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Assistant Professor Position in Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga

Mon, 2013-07-22 12:08 -- manager
Job # 1300723
 
The Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a full-time
tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2014. We seek a candidate
whose research and teaching expertise is at the intersection of social policy and crime and/or law from a
sociological perspective. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field is required. Candidates must
have an excellent research and teaching record.
 
Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.
 
The appointment is at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), which is a research-intensive
institution having an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and
spacious campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the
most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of
collaborative programs and centres of research.
 
Successful candidates will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will be
expected to develop an independently funded program of research and teach in the graduate program at
the downtown campus. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at
www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology (for undergraduate studies), and www.utoronto.ca/sociology (for
graduate studies).
 
The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all
qualified individuals. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to
diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority
groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
 
To be considered for this position, all application materials should be submitted online only at the
University of Toronto Academic Careers Opportunities site www.jobs.utoronto.ca (job # 1300723) by
clicking on the link below. Applicants should include a cover letter describing their research, curriculum
vitae, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). If you have questions about
this position, please contact pamela.armah@utoronto.ca.
 
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile;
please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can
 
Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the
department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to pamela.armah@utoronto.ca by the closing
date September 17, 2013.
 
Application materials and reference letters must be received by the deadline of September 17, 2013.

Materials for CLSA AGM, July 3, 2013, 12:45-2:15

Sat, 2013-06-29 21:22 -- manager
Dear CLSA members:
 
Our CLSA AGM will be held at the Law on the Edge Conference on July 3, 2013, 12:45-2:15 in room 104, Allard Hall.
 
Please find the materials for the meeting attached to this email.  The materials include the agenda, the minutes from the 2012 AGM and 2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting, as well as the List of Nominees/Bios for the CLSA Board Elections (to be held at the meeting).
 
It would be great if you could print the materials yourselves or alternatively, access them electronically at the meeting.  This would save a few dollars and if accessed electronically, a few trees.  We will be bringing along a limited number of hard copies.
 
Looking forward to Law on the Edge and to seeing everyone at the AGM.
 
Best,
Lise Gotell and Josephine Saverese, CLSA Co-Secretaries
 

Deux postes de professeur en droit à la Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval

Wed, 2013-06-26 17:59 -- manager

Deux postes de professeurs ou de professeures sont ouverts. Les champs de spécialisation jugés prioritaires sont les suivants : a) Modes alternatifs de règlement des différends, droit judiciaire et preuve; b) Droit constitutionnel, y compris les droits et libertés de la personne ; c) Droit économique (un intérêt pour le droit des sûretés, le financement de l’entreprise ou le droit de la faillite serait un atout).

 

DESCRIPTION DU POSTE :

 

-        enseignement et encadrement aux trois cycles d’études, dans les programmes offerts par la faculté ou dans les programmes auxquels la faculté est associée;

-        enseignement dans le champ de spécialisation et éventuellement dans d’autres secteurs

-        élaboration d’un programme de recherche dans le champ de spécialisation;

-        publications dans le champ de spécialisation et éventuellement dans d’autres secteurs;

-        participation aux activités universitaires et administratives de la faculté.

 

CRITÈRES DE SÉLECTION :

 

Doctorat en droit ou dans un autre domaine pertinent ou l’équivalent d’un doctorat en droit*. De plus, les candidatures de personnes en voie d’achever leur doctorat seront considérées. Outre les publications avec comité de lecture, pourront être prises en compte :

 

-        l’expérience en enseignement;

-        la qualité des projets de recherche;

-        la capacité d’envisager l’enseignement et l’étude du droit suivant une variété de perspectives ;

-        la polyvalence de la candidature.

 

DATE DE L’ENTRÉE EN FONCTION :         1er décembre 2013

 

CANDIDATURE :

 

Une candidature doit comprendre :

 

-                le curriculum vitæ détaillé du candidat ou de la candidate;

-                un texte d’environ deux pages qui fait état des activités scientifiques que le candidat ou la candidate désire entreprendre au cours de ses premières années d’enseignement ;

-                le cas échéant, un exemplaire de la thèse ou des chapitres rédigés à ce jour ;

-                un exemplaire des publications les plus significatives, en format numérisé si possible;

-                deux lettres de recommandation acheminées directement au bureau de la doyenne.

 

Les personnes intéressées à poser leur candidature doivent le faire d’ici le 30 août 2013, 16h00, à :

 

                                 Madame Eugénie Brouillet

                                 Doyenne

                                 Faculté de droit

                                 Pavillon Charles-De Koninck

                                 1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines

                                 Local 5109

                                 Université Laval

                                 Québec (Québec)  G1V 0A6

                                 Courriel : doyenne@fd.ulaval.ca

 

En tant qu’employeur qui valorise la diversité au sein de son effectif, l’Université Laval invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées. La priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen canadien ou de résident permanent. 

