CFR Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Opportunities, March 29th, 2018

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Last Call for Early Bird Registration in ERPA Congresses 2018 (Deadline: March 31st/18)
2. YUGSA's Academic Funds, Bursaries & Support Funds (Deadlines for all: April 1st/18)
3. Invitation to Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium's Summer Meeting (Deadline: June 6th/18)
4. Issue 2 Feminist Encounters journal (open access) now published
5. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of Heavy Burdens: Stories of Motherhood and Fatness
6. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of White Unwed Mother: The Adoption Mandate in Postwar Canada
7. Women's Human Rights Education Institute - Summer Programs
8. Register as a Member of Et al.

EVENTS:

1. Complexities and Diversities of the Black/African Diaspora Conference (March 31st/18)
2. 1st Annual Black Women's Gathering - Health, Wellness & Healing (April 7th/18)
3. A Ballad of Maladies screening (April 12th/18)
4. Queering Japanese America - One Day Event (April 23rd/18)
5. Shab-e She'r Poetry Month Celebration (April 24th/18)
6. Career and Disability Resources Fair- UTSC (April 30th/18)

CALLS:

1. Call for Papers: Mothers, Mothering, Health, and Well-Being: Physical, Psychological, Social, Spiritual, Cultural, and Environmental (Deadline: April 1st/18)
2. Call for Winter term hours for RAY positions (Deadline: April 6th/18)
3. Call for Winter term hours for Work/study, CLAY and YES (Deadline: April 6th/18)
4. Call for Proposals: Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice (Deadline: May 1st/18)
5. Call for Papers: Infrastructures of Injustice: Law and Conflict, International Workshop, Cambridge (Deadline: May 11th/18)
6. Call for Papers: Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop (UK) (Deadline: May 18th/18)
7. Call for Paper: Margins and Connections: Young Scholars International Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Deadline: July 21st/18)
8. Call for Participants: The Shortest Distance Between Two People

OPPORTUNITIES:

1. York University: Associate/Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies (tenure stream) (Deadline: March 31st/18)
2. University of Toronto Scarborough: Indigenous Academic Advisor / Career Strategist (Deadline: April 2nd/18)
3. ETC Group: Programme Manager (Deadline: April 2nd/18)
4. ETC Group: Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Quebec, Canada) (Deadline: April 2nd/18)
5. ETC Group: Global Operations Director (Deadline: April 2nd/18)
6. University of Victoria: Indigenous Social Work Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Deadline: April 6th/18)
7. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA): Programming, Peer Support & Volunteer Coordinator (Deadline: April 9th/18)
8. Wilfred Laurier University: Assistant Professor (tenure track) Women, Gender, and Feminist Studies (Deadline: April 15th/18)
9. Mount Allison University: Non-renewable 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: April 15th/18)
10. Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: April 15th/18)
11. Inter Pares is hiring: Latin America Program Manager (Deadline: April 16th/18)
12. Call for the Director of the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC) (Deadline: April 18th/18)
13. New Feminist Historical Research Scholarship (Deadline: April 27th/18)
14. York University: IPEE Summer School 2018 - Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise (Deadline Extended: April 27th/18)
15. Research Officer: The Women’s Refugee Commission (New York) (Deadline: April 30th/18)
16. University of Calgary: Director, International Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts (tenure track) (Deadline: May 30th/18)
17. University of Alberta: Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminism and Intersectionality (Deadline: July 1st/18)
18. Mount Allison: 2 open rank Indigenous hires - Arts and Social Science
19. Equality Now: Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)
20. Funding for Indigenous Scholarly Events - New Funding Opportunity from VPRI


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Last Call for Early Bird Registration in ERPA Congresses 2018 (Deadline: March 31st/18)

It is with great pleasure to inform you about the ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018 that will be held in Istanbul University Culture and Convention Center-Istanbul / Turkey from 28 June to 1 July 2018 (www.erpacongress.com). We hope that the conference will enable you to share your research with an international research community and to engage in discussion about the current issues in the field of education. We want you to remember ERPA International Congresses on Education as a place where you discussed the issues and questions that count for your research, renewed relations with your colleagues and made contacts that helped you to develop new directions in your work. Congress languages are English and Turkish.

