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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 email@example.com. 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 $50 for emeritus memberships.
To renew your membership, please visit our website: http://www.acds-clsa.org/?q=en/home
Réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Droit et Société (2017) et renouvellement d’adhésion #LSMEX17
Appel de communications
Le comité des programmes de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions en vue de sa Conférence annuelle qui se tiendra au cours de la réunion internationale sur le droit et la société à Mexico. Le thème "Les murs, les frontières et les ponts: Law and Society dans un monde interconnecté» offre l'occasion d'explorer une gamme de questions socio-juridiques en temps opportun.
Toutes contributions relatives aux disciplines s’intéressant au droit et société, ainsi qu’aux recherches sociojuridiques sont bienvenues. L’Association encourage les participants à soumettre leurs contributions pour des présentations individuelles et des tables rondes.
S'il vous plaît inclure «CLSA» dans le titre de votre proposition et table ronde «Canadian Studies» comme mots-clés dans vos mémoires, le cas échéant.
Lieu : Sheraton Maria Isabel, Mexico City, Mexico
Dates du colloque : du 20-23 juin 2017
Échéancier : le 18 octobre 2016
Pour soumettre, visitez le système électronique du LSA :
En outre, toutes les communications doivent être soumises en pièces jointes, par courrier électronique, à Nicole O’Byrne, vice-présidente (conférences) de l’ACDS à firstname.lastname@example.org. Veuillez indiquer votre nom de famille, ainsi que les mots Contributions ACDS dans le champ « Objet ».
Veuillez songer à renouveler votre adhésion pour 2017. Parmi les avantages d’adhésion sont un abonnement à la Revue canadienne droit et société, participation aux réunions de l’Association, et notre bulletin biennal. Les frais sont 140$ (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.
Histories of the Surveillance Society: Transnational Contexts
Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen
A growing number of scholars have argued that today we live in a ‘surveillance society,’ suggesting that, especially with the spread of digital technologies, surveillance and data collection have become globally ubiquitous, driving everything from state security practices to consumer culture. This is the context for the emergence of the field of surveillance studies, which has expanded enormously over the past twenty years. But how new is this surveillance society? What are its dimensions, and how have they come into being internationally?
A small but expanding body of scholarship has traced important histories, showing that many surveillance practices are not as novel as sometimes thought. Indeed, important works have been published on histories of medical surveillance (Cartwright 1995; Fairchild et al. 2007), surveillant criminology (Sekula 1986; Cole 2001; Finn 2009), and the emergence of practices of identification (Torpey 2000; Caplan & Torpey 2001; Groebner 2007; Bennett & Lyon 2008; About et al. 2013). We have also seen an opening up of perspectives from outside the European and Anglo-American worlds (Anderson 2004; McCoy 2009; Breckenridge 2014), and from Indigenous perspectives (K. Smith 2009).
This collection seeks to further broaden and deepen these emerging historical perspectives, and to break new ground in thinking about how histories of surveillance have shaped modern social systems over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. The approach of the volume is global, incorporating transnational perspectives and work from the global South. How has surveillance shaped the emergence of modern mass industrial societies, capitalism, and colonialism? What role have new media and information technologies played in this process? In what ways are various people and populations differentially targeted by and implicated in these surveillance practices?
We encourage submissions from scholars working in surveillance studies, but also those outside the field seeking to rethink their work through the lens of surveillance. We particularly encourage submissions that draw on critical literature engaging with gender, race and racialization, labour, disability, sexuality, and class.
