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Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology
> The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning , subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a related field, or will be ABD and very near completion. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research, or creative activities.
> The areas of specialization are: (1) Indigenous Justice, and (2) Critical Theories (e.g., critical race, feminist, anti-oppression, etc.). Additional research and teaching interests are encouraged because the successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology and Canadian Criminal Justice as well as other courses that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the department’s MA in Criminology and Social Justice. There are also opportunities for teaching and supervision in other interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty of Arts, including the PhD program in Policy Studies.
> Candidates should hold a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service. With the department’s rapid growth, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.
> The Department of Criminology welcomes applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty, and its scholarship including, but not limited to, visible and ethnic minorities, racialized persons, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
> Of the 193 member nations of the United Nations, 146 countries are represented on our campus. The student population of our Department reflects this diversity. Candidates who will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense are encouraged to apply. Aboriginal candidates interested in submitting an application are welcome to contact Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, Ryerson University, prior to and during the competition:firstname.lastname@example.org.
> How to Apply:
> Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Tammy Landau email@example.com. Applications must be submitted by .
> The application must contain the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 2 recent publications, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
> About our Department:
> The Department of Criminology at Ryerson (www.ryerson.ca/criminology) has built an outstanding reputation for scholarly work in the field of criminology, law, and social justice. The faculty are interdisciplinary with backgrounds in sociology, history, women’s studies, law, and criminology.
> The Department has undergone extraordinary growth and diversification over the past decade. We are housed in the Faculty of Arts, an integral and thriving contributor to the education of over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
> About Ryerson University:
> Ryerson University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse urban centres, Ryerson’s high quality programs and scholarly, research, and creative activities extend beyond the walls of the university. The evolution of Ryerson has positioned the university to be ready and able to take on a role in keeping with its success as a connector, builder, and innovator. This is Ryerson’s time to lead. For more about Ryerson University’s past, present and future, visit: www.ryerson.ca.
> This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:www.ryerson.ca/teaching/
> 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.
Poste menant à la permanence, Professeur adjoint, Département de Criminologie, Université d’Ottawa
Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
The CLSA will assist graduate students with their travel expenses by reimbursing them for documented expenses, probably up to a maximum of about $500 per student. To be eligible for this support, students must be members of the CLSA and must present a paper at the conference. Graduate students who have submitted proposals should inform Maura Matesic (mmatesic “at" yorku.ca) of their plans before January 15, 2017. 2017 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Membership Registration #LSMEX17
Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
The new Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be tasked with collaboratively articulating, and communicating the strategic vision for the Faculty, and promoting the value of social science and humanities, within UOIT and beyond. Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will provide academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities and to UOIT. In addition, as a member of the senior leadership team, the Dean will work closely with faculty and academic administrators to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, collegiality and student centered learning and success within the Faculty, between faculties at UOIT and in the community. The Dean will also lead the Faculty’s research, teaching and academic programming and continue its mission of promoting social justice through an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching.
As the ideal candidate, you have a distinguished academic reputation, a record of excellence in research and teaching and the ability to motivate and support faculty in these endeavors. You are also a committed leader with experience in administration. Your ability to foster interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of your approach and you effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders. A true champion of social science and humanities, you come to the role with a passion for these disciplines and their importance within an innovative and technology-enriched pedagogy and institution and within society generally. You are a strategic decision maker and are able to lead the Faculty with both vision and clarity as it builds on its many successes to date. As the ideal candidate, you have a PhD in a relevant discipline from a recognized university.
The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at UOIT offers leading-edge interdisciplinary programs and educational technologies while providing a transformational learning experience. Students develop a strong foundation in theories and practices of Social Science and Humanities in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment by internationally recognized scholars, innovative researchers and award-winning teachers. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities promotes social justice through an interdisciplinary approach to community outreach, research and teaching. Students are provided with an education that prepares them to lead and succeed in the evolving 21st-century workplace.
At the start of its second decade, UOIT has already become one of Ontario’s most innovative universities. A differentiated, technology-enriched research university, UOIT has a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Located in Oshawa and in close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, UOIT’s growth since its inception has been substantial, and the University is currently home to more than 10,000 students and 1,494 faculty and staff.
UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jocelyn Churchill at Jocelyn.Churchill@uoit.ca or 905-721-8668 ext. 3679. For more information see http://accessibility.uoit.ca/
To explore this exciting leadership opportunity with a full compensation and benefits package and a five-year renewable term, contact Stephanie Sykes or Kristin Hewlett at 1-866-822-6022 or apply online at http://www.kbrs.ca/Careers/11446
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2017 Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting and Membership Registration #LSMEX17
Call for Papers
The program committee of the Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its Annual Conference to be held during the International Meeting on law and society in Mexico City. The theme “Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World” offers an opportunity to explore a range of timely socio-legal questions.
We welcome proposals for papers in any area of Law and Society and socio-legal scholarship. We encourage participants to submit suggestions for complete panels and roundtables.
Please include “CLSA” in the title of your roundtable proposal and “Canadian studies” as keywords in your submissions, where appropriate.
Where: Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico
When: June 20 - 23 2017
Deadline: October 18th 2016 - submit through LSA System:
Also, please forward panel and paper proposals by email attachment to Nicole O’Byrne, CLSA Vice-President (Conferences) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your last name and the words “CLSA submission” in the subject line.
