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Scholarship for Graduate or Post-Graduate Studies: Policy Component: On the Move research partnership

Fri, 2014-11-28 18:32 -- manager

CLOSING DATE: January 19th 2015

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: From $15,000 per year to $40,000 per year depending on level

START DATE: As of March 1st 2015 (flexible)

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP: One or two years depending on the level

MISSION:

The On the Move Partnership: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context is a 2.5 million dollar, 7-year partnership grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that spans 17 disciplines and 22 universities across Canada and four other countries (PI Barbara Neis, Memorial University). This research program is investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility, from the 3 hour daily commute to the situation of temporary foreign workers, looking at its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments. This scholarship is related to research on policy and the mobile workforce

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The candidate:

 Will be a masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral scholar (enrolled, or eligible applicant) in the field or law, political economy, or a related field of research;

 Agrees to contribute to the development and scholarly activities of the On The Move Partnership (Policy Component) as described below for the duration of the scholarship.

Bilingualism is not required but fluency in both French and English is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent language skills in one of these languages.

The scholarship competition is open to both Canadian citizens and non-citizens. Candidates must demonstrate that they are likely to obtain permission to reside in Canada for the period of one year.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP:

This scholarship is provided through SSHRC funding through the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law and the On the Move Partnership.

Through the activities of the Policy Component of the On the Move Partnership, funding has become available for a graduate or post-graduate position to support the policy component in the ongoing research projects underway. This position is open to students at the masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral levels who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in law or in a related field. Candidates are invited to propose a research project outlined in their application for the position that examines regulatory effectiveness of legislation or policy (for example, labour law, social security, health care) as applied to the mobile workforce in Canada.

The successful individual will work with Katherine Lippel, Canada research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, Faculty of Civil Law, at the University of Ottawa. Primary responsibilities will include the development and implementation of research projects, drafting of reports and publications, as well as participating in various activities of the Policy Component of the On the Move Partnership, and other related activities.

For more information about the On the Move Partnership, please visit our webpage at: http://www.onthemovepartnership.ca/

For more information about the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law, please visit our webpage at:

http://www.droitcivil.uottawa.ca/chairohslaw

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application by midnight, January 19th, 2015 (EST) by email to Marianne Corriveau, research associate with the Canada research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law, at: mcorr026@uottawa.ca.

You should send the following documents:

1. An up-to-date CV

2. A one-page proposal outlining the project you would like to pursue

3. A letter outlining your interests and reasons for pursuing this opportunity

4. A sample of written work in English or French

5. Contact information for two references

 

Additional instructions:

 Your application may be submitted in French or in English.

 For format consistency, please provide PDF files only. Be sure to include your last name in the files’ titles.

 Applications can be submitted by email only. Your email subject line must be Scholarship for Graduate or Post-Graduate Studies (Ottawa) as emails will be automatically sorted.

Failure to follow instructions may result in your application being overlooked or dismissed.

Please address your application and/or any questions you may have about this scholarship to Marianne Corriveau at: mcorr026@uottawa.ca.

CLSA: Interim Treasurer

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:29 -- manager

The CLSA is in immediate need of an interim treasurer to serve until the spring 2015 AGM . Any member in good standing with interest in the position and some experience in handling group finances is invited to forward a brief expression of interest to the Board accompanied by a c.v. Expresions of interest should be emailed to eric.reiter@concordia.ca  

Assistant Professor, Sociology, MacEwan University

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:15 -- manager

 

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Faculty of Arts and Science

Competition # 14.11.155

 

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment in criminology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2015, subject to final budgetary approval.

 

The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more areas within criminology. All areas of such expertise will be considered; however, priority will be given to applicants with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Aboriginal peoples and the criminal justice system; courts and corrections; alternative justice practices.

 

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

 

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Jeff Stepnisky, Chair, Department of Sociology, at StepniskyJ@macewan.ca.

 

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. The annual salary range for a Ph.D. is $72,834 to $115,975. A review of applications will begin December 8, 2014 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

 

How to Apply:      

 

Only applications received electronically will be considered.

 

To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Administrative/HumanResources/Careers/index.htm# and select the job posting. 

 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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

 

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

 

 

 

Endowed Chair in Human Rights, St Thomas University

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:48 -- manager

Full posting: http://w3.stu.ca/stu/administrative/hr/employment/job_view_ft_acad.aspx?...

St. Thomas University invites applications for the Endowed Chair in Human Rights, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2015, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be for a three-year term, with a possibility of renewal.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 2,100. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds four Canada Research Chairs.

The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in Human Rights and Human Rights experience in an international context would be an asset. A PhD or the equivalent in a field directly related to Human Rights is required. In addition to teaching in the Human Rights Program, the holder of the Chair will conduct research in the area of Human Rights, undertake community-based seminars, workshops and other outreach events, and serve as Director of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre. Administrative experience would be beneficial for this position.

Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Amanda DiPaolo, Director, Human Rights Program, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to dipaolo@stu.ca.

Closing date: December 5, 2014, or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Calgary 2016

Sun, 2014-11-02 15:53 -- manager

The annual meeting will be held in Calgary from May 28 to June 2. Here is our Call for Papers. Please join us!

