The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières' Chemistry-Biology Department is launching a call for candidates for an assistant professor of criminalistics (forensic science) position. This position will result in tenure and begins on June 1st, 2011. The candidate chosen will be the first professor in the field of criminalistics at the UQTR. He will be called upon to plan and implement a criminalistics curriculum that will be unique in Quebec's university system, composed of a Bachelor's program and a Master's program.
This project will be developed in collaboration with the École nationale de police du Québec (Quebec National Police Academy) and the Laboratoire de sciences judiciares et de médecine légale (Judicial Sciences and Legal Medicine Laboratory) as well as with the assistance of the Université de Lausanne's École des sciences criminelles (Criminal Sciences College) This curriculum is aimed at meeting the needs of the security and judicial systems as well as those expressed by various industries regarding security.
The new professor's mandate will be to elaborate and orchestrate the programming of the curriculum's courses in conjunction with the Université's partners and the professors from the various departments that will be called upon to participate in the criminalistics training. He will be responsible for the strategic choices regarding the programs' pedagogical philosophy, objectives, and contents as well as the identification of appropriate resources.
He will also contribute to the development of research in his field of expertise and the setting up of a team who will carry out research on an original theme that is complementary to what exists in other universities. We expect him to become part of the UQTR Branch of the International Centre for Comparative Criminology.