Please renew your membership for 2017. The benefits of membership include a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, participation in the Association’s meetings, and our informative biennial newsletter. The fees are $140 for regular individual memberships, $30 for students, post-docs, sessionals and the unwaged, and $50 for emeritus memberships.
To renew your membership, please visit our website: http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/home
Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2017) et renouvellement d’adhésion #LSMEX17
Appel de communications
Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au cours de la réunion internationale sur le droit et la société à Mexico. Le thème "Les murs, les frontières et les ponts: Law and Society dans un monde interconnecté» offre l'occasion d'explorer une gamme de questions socio-juridiques en temps opportun.
Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes.
S'il vous plaît inclure «CLSA» dans le titre de votre proposition et table ronde «Canadian Studies» comme mots-clés dans vos mémoires, le cas échéant.
Lieu : Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico
Dates du colloque : du 20-23 juin 2017
Échéancier : le 18 octobre 2016
Pour soumettre, visitez le système électronique du LSA :
En outre, toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à email@example.com. Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ».
Veuillez songer à renouveler votre adhésion pour 2017. Parmi les avantages d’adhésion sont un abonnement à la Revue canadienne droit et société, participation aux réunions de l’Association, et notre bulletin biennal. Les frais sont 140$ (pour membres réguliers), 30$ (pour étudiants, post-doctorants, ch. de cours ou sans emploi) et 50$ (pour émérites).
Pour renouveler votre adhésion, visitez http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=fr
Job Description: Research Director General purpose: To initiate, lead, and undertake research projects, generating reports and publications based on research findings.
Project-specific purpose: To co-direct a three-year project for the socio-cultural mapping of Canadian Arab migration, settlement, and integration Reports to CAI President Direct Reports Supervises other research team members on research projects as required.
Main Responsibilities 1) Initiate and oversee research work; recruit and supervise researchers; commission and oversee policy work; identify potential collaborators (other NGOs, universities, etc.); advise the president on research strategies and approaches. 2) Produce high quality reports, papers and articles of a publishable standard based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style. 3) Work independently and autonomously on a number of research and policy projects simultaneously, as required. 4) Analyze quantitative data using robust methods, and interpret, describe and publish findings. 5) Comprehensively review and analyze academic literature based on methodical and replicable search strategies. 6) Identify new topics and develop and obtain funding for proposals (including academic, private and public sector funders) supporting policy-relevant research projects that employ a range of social research methods; assist other team members in obtaining funding for future projects. 7) Manage external relationships with funders and other stakeholders. 8) Present papers based on policy and research work to policy-makers, academics and other audiences including the media, as required. 9) As appropriate, aid in the collection of primary quantitative and qualitative data. 10) Deploy a proactive approach, as well as a strong and demonstrable interest in the Canadian Arab diaspora issues, to ensure that CAI maintains influence and contributes to evidence based policy-making. 11) Work with other members of the team as required. 12) Undertake continuous personal and professional development which contributes to knowledge and skills within the subject area.
Project-specific responsibilities1) Assist with the compilation and analysis of existing data published about Arab groups in Canada, in order to supplement research already conducted along with the Academic Director and CAI interns 2) Organize outreach within the community and implement a snowball process of securing interviews and focus groups. 3) Assist CAI President with the recruitment of 2 CAI interns a year and up-to 10 community volunteers to assist with outreach within the community. 4) Assist the Academic Director in developing and implementing training modules in ethnographic research methods including interviewing and facilitating focus groups 5) Supervise and guide interns and volunteers in their transcriptions and analysis of interview and focus group findings. 6) Assist with analysis of the data for the purposes of policy development and guide and train interns in the development of policy briefs and recommendations. 7) Assist the Academic Director with the following tasks a) the supervision of the field research; b) Facilitating focus groups on the experience of immigration and integration Any other duties as maybe assigned from time to time to further establish and develop the organization.
Qualifications 1) University degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience with a background in Political Science/Anthropology/Sociology/Public Policy/Communications 2) Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience working within a public policy or policy-making environment (e.g. government, NGO) required 3) Demonstrated ability to generate and evaluate research and policy options 4) Knowledge and experience with designing and implementing a wide variety of research methodologies including, in depth interviewing, focus groups, online surveys etc. 5) Knowledge and experience in qualitative data analysis; including narrative analysis to sort and organize large data sets and thematic coding to organize themes and concepts for analytical interpretation, as well as the ability to interpret and synthesize data sets, draw inferences, and arrive at conclusions 6) Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and produce high quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines 7) Strong planning, coordination, and project management skills 8) Exceptional oral and written communications skills 9) Proficiency using computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office Suites, word processing, spreadsheets, database systems and the internet to research and prepare materials 10)
Research experience in areas of national identity, immigration and settlement, transnationalism, migration, and diaspora an asset. Monthly Salary Annual salary will be set at $55,000 Office Hours Flexible office hours as agreed to with supervisor.
Note that while the CAI is located in Toronto, the Research Director will coordinate and attend research meetings in Kitchener-Waterloo as well as Ottawa and Montreal. Contract The post is offered as a three-year contract initially with a strong expectation of extension for the right candidate. Please send your resume and cover letter addressed to “The Hiring Committee” at HR@CanadianArabInstitute.org by end of day September 30th , 2016. We thank all applicants in advance but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CAI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in all its work.