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CLSA 2014 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers

Sun, 2013-09-29 20:07 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2014

June 6-8, 2014

Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

 

Law’s Encounters: Co-existing and Contradictory Norms and Systems

 

Law is dynamic. Over the course of time, law changes within and across societies. These changes are influenced by the course that society takes and in turn, society changes based on the dictates of law. In the process of societal interactions, law becomes expressed in multiple forms. Some of these forms are complementary, others are contradictory. The focus of the Canadian Law and Society’s Annual Meeting in 2014 is law’s multiple encounters in navigating interactions in society. It involves an exploration of co-existing legal and socio-legal norms as well as the contradictions inherent in some of these encounters. We are interested in papers, panels and other groups that explore law’s encounters at the margins as well as the center.

 

Our broad theme explores several areas of socio-legal thought and scholarship including:

-          Disciplinary allegiances in socio-legal scholarship

-          Indigenous laws and traditions and other legal systems

-          Interactions between social norms, statute and other forms of legal expression

-          International law/norms and domestic law

-          Historical foundations of law’s multi-faceted encounters

-          New and emerging socio-legal encounters

-          Law’s encounters with gender, disability, race, health, age, criminalization etc.

-          Crises – war, terrorism, financial crises and others – and spontaneous development of laws in light of pre-existing norms

-          Law’s encounters with difference

 

We invite proposals in these areas and others that explore the broad theme of the co-existences and contradictions inherent in law’s encounters with peoples, communities and broader society. Proposals may include but are not limited to:

-          Papers

-          Panels

-          Graduate student workshops

-          Roundtables

-          Research workshops

-          Author meets readers sessions

We also invite expressions of interest for chairing panels.

Please e-mail proposals of between 250 words to 300 words, including 2-4 keywords, institutional affiliation and contact details to Maura Matesic at mmatesic@yorku.ca by January 15, 2014. We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal.

 

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University

Thu, 2013-09-19 16:19 -- manager
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Faculty of Arts
 
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking an eminent scholar who studies the historical and cultural context for crime and crime control –examining such issues as social and cultural diversities, pluralistic values and attitudes, the role of historical and social change, and media representations - in the construction of crime and crime ‘problems’. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of criminal justice and criminology courses at the undergraduate level, as well as courses in their area of expertise.
 
The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval.
 
Required qualifications include a PhD in Criminology or a related field, evidence of an emerging scholarly record, evidence of high-quality teaching, and a capacity for collegial service. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 3 recent research publications, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who could be contacted for reference letters. Only those candidates selected for a short-list will be contacted for reference letters. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the Chair of the Department at kvarma@ryerson.ca. Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2013. Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Kim Varma, Chair, Department Hiring Committee,
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3
 
Ryerson University is a thriving public university located in downtown Toronto, Canada, and has a full-time registration of over 33,000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, as well as over 65,000 continuing education and certificate students. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is housed within the Faculty of Arts and offers a highly successful undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary graduate programs in the Faculty of Arts (MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies and PhD in Policy Studies). For more information about the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, see http://www.ryerson.ca/criminaljustice/.
 
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/employment_resources/rfa.html.The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html
 
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

Thu, 2013-09-19 16:04 -- manager

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Criminology and Sociolegal Studies - 1300888
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Criminology for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Jul 26, 2013
Job Closing: Oct 15, 2013 Open Until Filled.

 

Description: The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. This appointment will commence on July 1, 2014. Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a domestic or international context is preferred. The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies is internationally renowned for the study of law, crime, order, and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. With backgrounds in sociology, history, law, psychology, philosophy, and political science, faculty are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research and teaching. We welcome applications from scholars from those and other relevant backgrounds. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate pr! ograms and they will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be considered beginning on October 15th, 2013 and until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as research statement and teaching portfolio that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, a sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. If you have any questions about this position, please contact crim.admin@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

 

For further details and to apply online please visit http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1300888

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email to:crim.admin@utoronto.ca by October 15 2013. 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 be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

 

For further information, please visit the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies website (http://criminology.utoronto.ca/).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Assistant Professor Position in Digital Media and Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Fri, 2013-08-09 17:36 -- manager

Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Closing date: October 15, 2013

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of digital media and global affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.  

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion. Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests at the intersection of digital/cyber space and global affairs. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global affairs. Applicants must have a strong theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The School is especially interested in those candidates whose work on digital media and technology relates to an additional area of research and teaching in the School, including global economics, innovation, global justice, global public policy, or security. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. 

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job# 1300931

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample.  If you have questions about this position, please contact sarah.namer@utoronto.ca .  All application materials should be submitted online.  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 be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters, at least one of which should comment on the candidate’s teaching, directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at sarah.namer@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 15, 2013.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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

 

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