Chapter topics may include, but are not limited to:
- The historical role of new media and information technologies (e.g., photography, film, databases) in the shaping of various global systems of surveillance
- The role of both state and non-state forms of surveillance in histories of intra- or transnational migration (e.g., identification systems, border control mechanisms, status/non-status peoples)
- Histories of medical surveillance, including of specific diseases and blood borne viruses (e.g., tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections), and the differential targeting of various bodies
- The constitution of disability through regimes of surveillance, including eugenic identifications, interventions, and regulations
- Cultural representations and engagements with surveillance, including but not limited to literature, film, visual art, and popular culture
- Capitalism, labour, and surveillance, in particular in relation to accumulation by dispossession, poor and vagrancy laws, workers and labour processes, and Marx’s and Marxist approaches
- State surveillance of political movements and dissidents (e.g., Red scares and anti-Communism, COINTELPRO, suppression of national liberation struggles, dirty wars in Latin America and elsewhere, dissent in the Eastern Bloc, surveillance in authoritarian states)
- The production of gendered subjects and the elaboration of gender binaries, including the policing and surveillance of queer, trans, and gender non-conforming bodies
- Histories of criminology, including the development of policing, growth of penal systems, and the extension of biometric practices (e.g., crainometry, physiognomy, fingerprinting)
- Surveillant strategies of colonial governance and the elaboration of racialized hierarchies, including colonial policing and military, labour exploitation, and settler practices
- Architecture, urban planning, and surveillance, in particular how these are shaped by the specific power dynamics at play in different global locations and historical periods
- Systems of identity and registration (e.g., the Koseki system in Japan, pass laws in South Africa and elsewhere, criminal registries of specific populations)
- Resistance, resilience, and responses to the various practices of surveillance outlined above, including how forms of counter-surveillance or sousveillance have been used in emancipatory social and political projects, and the role of surveillance in radical and revolutionary movements
Interested contributors should send a 300-400 word abstract and 100 word bio by Nov. 10th, 2016 to Histories.Surveillance@
Robert Heynen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Canada. He is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and author of 'Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany' (Brill, 2015).
Emily van der Meulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, Canada. She is co-editor of 'Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance' (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and 'Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada' (University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
The CLSA is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of this upcoming event in Fredericton:
Reconciliation through EducationFeaturing a workshop with Jennifer Brant, Program Coordinator, Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women’s Certificate Program, Ph.D candidate in Education Studies, Brock UniversityandA screening of “Our Sisters in Spirit,” a documentary created by Nick Printup while a student in the Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. This film has only been accessible through screenings at festivals and before specific audiences, including the RCMP. It profiles the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and features commentators including Sophie Trudeau.Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall, St. Thomas UniversityRefreshments available beginning at. Doors will close temporarily at for Elders' opening.
L'ACDS est heureuse d'annoncer son coparrainage de l'événement suivant qui se tiendra à Fredericton :L'éducation au service de la réconciliationAvec la présentation d'un atelier par Jennifer Brant, coordonnatrice de programme, Gidayaamin
Aboriginal Women's Certificate Program, doctorante en Education Studies, de l'Université BrockEtLe visionnement du documentaire "Our Sisters in Spirit", réalisé par Nick Printup alors qu'il était étudiant au Niagara College Broadcasting, Radio, Television & Film program. Ce film a été accessible uniquement à l'occasion de festivals et à des auditoires spécifiques, y compris la GRC. Il décrit la crise touchant les femmes autochtones disparues ou assassinées et inclut différents commentateurs, dont Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau.Le 30 septembre 2016, de 9 h 30 à 11 h 30Auditorium Kinsella, Pavillon McCain, Université St-ThomasDes rafraîchissements seront offerts à partir de 9 h. Les portes fermeront temporairement à 9 h 30 pour l'ouverture des Aînés.
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Social Science
Position Start Date: July 1, 2017
Department of Social Science
The Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Criminology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017. More information about the undergraduate Criminology Program can be found online at http://crim.sosc.laps.yorku.ca/. Further details about the affiliate graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies can be found at http://slst.gradstudies.yorku.ca/.
The successful candidate must hold a completed PhD in Criminology or a related field with a primary focus on criminology. Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and publication in the field of Criminology appropriate to their stage in career; and provide evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program. Although the area of research specialization is open, the successful applicant must have the ability to teach a large undergraduate Research Methods course that surveys the diverse quantitative and qualitative research strategies that have been applied to criminological topics. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the design, development and instruction of a small, upper-level practicum course for select Criminology honour students. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and be prepared to actively participate in the graduate program in Socio-Legal Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research agenda, a recent sample of their scholarly writing (maximum 50 pages), and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and summaries of teaching evaluation); and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, Ross Building, S754, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: email@example.com (Subject Line: “Criminology Appointment”)
The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
Posting End Date: October 31, 2016
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The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment in the areas of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will commence on July 1, 2017.
Candidates must have teaching expertise in a variety of topics in criminology, and law and society. He/she must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students' mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program.
Applicants must have a PhD in criminology, law, or a cognate social science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi, and evidence of strong communication and expository skills.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi related to the teaching of criminology and sociolegal courses, and a statement on career goals) and teaching evaluations. If you have any questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials should be submitted online.
Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email to:email@example.com by 29 September 2016. Reference letters must be on letterhead and signed. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.
For further information on the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website atwww.criminology.utoronto.ca.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.