The scope of ERPA International Congresses on Education is to make the researchers be aware of current trends in different fields, learn about the research conducted in different areas and help them discuss new trends and encourage interdisciplinary research. Therefore, the theme of the ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018 is “Interdisciplinary Research in Education”. Highlighting this theme does not mean underestimating or neglecting other important aspects of educational research and practice.

The ERPA International Congresses on Education will publish an “e-book of abstracts with ISBN” and “e-book of full texts with ISBN”. Meanwhile, selected proceedings will be sent to the journal of SHS Web of Conferences for publication (if the authors request and pay the publication fee). ERPA 2015, ERPA 2016 and ERPA 2017 issues that are published in SHS Web of Conferences have already indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge. Meanwhile, ERPA 2014 issue that was published in the journal of Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences was also indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge. These proceedings should be well-written in terms of language use (the language of proceedings is English) and should be 5 to 8 pages in length. In addition, some selected proceedings can be referred for the publication in the journals that supporting the ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018. In that case the authors should obey the publishers’ rules.

Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to meeting all of you in Istanbul / Turkey.
Best regards,
Organizing Committee of ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018

Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 March 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 May 2018
Registration Deadline: 01 June 2018
Full Paper Deadline: 20 July 2018
Congress Dates: 28 June - 01 July 2018
*The registration fee should be paid till this date


2. YUGSA's Academic Funds, Bursaries & Support Funds (Deadlines for all: April 1st/18)

This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for YUGSA's academic funds, bursaries and support funds (including dependant and international student bursaries) is April 1st, 2018. For details on how to apply, please visit YUGSA’s website (click here: https://sable.madmimi.com/c/16402?id=371690.1022.1.e98b8546578f19bf0a84550023b4d8ba ).


3. Invitation to Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium's Summer Meeting (Deadline: June 6th/18)

The Symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.

Our meeting dates for 2018 are:
1, 2, & 3 August 2018 – Somerville College, Oxford, UK
5, 6, & 7 December 2018 – Somerville College, Oxford, UK

INFORMATION FOR THE AUGUST MEETING
You are welcome to present a paper on any aspect of Women's Studies, or you may wish to participate as an observer or panel member.
The abstract submission deadline for the Summer Conference is 10 July. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within a week of submission.
The early registration deadline is 6 JUNE and regular registration deadline is 16 JULY March. REGISTER EARLY TO SAVE £60!
Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
See our website for suggestions on topics and abstract/registration deadlines and accommodation.
Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3


4. Issue 2 Feminist Encounters journal (open access) now published

A wonderful new issue of Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies and Politics is published on the website of Lectito Journals. It is free to download.

The issue Feminist Politics and Activism in Reactionary Eras, guest-edited by Srimati Basu and Akiko Takanaka, can be read on the webpage: http://www.lectitopublishing.nl/feminist-encounters


5. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of Heavy Burdens: Stories of Motherhood and Fatness

Demeter Press is honoured to announce the upcoming release of Heavy Burdens: Stories of Motherhood and Fatness, Edited by Judy Verseghy and Sam Abel (November 2018).
http://demeterpress.org/books/heavy-burdens-stories-of-motherhood-and-fatness/
Save 40% off using coupon code MOTHERS until April 17, 2018!

Heavy Burdens: Stories of Motherhood and Fatness seeks to address the systemic ways in which the moral panic around "obesity" impacts fat mothers and fat children. Taking a life-course approach, the book begins with analyses of the ways in which fatphobia is enacted on pregnant (or even not-yet-pregnant) women, whose bodies immediately become viewed as objects warranting external control by not only medical professionals, but family members, and even passers-by. The story unfolds as adults recount childhood stories of growing up fat, or growing up in fear of being fat, and how their mothers' relationships with their own bodies and attempted weight-loss experiences shaped how food, exercise, and body management were approached in their homes in sometimes harmful ways. Finally, the book concludes with stories of women who have since become mothers, examining the ways in which having their own children altered their views on their own bodies and their perceptions of their mothers' actions, and working to find fat-friendly futures via their own parenting (or grand-parenting) techniques.