 

 

* Critères d’équivalence du doctorat :

 

-                Deux (2) maîtrises en droit dans des domaines différents et une publication ou une recherche importante complétée en droit, réalisée dans le cadre de l’une ou l’autre de ces deux (2) maîtrises ou non ; ou

 

-                Une (1) maîtrise en droit et une (1) maîtrise dans une discipline pertinente et une publication ou une recherche importante complétée en droit, réalisée dans le cadre de l’une ou l’autre de ces deux (2) maîtrises ou non ; ou

 

-                Une (1) maîtrise en droit et cinq (5) ans d’expérience professionnelle démontrant une aptitude à la recherche en droit ; ou

 

-                Dix (10) ans d’expérience professionnelle démontrant une aptitude à la recherche en droit.

 

CLSA Board Elections

Thu, 2013-06-20 12:04 -- manager
Dear CLSA members,
 
The nominations committee of the CLSA (Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, Lyndsay Campbell, and Benjamin Berger) are pleased to announce  the list of nominees for the vacant positions on the CLSA board.  Short biographies/statements of interest are attached.  Thank you to all those who responded to the open call for nominations, offering the names of wonderful candidates.  Those listed on the attached document have agreed to stand for election.  As always, these positions will be filled by election, which will take place at the Annual General Meeting, to be held onWednesday, July 3, from 12:45 to 2:15, in room 104 of Allard Hall, during the "Law on the Edge" joint annual conference of the CLSA and LSAANZ.  As ever, there will be an opportunity for nominations from the floor.  We look forward to seeing you there.  
 
The positions to be filled and nominees are as follows:  
 
Member-at-large -- Three positions for 3 year term
  • Soren Frederiksen (York University)
  • Lara Karaian (Carleton)
  • Allyson Lunny (York University)
  • Natalie Oman (UOIT)
Member-at-large -- One position filling a vacancy for a 1 year term

 

  • Robert Diab (TRU)
  • Patricia Hania (Osgoode)

 

Quebec Regional representative -- One position for a 3 year term
  • Alana Klein (McGill)

With thanks,
Nominations Committee, CLSA

Appel à contributions pour un numéro thématique

Tue, 2013-06-11 16:36 -- manager

Canadian Journal of Law and Society

Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

En plus des deux publications annuelles contenant des articles de calibre international dans champ de recherche droit et société, la Revue Canadienne Droit et Société/Canadian Journal of Law and Society publie un numéro spécial par année. Nous acceptons maintenant des propositions pour le numéro thématique de 2015. Les propositions soumises doivent résumer brièvement le thème du numéro thématique et elles doivent proposer une liste préliminaire des auteurs et des articles proposés. Une courte bibliographie du ou des éditeur(s) doit également être fournie.

Les numéros thématiques sont l’objet de révision par les pairs et, de ce fait, il est donc impossible de garantir que chaque article soumis dans le cadre de ce numéro sera publié. Nous travaillerons de façon étroite avec les éditeurs ou directeurs de numéro dans la gestion de ce processus décisionnel. Les propositions doivent être soumises à cjls_rcds@carleton.ca avant le 1 janvier 2014. Toutes les propositions soumises avant cette date seront évaluées par le comité éditorial. La décision sera prise avant le 1er février 2014.

Nous accueillerons les propositions sur un large éventail de sujets et de provenance internationale dans le champ droit et société. RCDS/CJLS est une revue bilingue; nous accueillons donc les propositions de numéro thématique tant en anglais qu’en français. Les numéros thématiques peuvent également contenir un mélange d’articles en anglais et en français.  Pour toute question concernant les propositions pour numéro thématique, n’hésitez pas à écrire à l’un des membres de l’équipe éditoriale ou visitez notre site web au http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=fr/node/58.

Sincèrement,

Mariana Valverde

Violaine Lemay

Melanie Adrian

 

Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

Rm D482, Loeb Bldg.

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa ON  K1S 5B6

cjls_rcds@carleton.ca

 

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Tue, 2013-06-11 16:32 -- manager

 

Call For Special Issue Proposals

Canadian Journal of Law and Society

Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

In addition to publishing two regular issues a year featuring top socio-legal scholarship from around the world, the Canadian Journal of Law and Society/ Revue Canadienne Droit et Société is interested in publishing one special issue each year.  We are currently seeking proposals for a special issue to be published in 2015.

Proposals should briefly outline the overall focus of the special issue and suggest a preliminary list of authors and articles.  A brief biography of the editor or editors is also required.  Please see the attached example proposal at the bottom of this article.

Special issues will be subject to rigorous peer review and, as such, we can not guarantee that every article submitted as part of a special issue will be published.  We will work closely with editors on this decision making process.

Proposals should be submitted to cjls_rcds@carleton.ca. The deadline for proposals is January 1 2014.  All proposals received by that date will be reviewed by the editorial board.  A decision will be made by February 1 2014.

We invite proposals on a wide range of socio-legal topics from scholars around the world.  CJLS/RCDS is a bilingual journal and welcomes proposals and special issues in either French or English.  Special issues can also contain a blend of French and English articles.

Should you have any questions with regards to special issue proposals please do not hesitate to contact a member of our editorial team or visit the journal website at http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/node/2.

