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Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Politics of Decolonization - University of Calgary

Fri, 2017-11-10 21:02 -- manager

The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, and academics and university administrators. This ongoing process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy designed to guide the University’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples in whose territory the University resides. One of the goals identified during this consultation is to increase the number of Indigenous scholars in leading positions on campus. In addition to Indigenous cluster hires in the Faculty of Arts and the Werklund School of Education, the University of Calgary is now seeking three Canada Research Chairs (Tier II). 

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Politics of Decolonization. We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program leading to excellence in our understanding of decolonization. Themes may include, but are not limited to, the study of political processes that redistribute land from colonial states to Indigenous nations, the revitalization of Indigenous land-based governance practices, the study of Indigenous decolonizing political movements, and gendered perspectives on decolonization. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure).  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Political Science or a related field. The appointee’s research agenda may be grounded in any of the fields of political science (political theory, Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations) or be inter-disciplinary in focus.  A research program focused on Canada would be an asset but is not required to be considered for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to build relationships with the Treaty #7 Nations and the Métis Nation.  This may include incorporating the experiences and needs of the Treaty #7 peoples and the Métis into their research. This appointment will contribute to the University of Calgary’s commitment to create a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘Calls to Action’.  

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research, teaching and community engagement, commensurate with academic experience. This would normally include publications in high quality journals, success with securing competitive research funding, and evidence of a commitment to teaching effectiveness and to engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions. The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate a proven track record of research and teaching excellence, including a record of publications in high quality journals, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a record of successful graduate student supervision, where possible. The successful candidate at this level should also provide evidence of successful engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions, including evidence of success in community-engaged projects and scholarship.

The Department of Political Science is housed in the Faculty of Arts. The Department administers the International Indigenous Studies interdisciplinary program that attracts students from across the University. The program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, politics, and community structures. The candidate’s willingness to teach in this program will be considered an asset. As part of its Indigenous Strategy, the Faculty has created eight tenure-track positions in Indigenous research and scholarship, across various departments. This community of scholars facilitates cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledges, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The Canada Research Chair in the Politics of Decolonization will provide leadership in these areas.

Tier II chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier II chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please consult the Government of Canada’s CRC website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application online via the ‘Apply Now’ link and include:

·           A letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including a statement providing evidence of the applicant’s connection to the Indigenous community

·          Three examples of recent scholarly work

·          Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness

·          Description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair

Applicants should also arrange to have three electronic confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover directly to the chair of the selection committee:

Dr. Antonio Franceschet

Department Head, Department of Political Science

Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Emailpolihire@ucalgary.ca

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Antonio Franceschet by email (polihire@ucalgary.ca)   

Deadline:  January 30, 2018

 

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

MacEwan University in Edmonton seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:27 -- manager

MacEwan University in Edmonton seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach introductory sociology, criminology and social statistics. See the attachment for more information about the position and how to apply. 

TWO FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK CRIMINOLOGY POSITIONS AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR LEVEL, RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO

Sat, 2017-09-30 14:39 -- manager
TWO FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK CRIMINOLOGY POSITIONS AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR LEVEL, RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
 
The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. One area of specialization is Critical Theories (e.g., critical race, post-colonial, feminist, etc.) while the other area of specialization is open, though preference will be given to applicants whose focus is international perspectives on crime and justice. 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 and our newly developed graduate (MA) program in Criminology and Social Justice.  For more information, please see: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/
 

 

Tenure Track Corrections Specialist Department of Criminal Justice-University of Winnipeg

Wed, 2017-09-27 21:16 -- manager

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1st, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

The preferred applicant will have a completed PhD and a demonstrated research agenda in penality and corrections. Highly qualified candidates with research specialties in other core areas of criminal justice may also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department is a small unit of eight full time faculty with disciplinary training in criminology, geography, urban studies, psychology, law, and sociology who are committed to a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice. We are interested in fostering both critical and applied scholarship.

