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Professor Douglas C Hay Conference-York University

Thu, 2015-10-08 11:59 -- manager

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

            To honour the recent retirement of Professor C. Douglas Hay from York University, where he held appointments in the Department of History and Osgoode Hall Law School, a conference in his honour will be held at York University on Thursday, 5 May 2016.  “Doug” is one of the best-known legal historians in the English-speaking world, an achievement recently recognized when the American Society of Legal History named him an honorary fellow.  While his scholarship has been devoted primarily to British topics, Doug has also contributed to Canadian legal history, particularly with respect to post-1760 Quebec.  His work on both Britain and Canada has been an inspiration to Canadian scholars for its scope, ambition, sophistication and creative utilization of sources, while providing interpretive frameworks that have been readily adopted in a broad range of Canadian scholarship.    

            The organizers expect that the British historical community will find its own way of honouring Doug.  This conference is aimed at Canadianists who have worked on topics or themes similar to those found in Doug’s scholarship, or who have employed his approaches in their own writing.  We are particularly interested in hearing from Doug’s former graduate students.  Proposals are welcome from scholars or graduate students in any academic discipline, from independent scholars, and from those in professional practice.  The only substantive requirement is that the proposal engage with the nexus of law and history in some way.

            A selection of the papers will appear in a theme issue of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal devoted to Doug’s career and legacy.  Papers chosen as candidates for publication must pass through the Journal's peer review requirements. 

            500-word paper proposals should be sent to us at the email addresses below by Monday 7 December 2015. Decisions will be made early in January 2016. Applications for funding are in progress and we aim to provide reimbursement for travel costs of graduate students, pre-tenure scholars and those in precarious work situations.  Please indicate in your proposal whether you are likely to need such support. 

 

Philip Girard, Osgoode Hall Law School, pgirard@osgoode.yorku.ca

Jim Phillips, University of Toronto Faculty of Law & Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, j.phillips@utoronto.ca

William Wicken, York University Department of History, wwicken@yorku.ca     

Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor- York University

Thu, 2015-09-17 11:43 -- manager

The Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time tenure stream Assistant Professor position in the Criminology program to commence July 1, 2016. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Criminology or a related field; show promise of excellence in research and publication in the field of Criminology; and demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching including an ability to teach in an interdisciplinary program. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate actively in the Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015. 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.

Applicants should submit, in hard copy, a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly. Please include summaries of teaching evaluations and a sample of a recent publication in your application package. Apply to: Professor JJ McMurtry, Chair, Department of Social Science, South 754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

For the complete job description please visit www.yorku.ca/acadjobs.

Two Tenure Track Positions-Ryerson's Criminology Department

Wed, 2015-09-16 15:24 -- manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 July 1, 2016, subject  to final budgetary approval.  Candidates will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a related field. 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 include: Indigenous Governance  and Policy and Quantitative Methods (expertise in youth justice is preferred). 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 creation of a discipline-based graduate program (MA) which is in the development stages. 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, at  t26king@ryerson.ca, prior to and during the competition.

How to Apply:

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Varma at kvarma@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin November  1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at:  http://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.

Dean, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Tue, 2015-08-04 13:29 -- manager

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan is looking for a dean who will build on the college’s proud history with a commitment to excellence.

We’re proud of our past success, and we always look for opportunities to grow stronger.

Established in 1912, the U of S College of Law is the oldest university law school in Western Canada. The college is known for its pre-eminence in transnational commercial law, environment and sustainable resources, and Aboriginal law, and our excellence in teaching, research and innovation helps us produce skilled graduates who go on to succeed at home and around the world. Thanks in part to its close relationship with the Saskatchewan legal profession, the college opened a new expansion in 2008—the first LEED Gold building in Saskatoon.

Reporting to the provost and vice-president academic, the successful candidate, as a key member of the university’s leadership, will be an accomplished and visionary scholar, educator, communicator and leader with a history of successful administration. He or she will understand the fundamental importance of collaboration, teamwork and relationship building with a range of internal and external partners. We constantly strive to achieve even more. We are looking for a dean with big ideas who has the ability to bring them to fruition. We want our success as a college to translate to success for our students, alumni and partners, who will shape the future of the law in Canada and beyond.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please call Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart of The Geldart Group at 604-926-0005 or forward your application package (current CV, letter of application and reference list) in confidence to khaleeda@thegeldartgroup.com

 

Tier 2 CRC, Law and Society, University of Waterloo

Thu, 2015-07-30 15:03 -- manager

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Law and Society beginning July 1, 2016. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Sociology, Sociolegal Studies, or Criminology. The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular member of the department and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (terms of reference are available at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The University of Waterloo is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to successfully secure the CRC. 