Sincerely,

Mariana Valverde

Violaine Lemay

Melanie Adrian

 

Call for Conference Proposals - Centaur Jurisprudence: the Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law

Mon, 2013-06-10 16:11 -- manager

Call for Conference Proposals

Centaur Jurisprudence:
The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law
McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Montréal - Friday 21 February 2014

Many claims to justice ask law to be responsive to the lived experiences of those to and through whom it is applied. “Culture” is one label attached to collective forms of this lived experience. But what does it mean for courts and other legal institutions to be culturally sensitive? What are the institutional implications and consequences of such an aspiration? To what extent is legal discourse capable of accommodating multiple cultural narratives without losing its claim to normative specificity? And how are we to understand meetings of law and culture in the context of formal legal processes, such as when a criminal defendant invokes the acceptability of domestic violence within his ethnic community, when oral traditions are presented as the basis for an aboriginal land claim, or when the custom of ‘bush marriage’ is evoked as relevant to the prosecution of the war crime of rape?  A traditional approach to law anchored in positivism tends to construct the encounter between law and cultures as one of subjugation: cultural practices are vetted to assess compatibility with existing legal rules. Cultural anthropology would see a more horizontal interplay of practices and symbols, with law constituting just one more cultural field. As such, law and cultural anthropology would seem to correspond to different ways of imagining the world, to distinct epistemes. However, legal pluralism, rejecting a narrow focus on formal law and state institutions, offers a vision of law as dynamic and inherently open to “culture”.  This one-day conference] will explore the potential of legal pluralism to account for the varied and dynamic roles of culture within legal discourse Can legal pluralism create a richer model of legal knowledge, one that reflects plural cultural narratives, while still offering a normative foundation for formal legal processes? Or does it entail abandoning a distinctively legal discourse in favour of an assemblage of anthropological and legal knowledge or “centaur discipline”? In short, can legal pluralism bring culture within the domain of law? Four panels will explore these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective in the context of international law, aboriginal law, alternative dispute resolution, and the recognition/accommodation of minority cultural practices. A fuller description of the Centaur Jurisprudence Project is available here.

Paper proposals must be between 300-500 words in length and should be accompanied by a short resume. Please submit your documents to centaur.conference@gmail.com. Any query may be directed to the conference convener, Professor René Provost (rene.provost@mcgill.ca).

 

The closing date for submissions is 15 July 2013. We will notify successful applicants by early August

2013.  An initial 3-5 page sketch of the paper must be submitted by 1 November 2013 for circulation among panellists and feedback from the conference committee. Presenters must submit a draft paper by 15 January 2014, ahead of the conference on 21 February 2014. Final papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Selected submissions will be considered for publication in an edited volume on the conference theme.

 

Airfare and accommodation of presenters will be covered by the conference organizers.

Positions in Law and Law and Society at the University of Western Australia

Tue, 2013-05-21 12:12 -- manager

 

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor Law and Law and Society

Job no: 492453
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Law

LAW SCHOOL

Up to 5 tenurable appointments to commence at or before February 2014

  • Salary range:  Level B $85,470 - $101,496 p.a.
  • Salary range:  Level C  $104,699 - $120,727 p.a.
  • Salary range:  Level D  $126,068 - $138,889 p.a.
  • Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Western Australia hosts one of Australia's premier Law Schools. The School runs a JD graduate-entry law degree, Master of Laws, specialist postgraduate courses in mining and resources law, research higher degrees (SJD and PhD), and undergraduate majors in Law and Society and Business Law. Further information is available from the Faculty of Law's website: http://www.law.uwa.edu.au.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR

The Law School is seeking to appoint academics from any field of law strongly committed to research and teaching. Some of the appointments will be made in international law, mining and energy law, and private law. We welcome strong applicants in any other area of law.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR IN LAW AND SOCIETY

As a result of its successful introduction of a new BA Major in Law and Society in 2012, The University of Western Australia Law School is seeking to appoint an academic with interests in socio-legal studies/law and society/empirical studies in law.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in research. Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application if they are tempted by a beautiful city, warmer weather, a strong economy, high achieving students, and a collegial atmosphere within a research-intensive university, ranked in the World's top-100.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Professor Erika Techera, Dean and Head of School, on (08) 6488 2949.

Benefits include generous superannuation and leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance.  These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Application Details:  Applications must be submitted online.  Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Deadline for applications is 14 June 2013, 11.55pm Western Australia Standard Time.

For more information and full details on how to apply please visit:

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492453/assistant-professorassociate-professorprofessor-law-and-law-and-society

 

2014 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Fri, 2013-05-03 17:32 -- manager

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize. Graduate students at Canadian universities are cordially invited to submit papers on socio-legal issues. Papers should be 6000-8000 words long and should be submitted in .doc or .docx format. The winning essay will be announced at the ACDS-CLSA Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, MB (June 6-9, 2014).

Papers must be submitted by March 31, 2014 to Lyndsay Campbell (lyndsay@iii.ca), Chair of the ACDS-CLSA Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee. 

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