The Department services over 600 majors, is active in research and places a strong emphasis on teaching. The Department seeks candidates with a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. A commitment to collegiality and self-governance is also important. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Criminal Justice, as well as specialized courses in their area of expertise within the existing undergraduate program and in the new MA program in Criminal Justice beginning in 2018.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary liberal arts institutions. The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence in areas such as justice education, Aboriginal education, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist students who are under-represented to attend the University of Winnipeg. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae; teaching dossier; research agenda; a sample publication or writing sample, official transcripts of all graduate level work, and three letters of reference.

Applications, citing this posting, should be sent to: Dr. Steven Kohm Chair, Department of Criminal Justice The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2B 2E9 Canada s.kohm@uwinnipeg.ca Closing date for receipt of applications is November 8, 2017, or until such time as the position is filled

Réunion annuel de l'ACDS-LE DROIT À LA CROISÉE DES CHEMINS-Toronto

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:07 -- manager

Pendant des milliers d’années, l’endroit où se situe la ville de Toronto a été un carrefour où de nombreux peuples se sont rencontrés et ont eu des échanges fructueux. Selon certains détenteurs de connaissances autochtones, le mot « Toronto » provient du terme de Wendat pour un déversoir de pêche construit de bâtons debout dans l'eau. La pêche au lac et à la rivière a été une activité importante pour les nombreux peuples autochtones de la région, y compris Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga et Chippewa. Les cadres de connaissances autochtones et les lois des peuples de cette région favorisent une compréhension multicouche d’un élément tel qu’un déversoir de pêche en termes de sens naturel, sacré, pratique et social.

La région continue à accueillir de nombreux peuples autochtones de partout au Canada et au-delà, mais Toronto a également été façonné par les flux d'immigration de nombreuses régions du monde, la moitié environ de ses résidents actuels étant nés à l'extérieur du Canada.

L'Association droit et société et l'Association canadienne droit et société espèrent que notre réunion conjointe à Toronto sera créative et fructueuse, conformément à l'utilisation traditionnelle de cette terre comme lieu de rassemblement et que les visiteurs de la région auront l'occasion de faire de nouvelles connexions non seulement les unes avec les autres, mais aussi avec diverses communautés locales.

La date limite d'envoyer des documents et des groupes spéciaux est passée. Le programme est disponible ici (https://plan.core-apps.com/lsa2018). Vous pouvez également télécharger l'application sur Apple ou Android. Une feuille de calcul Excel montrant les sessions contenant des membres de l'ACDS est jointe ci-dessous. S'il vous plaît aviser des erreurs ou des omissions (info@acds-clsa.org). 

L'inscription:

Les inscriptions au colloque sont maintenant ouvertes, sur le site Web de la LSA, http://www.lawandsociety.org/Toronto2018/2018-attendance.html. Les membres actuel-le-s et régulier-ère-s de l'une ou des deux associations et les émérites de l'ACDS ont droit à un rabais de 140 $ sur les frais d'inscription. Si vous êtes membre de la LSA, le système vous reconnaîtra et vous n'aurez pas besoin d'un code de réduction. Cependant, si vous êtes seulement membre de l'ACDS, veuillez envoyer un courriel à memberships@acds-clsa.org pour obtenir votre code de réduction. Il n'ya pas de réduction pour les membre-e-s étudiant-e-s de l'une ou l'autre des associations, bien que l'ACDS offre un soutien de voyage à ses membre-e-s étudiant-e-s. Veuillez envoyer un courriel à acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com pour plus d'informations. Lorsque vous vous inscrivez, veuillez indiquer à quelle(s) association(s) vous appartenez.

Assemblée générale annuelle:

L'assemblée générale annuelle de l'association aura lieu le jeudi 7 juin de 11h45 à 12h45 dans la salle "VIP" du Sheraton. Si vous effectuez une recherche de texte pour "annual general meeting" dans la boîte de recherche dans le programme sur le site Web de la LSA, vous le trouverez. Tous les membres sont les bienvenus.

