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Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Mon, 2014-07-07 21:20 -- manager

 

Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Closing date: October 10, 2014

 

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D.by date of appointment or shortly thereafter.  Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests in global security, with a particular emphasis on cyber security, and interest or proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary research teams from across engineering and social sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global security. Applicants must have an excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights, and we welcome applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources and global network. 

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities  Job# 1401282

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact munkschool.director@utoronto.ca.  Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format.

In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at munkschool.director@utoronto.ca . Letters must ARRIVE by the closing date, October 10, 2014. At least one of the three letters should comment on the candidate’s teaching.

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: www.munkschool.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.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

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

Genome Canada Research Project: Genomics and Feeding the Future

Wed, 2014-06-25 17:56 -- manager

Genome Canada has launched a new research project competition dealing with food safety, security, and sustainability of production, and is specifically inviting researchers in the social sciences and humanities to apply. You can learn more about the competition by checking out this post on the Federation’s blog, or by going directly to the competition webpage at http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/portfolio/research/2014-competition.aspx.

Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference

Mon, 2014-06-16 19:10 -- manager

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 8th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference

Thursday 4th - Friday 5th December 2014 at the Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 8th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference hosted by Monash University, to be held in Melbourne on 4-5 December 2014.

The theme of the conference is Critical Criminology: Research Praxis and Social Transformation in a Global EraThe conference will bring together academics, cross-sector stakeholders, legal practitioners, advocates, activists and students to reflect and renew discussions about the status and future of critical criminology. The conference will consider the unique and important place of critical criminology, with a particular focus on the multi-level barriers that impact on transformative research agendas and collaborations in the current social, political and economic climate.

The conference streams include:

1. Re-theorizing Punishment’s Borders and Boundaries

2. Movements against State and Corporate Harm

3. Seeking Real Access to Justice

4. The Prospects of, and Limits Placed Upon, Transformative Justice

5. Campaigns for Justice

6. Surveillance and the Technologies of Control

7. From Theory to Praxis: Challenges in Critical Criminology

Abstracts for individual/co-authored papers and themed panel submissions are encouraged.

Please note: Abstracts will subject to a process of peer-review and not all abstracts may be accepted. Abstracts should be received on or before Monday 30 June 2014.

The organisers also welcome expressions of interest for those wishing to launch a new publication or research initiative at the conference. If you have something you would like to launch, please contact the conference organisers at: criticalcriminology@monash.edu

Our Keynote Plenary Panels feature the following speakers:

Panel One: Critical Research and Institutional Violence

Professor Phil Scraton (Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland); Dr Elizabeth Stanley (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Dr Thalia Anthony (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Panel Two: Regulation and Online Cultures

Associate Professor Thomas Crofts (University of Sydney, Australia); Associate Professor Murray Lee (University of Sydney, Australia) and Professor Gail Mason (University of Sydney, Australia)

Panel Three: Punishment, Otherness and Morality

Dr Anna Eriksson (Monash University, Australia); Professor Harry Blagg (University of Western Australia) and Dr Claire Spivakovsky (Monash University, Australia)

Panel Four: Anti-State Research and the Politics of Containment: What Can Radical Criminology Say and Do?

Professor Scott Poynting (University of Auckland, New Zealand); Dr Vicki Sentas (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Dr Mike Grewcock (University of New South Wales, Australia)

For information on the conference and to submit an abstract, please visit:

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/critical-criminology/

For further information please email: criticalcriminology@monash.edu

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Tue, 2014-06-03 14:47 -- admin

Dear Members of the Canadian Law and Society Association,

Please find attached the agenda for the upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held June 6th, 2014 from 12:30 – 13:45 in the Moot Court Room at the Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.

Please join us for this lunch meeting. We are striking committees and doing the exciting business of the association. Elections will take place and we need your votes.

Also attached are the minutes from the CLSA-ACDS Annual General Meeting of July 2013, held in Vancouver, BC.

Please note that to reduce costs the minutes and agenda will only be distributed electronically.

Many thanks and safe travels.

L. Jane McMillan

President Canadian Law and Society Association / Association Canadienne Droit et Société

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies Special Issue on Law, Religion and Disability

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:42 -- manager
Call for proposals: “Law, Religion and Disability”
Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
 
The relationship of law, religion and disability is complex, emerging and still in development as a research area. Scholarship on religion and disability has included feminist reflections regarding religion and disability (e.g. Minister 2013) and analysis of the physical isolation that can result in congregations where accommodations are made but without reflection on the communal aspects of integration (Eiesland 1994). Further, health care providers working with disabled individuals negotiate and navigate their own religious identities in their professional sphere (Bray, Egan and Beagan 2012). Legal advancement within the disability movement has produced results such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Public and policy challenges remain highly contested and disability advocates reflect on the limitations of existing policy as well as the challenge of the application of these policies (e.g. Prince 2012; Johner 2013).
 
We are seeking articles that articulate the diverse perspectives of disability studies as it relates both to law and religion. There are multiple ways the religion, law and disability intersect with one another. The special issue intends to explore overlapping themes in dialogue to reflect on the current discourse about disability, disabled identities and its interconnections with law and religion.
 
Possible topics can include, but are not limited to:
  • What social, cultural or religious norms have created exclusive or inclusive environments? E.g. What constraints might the Quebec Charter of Values have created for individuals at the intersection of religion and disabled identities?
  • Religious individuals and organizations face challenges regarding the theological debates regarding inclusivity versus exclusivity in the accommodation of disabled individuals. What are some of the challenges of negotiating theological doctrine and what are the nuances made possible through theology regarding disability? 
  • How is disability taught or not taught, in schools or within religious institutions? What are the policies in the education system regarding disability and what challenges are ongoing regarding education and disability?
  • How do religious organizations and law respond to disability within a health framework? What challenges are faced by healthcare workers who are religiously identified or disabled? In what ways are religion, law and disability or disabled identities negotiated?
 
We welcome submissions from across the disciplines of law, religious studies and disability studies, as well as submissions from outside those fields. Proposals should be no more than 2 pages in length (single spaced) and should include: theoretical and methodological approach; central thesis or argument; and data used within article (i.e. legislation, doctrine). Proposals must be submitted to Ravi Malhotra (Ravi.Malhotra@uottawa.ca) and Heather Shipley (hshipley@uottawa.ca) by September 30, 2014. Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2014 and final submissions will be due January 30, 2015. Full articles should be between 6,000-7,000 words, using the Turabian style guide (16th Edition) or another recognized citation style. All final articles will be subject to the peer-review process. Publication is conditional on reviewer reports. As per Canadian Journal of Disability Studies policies, all methods and methodologies and disciplines are welcome, as are submissions in French or English. This CFP additionally invites perspectives on religion from across traditions, and legal perspectives from outside of Canada or North America
 

Nineteenth Century titles in Law and Jurisprudence

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:14 -- manager

Nineteenth Century Canadiana - New titles in Law and Jurisprudence

The Early Canadian Periodicals (ECP) project has recently added a collection of journals which represent a range of early legal publishing in Canada in the 19th century. These publications were aimed at practitioners and are said to include:  "statutes, case law, and court proceedings as well as speeches, biographies, editorials and reference materials for the legal profession." A list of the titles and more information can be found at the following website:http://www.canadiana.ca/en/new-legal-periodicals

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