The successful candidate will have obtained their highest degree within ten years of their nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding emerging scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years. The candidate is expected to propose an innovative program of high quality research that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. Evidence of an actively developing research program on Law and Society is required. Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students. 

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is a research-intensive department with diverse academic programs examining many of the most pressing issues confronting societies today. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees (MA and PhD) in Sociology (since 1960) and is home to an interdisciplinary undergraduate Legal Studies program (since 2009). The department provides an intellectually vibrant setting for students and faculty engaging in sociological and sociolegal scholarship and is committed to developing a culture of academic and professional mentorship among students and faculty. Recent growth and change in the faculty complement builds on the department’s foundational strengths in social theory and research methods while advancing research and scholarship in the following thematic areas: social inequality and public policy; crime, law, and security; migration, borders, and transnationalism; and knowledge, education, and digital culture. Preference will be given to candidates whose work contributes to research and scholarship in one or more of these areas. 

The salary range for this position at the Assistant Professor rank is $78,000 to $110,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. 

The closing date for applications is January 15, 2016. Send electronic copies of curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, a four-page outline of planned research activities for the 5-year term of the CRC, up to three reprints of current journal articles or book chapters, and the names and contact information of three referees to rhh@uwaterloo.ca, addressed to Dr. Rick Helmes-Hayes, Acting Chair, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited to interview for the position. 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo.

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

Sun, 2015-07-05 14:38 -- manager

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – Criminology and Sociolegal Studies - 1500772
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: 30 June 2015
Job closing: 15 September 2015
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 in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2016. 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, anthropology, 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 programs and they will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research. Candidates must be able to teach a selection of courses in criminology, and law and society, and 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.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in criminology, law, or a cognate social science discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, and must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have strong evidence of research of an internationally competitive caliber, demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the relevant field, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as research and teaching statements. If you have any questions about this position, please contact crim.admin@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via email to: crim.admin@utoronto.ca by 15 September 2015.

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.

To apply online please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500772

For further information on the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, please visit our website at www.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.

2015 Law, Literature & the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference - "Complicities"

Thu, 2015-02-19 18:26 -- manager
LAW, LITERATURE AND THE HUMANITIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA CONFERENCE,
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
DATES: 10 - 12 DECEMBER 2015
(With 9 December as a postgraduate day)
 
Complicity is a state of being complex or involved, and no matter where we are, or what we do, law is
part of our entanglement in the world. This conference will explore law’s complex relations with culture,
politics and capital. It will investigate law as an accomplice, as well as law’s role in shaping (and resisting)
certain problematic moral, political and material positions.
 
The LLH Association of Australasia invites scholarly and creative research from academics and graduate
students working at the intersection of law and the humanities, whether based in legal theory or in
disciplines such as literature, art, film, music, history, continental philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis,
visual culture, or cultural studies. Contributions may take a variety of forms from traditional academic
papers to poster presentations, video, or other genres or media.
 
The conference invites consideration of the following questions:
• What does complicity reveal about law’s methods and modes, its affects and effects?
• How are law’s genres, narratives, processes and images complicit in the creation of particular
imaginaries, materialities and practices of the everyday?
• How might we work within visual, narrative, creative and textual domains and devise strategies to
reveal and counter law's complicities, and acknowledge our own?
 
We ask you to make your own interpretation of the theme ‘Complicities,’ and invite scholars from a range
of disciplines to propose papers, complete panels and streams. Proposals should consist of a short
abstract (max. 250 words) and a short author bio. Please submit your abstract online at www.llh.uts.edu.au
 
Deadline for Stream Proposals: 31 March, 2015
Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: 1 May 2015
 
For all conference information including on-line registration, check our web site at this address:
 
And for further information, contact the Co-convenors, Dr Honni van Rijswijk and Associate Professor
Penny Crofts at llh@uts.edu.au.

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