Visiter Toronto: 

Voici un guide pour visiter Toronto: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrkaes0bd6jj1tj/LSA%20TORONTO%20GUIDE.pdf?dl=0

Garde d'enfants:

Une subvention pouvant aller jusqu'à 350 $ CAN pour les frais de garde d'enfants peut être offerte aux membres de l'ACDS qui sont des présentateur-e-s, des président-e-s de panel ou des participant-e-s inscrit-e-s au colloque principal et / ou à l'atelier francophone. Un seul parent d'un-e ou de plusieurs enfants peut demander une subvention. Les demande doivent être présentétés au plus tard le 1er mai. Si l'ACDS reçoit plus de demandes de financement que le financement disponible, la préférence peut être accordée aux demandeur-eresse-s en début de carrière ou aux personnes à faible revenu. 

Dépenses admissibles

  • Frais de garde à Toronto
  • Frais de garderie supplémentaires à la maison engagés parce que le ou la fournisseur-e-s de soins principal-e assistait au colloque (ex: heures supplémentaires dans une garderie, coût d'un-e gardien-ne pour des heures prolongées, etc.)
  • Les dépenses engagées pour amener un-e gardien-nne (ou un-e membre de la famille agissant comme fournisseur-e-s de soins) au colloque ou à votre domicile pour s'occuper de l’enfant
  • Les dépenses engagées pour amener un-e gardien-ne (ou un-e membre de la famille agissant comme fournisseur-e-s de soins) au colloque ou à votre domicile pour s'occuper de l'enfant

Dépenses non admissibles

  • Les repas, le transport sur place, les billets pour les musées ou les attractions à Toronto ; les frais de garde d'enfants usuels (nounou, gardien-ne, garde après l'école) non liés à la présence du ou de la participant-e au colloque  
  • Les fonds pour la garde d'enfants ne peuvent pas servir à financer les frais de déplacement ou autres dépenses liées à la participation du ou de la participant-e au colloque (y compris l'inscription au colloque ou les autres dépenses que le ou la participant-e aurait déjà engagées en assistant au colloque)
  • Les fonds ne peuvent pas être utilisés pour les frais de voyage de l'enfant ou des enfants au colloque 

Le remboursement peut être demandé pour les dépenses admissibles jusqu'à concurrence du montant maximum de la subvention. Les dépenses dépassant le montant de la subvention doivent être assumées par le ou la participant-e. Chaque candidat-e doit soumettre une réclamation et des reçus à info@acds-clsa.org avant le 31 juillet. Les candidat-e-s ne sont pas admissibles au remboursement des dépenses qui sont couvertes par d'autres sources.

L'ACDS n'est pas en mesure d'offrir aucune recommandation concernant les options de garde d'enfants à Toronto. 

 

 

CLSA Annual Meeting-Law at the Crossroads-Toronto

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:04 -- manager

For thousands of years the place where the City of Toronto is located has been a crossroads where many peoples have met and had fruitful exchanges. According to some Indigenous knowledge keepers, the word “Toronto” comes from the Wendat term for a fishing weir constructed of sticks standing in the water. Lake and river fishing has been an important activity for the area’s many Indigenous peoples, including Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Chippewa. The Indigenous knowledge frameworks and laws of the peoples of this area encourage a multilayered understanding of an item such as a fishing weir in terms of its natural, sacred, practical and social meanings.

The area continues to be home to many Indigenous people from all over Canada and beyond, but Toronto has also been shaped by immigration flows from many parts of the world, with about half of its current residents being born outside of Canada.

The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association hope that our joint meeting in Toronto will be creative and fruitful, in keeping with the traditional use of this land as a gathering place, and that visitors to the area will take the opportunity to make new connections not only with one another but also with diverse local communities.

The deadline for submissions has now passed, and the online session planner is available here (https://plan.core-apps.com/lsa2018). You may also download the app on Apple or Android. An Excel spreadsheet showing sessions containing CLSA members is attached below. Please advise of errors or omissions (info@acds-clsa.org). Papers related to the history of legal education appear in the "Beyond Harvard" attachment.  

Registration:

Registration is open, through the LSA's website at http://www.lawandsociety.org/. Regular and emeritus members of the CLSA are entitled to a discount on registration, as are regular members of the LSA. If you are a member of the LSA, the system will recognize you, and you will not need a discount code, but if you are only a member of the CLSA, please email memberships@acds-clsa.org to acquire your discount code. There is no discount for student members of either organization, but student members of the CLSA are eligible for travel funding. Please email acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com for more information.

