseguys

Wilfrid Laurier University


December 5, 2021


CC205 BR: Gangsters, Goodfellas and Wiseguys

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences

Department : N/A

Campus: Brantford

Employee Group: WLUFA

Requisition ID: 2918

Position Title: CC205 BR: Gangsters, Goodfellas and Wiseguys

Term: Winter 2022 (January 4 – April 25, 2022)

Days/Times: Mondays, 11:30AM – 2:20PM (In-person)

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 150

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: November 19, 2021

Posting ends: December 5, 2021

Position Summary:

This course will explore organized crime in North America. Students will learn about the historical underpinnings of organized crime in both the United States and Canada. Students will learn about the criminal activities, contemporary patterns, and emergent trends within North American organized crime groups. Students will also be exposed to the organizational hierarchy, rules and regulations, level of sophistication and law enforcement responses to organized crime in North America. Topics may include: an examination of the Five Families of New York, the Chicago Outfit, and the experience of organized crime in cities such as Montreal, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Boston.

Qualifications – Required: Master's Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: MA in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a cognate discipline (e.g. sociology / psychology) with a focus on crime or deviance. Work experience in the field is an asset, as is prior teaching experience. (Med / EdD will not be considered to meet the minimum educational requirement).

Salary: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: December 5, 2021

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    External candidates should be able to relay (in their cover letter) how their work and academic experience enhances their ability to teach the course for which they have applied.

    Applications may be addressed to:

    Stacey Hannem

    Department of Criminology

    Wilfred Laurier University

    Brantford, Ontario

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    This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement , for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent. All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric . Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

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    Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

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