 

ASSOCIATION FOR LAW, PROPERTY & SOCIETY 6TH ANNUAL MEETING

Wed, 2014-10-15 17:31 -- manager

Association for Law, Property & Society 6th Annual Meeting

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia USA

May 1-2, 2015

Call for Papers

 

The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) is a scholarly organization for those engaged in scholarship on all aspects of property law and society.  Its annual meeting brings together scholars from many disciplines to discuss their work and to foster dialogue among those working in property law, policy, and theory. Prior meetings have averaged 150 participants, many coming from outside North America.

ALPS will hold its 6th Annual Meeting at the University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia USA, May 1-2, 2015.

We welcome papers on any subject related to property law, including pedagogy, and from a diversity of perspectives. As in previous years, we will have both draft paper panels and early works-in-progress panels dedicated to brainstorming scholarship at its beginning stages. We also plan to support early-career scholars in their development and in connecting to mentors through the conference events.

You may submit an individual paper or a panel (usually 4 presenters). Panel proposals may include a collection of paper presentations, roundtables, or book panels. Paper abstracts should not exceed 250 words. If submitting a panel, please submit a panel abstract and individual paper abstracts.

Registration and paper/panel submission is available through the conference website at http://www.alps.syr.edu

The deadline for submitting papers and panels is February 1, 2015, but registration for the conference will continue to be available after that date. Please do not submit papers and panels after February 1 as part of your registration without having emailed Jim Smith, jim@uga.edu for permission to submit late. We will do our best to accommodate late submission requests, but can only guarantee that proposals submitted by the February 1 deadline will be able to be considered for the conference.

A discounted early registration rate of $150 is available until February 1, 2015. After that date, the registration rate is $180. The registration rate for full-time students (JD, PhD, or other program) is $50.

In addition, in recognition of the international and interdisciplinary diversity of ALPS members, we invite paper or panel submissions relating to the following special themes:

·         Eviction and Displacement

·         Law and Geography

 

We will cluster papers and panels submitted in connection with these themes in such manner as to allow conference participants to attend all panels organized around each theme.

The standard length of each session will be 90 minutes and we expect sessions to include time for questions and discussion from the audience as well as presentation.

 

 

Mid-Winter Meeting Call for Participation

Mon, 2014-10-13 16:35 -- manager

 

Dear Members,

 

This is a general call for participation in the CLSA’s Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, which will take place at Concordia University’s downtown campus, in Montreal, Quebec, January 17-18, 2014. The Mid-Winter Meeting is a relatively small, informal gathering and a great way to connect with CLSA members from across the country and to get involved in the organization.  

 

The broad theme for this year is “Engaging Law: New Ideas in Socio-Legal Studies”.  Members are encouraged to organize round table discussions or panels around themes within socio-legal scholarship, including “law and religion”, “crime and punishment”, “indigenous legal perspectives”, “socio-legal methods”, “legal history” or any other research area that is of interest.  Individual submissions for paper presentations are also welcome.  

 

Please send a brief abstract or description of your roundtable, panel or individual paper (up to 250 words) to alanaklein.mcgill@gmail.com by November 21, 2014.  All accepted presentations will be given on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The board meeting will take place on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Note that all presenters must be members of the CLSA at the time of the conference. Registration for the conference is free.

 

We hope to see you in Montreal in January.

 

Chers membres,

Le comité de l’ACDS vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour sa prochaine rencontre de mi-hiver qui aura lieu au campus du centre-ville de l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, les 17 et 18 janvier 2015 prochain. La conférence mi-hiver est une occasion informelle de rencontrer d’autres membres pancanadiens de la Société et de vous impliquer dans son organisation.

Cette année, le thème de la conférence s’intitule Dynamiser le droit : esquisses inédites dans les études sociojuridiques. Les membres sont encouragés à former des tables-ronde ou des panels s’articulant autour des grands thèmes de la recherche sociojuridique, dont « le droit et la religion », « le crime et la peine », « les perspectives juridiques autochtones », « la méthodologie sociojuridique » ou tout autre thème ayant trait à vos sujets particuliers de recherche. Les soumissions individuelles sont également les bienvenues.

Prière d’envoyer un bref extrait ou description de votre table-ronde, de votre suggestion de panel ou de votre contribution personnelle (250 mots maximum) à alanaklein.mcgill@gmail.com avant le 21 novembre 2014. Les contributions retenues seront présentées le samedi 17 janvier 2015. La réunion du conseil d’administration aura lieu le dimanche 18 janvier 2015. Veuillez noter que les conférenciers doivent être membres de l’ACDS. L’inscription à la conférence est gratuite.

En espérant vous voir en grand nombre en janvier,

Appel de propositions: Association canadienne droit et société , Congrès 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 18:19 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Appel de propositions

Université d’Ottawa, Ontario

3-5 juin 2015

 

L’association canadienne droit et société vous invite à soumettre vos contributions pour la prochaine rencontre annuelle qui aura lieu à Ottawa lors de la tenue de son prochain Congrès en 2015. Dans l’esprit de notre thème annuel ‘’Idées capital’’, nous vous invitons à soumettre toute proposition de communications, de panels ou de présentations qui s’engagent dans cette vaste réflexion portant sur la notion du ‘’capital’’, aux carrefours des questions de droit et de société.