Annual General Meeting:

The annual general meeting of the association will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm in the VIP Room at the Sheraton. If you do a text search for "annual general meeting" in the online program search box, you will find it. All members are welcome. 

Visiting Toronto:

Here is a guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrkaes0bd6jj1tj/LSA%20TORONTO%20GUIDE.pdf?dl=0. 

Childcare:

A subsidy of up to $350 CAD for the cost of childcare may be available for CLSA members who are registered presenters, chairs or participants at the main conference and/or the francophone workshop. Only one parent of a child or children may apply for a grant. Applications must be made by May 1. If the CLSA receives more claims on its funding than it has available, preference may be given to early career applicants or those with lower incomes. 

Allowable expenses:

  • Daycare expenses in Toronto
  • Extra daycare expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (for example, overtime at a daycare centre, cost of a sitter for extended hours, etc.)
  • Expenses incurred in bringing a babysitter (or family member acting as caregiver) to the meeting or to your home to care for the child

Non-allowable expenses: 

  • Meals, on-site transportation, tickets to museums or attractions in Toronto; routine child-care expenses (nanny, babysitter, after-school care) not related to the applicant's attendance at the conference
  •  Child-care funds cannot be used to fund travel or other expenses related to the attendee's own participation in the meeting (including meeting registration or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting)
  • Funds cannot be used for travel expenses for the child or children to the conference 

Reimbursement may be requested for eligible expenses up to the maximum amount of the grant. Expenses in excess of the award amount must be borne by the individual participant. Each applicant must submit a claim and receipts to info@acds-clsa.org before July 31. Applicants are not eligible for reimbursement of expenses that are being covered from other sources. 

The CLSA makes no recommendations regarding childcare options in Toronto. 

 

Job posting Criminology Faculty Université de Montréal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:53 -- manager
The École de criminologie at the Université de Montréal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of criminal and/or social justice (for instance, community intervention practices, penal policies, environmental Criminology). Please see the attachment. 
 

Poste en justice sociale et pénale Université de Montreal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:51 -- manager

L’École de criminologie à l’Université de Montréal sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint dans le domaine de la justice pénale ou sociale (notamment, les pratiques d’intervention communautaire, les politiques pénales, la criminologie environnementale). Veuillez consulter le fichier ci-joint.

University of New Brunswick's third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Sat, 2017-09-23 14:13 -- manager

The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is proud to announce that registration is now open for the University of New Brunswick's third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, to be held this year onOctober 23 and 24, 2017 on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. 

To register and for further details, go to http://www.unb.ca/conferences/peaceandfriendshiptreatydays/

On this, the 150th anniversary of the passage of the British North America Act, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will hold the University of New Brunswick’s 3rd annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days. Events will include a keynote talk by Senator Daniel Christmas, an active leader in the Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton and the Mi'kmaw Nation of Nova Scotia, a re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of 1725, the first Peace and Friendship Treaty between the Wabanaki Nations and the British Crown, and a colloquium, which will address topics related to the role of Indigenous political traditions and treaty-making, especially among the Wabanaki nations, in providing the inspiration and foundation for the creation and evolution of the Confederation of the British North American colonies from 1867 to today.

The 150th anniversary of the legal creation of the political community we know as Canada is certainly worthy of celebration, but Canadian Confederation is neither merely 150 years old nor is it solely the creation of white colonists. The roots of Confederation rest in the nourishing soil of Indigenous political traditions of confederacies, including the Wabanaki Confederacy, and were fed by the tradition of treaty-making between Indigenous nations and the British Crown. The Peace and Friendship Treaties between the British Crown and the nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy were among the earliest of these treaties. As well, despite the efforts of federal governments since Confederation to make Indigenous peoples invisible in Canada’s political community through assimilationist policies, the resilience of Indigenous peoples has meant that Indigenous political traditions continue to influence the evolution of the Canadian political community today.

We welcome you to participate in this year's UNB Peace and Friendship Treaty Days. Remember, to register and for further information, go to http://www.unb.ca/conferences/peaceandfriendshiptreatydays/

 

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