This book contains the artwork, stories, and analyses of nearly 20 contributors, all of whom seek to change the ways in which fatness is perceived, experienced, and vilified. It is the editors' hope that these works will compel readers to reconsider their negative views on fatness and to retain softness toward every mother and child who are simply fighting to exist in the face of fatphobia.

Sam Abel is a practicing social worker, a PhD candidate, and an artist. Her social work practice focuses on refugee settlement, mental health, body acceptance, and familial relationships. Sam's academic research explores the experiences of fat people in health care and in the fashion industry. You can see more of her artistic work @saucy.nudles and at bracedcomic.wordpress.com.

Judy Verseghy is a recent graduate of the MA program in Critical Disability Studies at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Her academic interests include mothering, caregiving, mental health, autism, and fat studies. She is a mother of three humans and three fur babies, and loves all of them deeply (and widely).


6. Demeter Press is Honoured to Announce the Upcoming Release of White Unwed Mother: The Adoption Mandate in Postwar Canada

Demeter Press is honoured to announce the upcoming release of White Unwed Mother: The Adoption Mandate in Postwar Canada, By Valerie Andrews (November 2018).
http://demeterpress.org/books/white-unwed-mother-the-adoption-mandate-in-postwar-canada/
Save 40% off using coupon code MOTHERS until April 17, 2018!

For the majority of "unwed mothers" in postwar Canada, having a child "out-of-wedlock" invariably meant being subject to the adoption mandate. Andrews describes the mandate as a process of interrelated institutional power systems which, together with socio-cultural norms, ideals of gender heteronormativity, and emerging sociological and psychoanalytic theories, created historically unique conditions in the post WWII decades wherein the white unmarried mother was systematically separated from her baby by means of adoption. Postwar elements that came together as a kind of "perfect storm" created an unprecedented locus in history wherein unmarried mothers surrendered their babies for adoption in the hundreds of thousands in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada and the United States.

This volume uncovers and substantiates evidence of the mandate in Canada, interrogates social work policies and practices, revisits the semi-incarceral "homes for unwed mothers", and quantifies the mandate through an extensive review of provincial reports; ultimately finding that approximately 300,000 unmarried mothers in Canada were impacted by illegal and unethical adoption practices, human rights abuses, and violence against the maternal body.

Valerie Andrews is an adoption activist, a Masters graduate from York University in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, and the Executive Director of Origins Canada. Some of Valerie's works include The Language of Adoption, Crimes Against the Unmarried Mother, Sales and Marketing in Modern Domestic Adoption, #Flip the Script on Teen Mothers, Motherhood Denied: Canada's Maternity Homes, and Scripting/Disrupting "Birthmother" Identities.


7. Women's Human Rights Education Institute - Summer Programs

WHRI Intensive: July 3 – 20, 2018
Founded in 2004 by Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio, the WHRI Intensive institute combines an online learning program with 3 weeks of in-class learning to delve deeply into CEDAW and women’s human rights activism and education. Participants will gain competency in understanding and utilizing CEDAW and women’s human rights frameworks for analysis and activism, as well as exploring a diverse range women’s issues through a transformative and holistic curriculum oriented towards personal and social change.

Facilitators:
WHRI’s Educational Programs are Directed by Alda Facio: WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Chair-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW)

The WHRI Intensive is co-facilitated by: Angela Lytle (WHRI ED) & Anya Victoria (WHRI LAC Program Director), with special guests including Meskerem Geset (Rapporteur of UN WGDAW), Dr. Debby Danard (Indigenous Knowledge-keeper), Terry Ince (CEDAW Committee of Trinidad & Tobago), Mary Eberts (Human Rights expert), Kenita Placide (SOGI Rights expert) and more to be announced! See bios here.

This program is executed in 3 parts:
June 2018: 3-week online learning program
July 3 – 20, 2018: In-class intensive in Toronto
August 2018: Follow-up online learning program

WHRI Intensive Tuition: $3500 USD
Discounted rate: Unwaged participants, full-time students and staff of women’s organizations with an annual budget of less than USD $80,000 are automatically eligible for the discounted tuition rate of $2500 USD. Multiple participants from a single organization may be eligible for a discount, please inquire at info@learnwhr.org.