Cette thématique générale inclut, sans se limiter, à ces différentes pistes de réflexion :

  • Les marchés financiers : ce qui les gouvernent et régulent, de même que ce qu’ils gouvernent et régulent eux-mêmes; l’austérité économique; le colonialisme et le développement des nouveaux empires économiques; l’empiètement qu’opèrent et les risques qu’importent les logiques capitalistes dans le domaine
  • Le capital émotionnel : le travail et le droit émotionnel; l’équité émotionnelle; le rôle de l’émotion en droit ; la victimologie
  • La propriété comme principe structurant du droit : les revendications territoriales des Autochtones; les corps et leurs (les) désirs; la commercialisation au sens large.
  • Le capital moral : l’entreprenariat moral; l’abolitionnisme (de l’esclavage, de la prostitution); comme mode de gouvernance.
  • Le capital culturel : la reproduction culturelle et sociale; le pouvoir et le savoir culturel; les technologies de l’information et la question de l’hégémonie; l’objectivation, l’objectification, la représentation et la personnification.
  • Le capital humain : les droits des travailleurs; la mobilité transnationale, l’exploitation; la production du savoir et des économies.
  • La peine capitale : la race, le genre et les biais sociaux ; aux exécutions et persécutions humaines; aux convictions injustifiées ou erronées ; aux châtiments cruels, injustes ou arbitraires.

Les propositions peuvent inclure, sans s’y limiter :

  • Des communications individuelles;
  • Des panels;
  • Des tables rondes;
  • Des ateliers de recherche;
  • Des sessions de discussion entre un auteur et son lectorat;

Toutes les soumissions doivent comprendre : (1) un résumé de 150-200 mots des articles individuels; (2) 2-4 mots clés pour identifier la proposition; (3) une biographie de 50-70 mots mettant en lumière vos engagements institutionnels et communautaires, vos intérêts de recherche, vos projets actuels et/ou vos publications. Les soumissions d’étudiants aux cycles supérieurs sont fortement encouragées.

Pour les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs qui souhaiteraient en savoir plus sur l’Atelier des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs (date à venir), veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse suivante : acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

Pour les propositions de panels et de tables rondes, veuillez inclure une description de 150-200 mots à propos des objectifs de la rencontre ainsi qu’un résumé de 150 mots de la contribution que chaque présentateurs/participants exposera, de même qu’une biographie de 50-75 mots pour chacun des participants.

Veuillez soumettre vos propositions et vos coordonnées complètes avant le 5 décembre 2014 à Lara Karaian à l’adresse suivante : lara.karaian@carleton.ca.

Nous vous invitons également nous communiquer tout intérêt pour la présidence et l’animation de panels.

Call for Papers: CLSA Annual Meeting 2015

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:41 -- manager

Canadian Law and Society Association/Association canadienne droit et société

Congress/ Congrès 2015

Call for Proposals

University of Ottawa, Ontario

June 3-5, 2015

 

The Canadian Law and Society Association welcomes proposals for our annual meeting to be held at Congress 2015 in Ottawa. In keeping with this year’s thematic focus on “Capital ideas” we invite proposals for papers, panels and other presentations that engage broadly with the concept of “capital” and its intersections with law and society.

 

This broad theme includes but is not limited to the following areas of inquiry:

·           capital markets: governance and regulation of/by; economic austerity; colonialism and the development of new Empires; risk and the encroachment of capitalist logics in seemingly non-economic legal relations; prison industrial complex

·           emotional capital: emotional labour and law; emotional equity; role of emotion in law; victimology

·           property as an organizing principle in law: Indigenous land claims; bodies and desires; commodification

·           moral capital: moral entrepreneurship; abolitionism (slavery, sex work); as a mode of governance

·           cultural capital: cultural and social reproduction; cultural knowledge and power; information technology and hegemony; objectification and embodiment

·           human capital: labour rights; transnational mobility; exploitation; knowledge production and economies

·           capital punishment: racial, gender and social bias; “humane” executions; wrongful convictions; cruel and unusual punishment

 

Proposals by may include but are not limited to:

-          Individual papers

-          Complete panels

-          Roundtables

-          Research workshops

-          Author meets readers sessions

 

All submissions must include: (1) a proposal of between 150-200 words for individual papers, (2) 2-4 keywords (3) a maximum 50-75 word bio that highlights institutional or community affiliation, research interests, current projects and/or publications. Proposals from graduate students are strongly encouraged.

If you are a graduate student who would like more information on the Graduate Student Workshop (date to be determined) please contact acdsgradsclsa@gmail.com.

For panel and roundtable proposals please include a 150-word description addressing the objectives of the entire panel and a 150-word abstract for each presenter/participant as well as each participant's 50-75 word bio.

 

Please e-mail submissions and contact details to Lara Karaian at lara.karaian@carleton.ca  by December 5, 2014.  

 

We also invite expressions of interest for chairing panels.

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