CEDAW for Change: July 3 – 7, 2018
This one-week educational institute focuses on understanding and utilizing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other mechanisms of the women’s human rights system as tools for activism, feminist analysis and women’s human rights movement-building. The core principles and functions of CEDAW as tools for activism and feminist analysis will be explored, ensuring that all participants will be able to ground diverse women’s issues in a women’s human rights framework.

Facilitators:
WHRI’s Educational Programs are Directed by Alda Facio: WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Chair and Special Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW)

The CEDAW for Change Institute is co-facilitated by: Angela Lytle, Anya Victoria and special guest facilitator Terry Ince, founder of the CEDAW Committee of Trindad & Tobago (CCoTT).

This program is executed in 2 parts:
June 2018: 3-week online learning program
July 3-7, 2018: In-class program in Toronto

CEDAW for Change Institute Tuition: $1000 USD
Discounted rate: Unwaged participants, full-time students and staff of women’s organizations with an annual budget of less than USD $80,000 are automatically eligible for the discounted tuition rate of $750 USD.

Additional details can be found on our website:
Visas & Accommodations: http://learnwhr.org/registration/visa-accommodations/
Fees, Funding, Scholarships: http://learnwhr.org/registration/scholarships/
Program Information: http://learnwhr.org/about/our-vision/
Testimonials of past participants: http://learnwhr.org/about/testimonials/
About our Faculty: http://learnwhr.org/about/faculty/

If you don’t find an answer to your question on the website, contact WHRI Communications Officer, Isa Dávila at info@learnwhr.org.

Held in collaboration with:
The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
252 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6 Canada


8. Register as a Member of Et al.

Et al. is a co-op, which means we are not-for-profit and are run by a board of directors comprised of our members. To become an official member, which gives you voting rights at our Annual General Meetings, the ability to run for the Board, and the opportunity to participate in member-only events, head to the Et al. website: click here: https://sable.madmimi.com/c/16402?id=371690.1023.1.ad05510e9f77022ceb08c4cb269dab14


EVENTS:

1. Complexities and Diversities of the Black/African Diaspora Conference (March 31st/18)

The 2nd Annual Critical Indigenous, Race and Feminist Studies Student Conference
The Complexities and Diversities of the Black/African Diaspora
When: Saturday March 31st, 2018 (9-4:30)
Where: University of King's College, Alumni Hall, 650 Coburg, K'jipuktuk
Unceded Mi'kmaq Territory
FREE Conference!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Yvonne Brown is a retired public school teacher, university lecturer, researcher and social justice advocate. She is a former post-doctoral fellow at The Tubman Institute for the Study of the Global Migration of African People.

Jade Byard Peek is a Mi'kmaq and Black woman of trans experience and studies at NSCAD. She is a multi-disciplinary artist/performer and community organizer.

PANEL 1: Colonial Continuities, Anti-Blackness, & Institutional Racism
PANEL 2: Diasporic Identity, Double Consciousness & Home-making

Special Guests: El Jones, Asha Graham, Francesca Ekwuyasi, and Quentrel Provo

Accessible venue, refreshments provided, RSVP for childcare by March 23rd, 2018. For more information: cirfsconference@gmail.com

Organizers: The Racialized Student Academic Network and SOCI 4849/WGST 6852 - Saint Mary's University.
Sponsors: Saint Mary's University, Social Justice and Community Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Atlantic Canada Studies, International Development Studies, NSPIRG, and King's Student Union.


2. 1st Annual Black Women's Gathering - Health, Wellness & Healing (April 7th/18)

Join us for an interactive day of health, wellness and healing as we celebrate Black Women - mind, body and spirit.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Cost: $10 includes light refreshments
Location: Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor OISE - 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Workshops will include:
1) Healing the African-Caribbean Divide
2) Black Women and Healthy Relationships
3) Power, Privilege and Racism at Work
4) Health, Spirituality and Wellness
5) Creating Sisterhood

For more information please contact blackwomengathering@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/419512998490429/


3. A Ballad of Maladies screening (April 12th/18)

When: Thursday, 12 April 2018, 6pm
Where: Innis Town Hall Theatre, Toronto

Of folk, rock and hip-hop, the film is a portrait of different cultural practitioners whose work engages with the political upheavals and its social costs in contemporary Kashmir. The film is a glance into the collective memory of a people and the expressions of its history to understand the emerging voices of resistance and their resonance in the world’s most heavily militarized zone. In a journey through the metamorphoses of Kashmir’s traditional art practices into its contemporary arts of resistance, the film unfolds a transformed cultural fabric of the valley, which departs from the notion of Kashmir as a ‘paradise’.

The event will begin with music and poetry recitation, followed by the screening (Urdu/Hindi with English Subtitles) at 6:30 pm and a talk back at 8:00 pm with directors Sarvnik Kaur and Tushar Madhav, and York University filmmaker Ali Kazimi.

Tushar Madhav is interested in the geopolitics of contemporary and folk art and has independently shot and edited documentaries around the theme. He also conducts workshops on finding audio-visual alternatives for storytelling, documentation and media advocacy programmes with students, university professors and organizations that work with juvenile criminals and underprivileged girls.
Sarvnik Kaur is a Mumbai based screenplay writer. She’s been working in the Hindi film industry for the past five years. Her first novel Where Arrows Meet was published in 2012. She is an alma mater of the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islmia University.

This event is organized by Dr Reeju Ray and co-presented by the York Centre for Asian Research at York University, the Dr David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto, and the Kashmir Solidarity Group.


4. Queering Japanese America - One Day Event (April 23rd/18)

You are cordially invited to participate in an exciting one-day event, Queering Japanese America, with Dr. Amy Sueyoshi and Dr. Tina Takemoto at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

Queering Japanese America explores the generative potentials of queer analytics, methods, reading practices, and performance towards the re-examination of Japanese experience and history in the US in particular, and North America at large. This event is open to anyone interested in these themes (see details below), but is designed particularly for students and scholars in Sexuality Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, History, Cinema Studies, Drama, Performance and Theatre Studies, East Asian Studies, and Asian Canadian Studies within and beyond University of Toronto.

Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM (lunch will be provided for those who RSVP––please specify any dietary restrictions in your email)
Location: University College, Room 330, University of Toronto (St. George)
RSVP REQUIRED. To reserve your seat, please contact: dai.kojima@utoronto.ca

[Event Schedule]
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AMY SUEYOSHI
Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American “Oriental” (Conversation with Dai Kojima, University of Toronto)

In the late 1890s, “wide and open” San Francisco appeared to be a place where men and women could configure their intimate lives in expansive and unconventional ways. Rising rates of divorce, increasing sexual independence among women, and state condoned sex work defined the city. Yet as whites explored and enacted new norms of romance and womanhood, increasing freedoms would be less accessible for Asians in America. White writers, lyricists, illustrators, and other producers of leisure culture projected shifting norms of middle class gender and sexuality upon specifically Chinese and Japanese in newspapers, magazines, plays, and musicals. These characterizations would then conflate Chinese and Japanese, previously perceived as two separate races, into a single group. Discriminating Sex details how middle class white expansion of their own gender and sexual norms marked the formation of the pan-Asian “Oriental,” a deeply sexual racialized stereotype, more than a hundred years ago.

***Dr. Sueyoshi's new book, Discriminating Sex (University of Illinois Press) will be available for purchase at a discount price. Please reserve your copy with your RSVP***

Amy Sueyoshi is Interim Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research lies at the intersection of Asian American and sexuality studies. She has authored two books Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Intimate Life of Yone Noguchi and Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American “Oriental.” She is also a contributor to the historic National Parks Service LGBT Theme Study with her essay “Breathing Fire.” Amy is a founding co-curator of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States and the recipient of the Clio Award for her contribution to queer history.

Dai Kojima is the Undergraduate Director and a Lecturer in Queer of Colour Critique at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. His ethnographic work focuses on transpacific sexual migrations and most recently, the cultural politics of queer gaman in diasporic Japanese communities. His latest work appears in TOPIA (guest co-editor for the Queer/Asian/Canadian special feature), Resilience, and Anthropologica.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (UC Room 244)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TINA TAKEMOTO
Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: From Orientalism to Incarceration (Conversation with Richard Fung, OCAD University)

In this lecture and film screening, Tina Takemoto presents her humorous guerrilla art protest against art world orientalism as well as experimental films from her Queer Camp Trilogy that explore the lives of queer Japanese Americans incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II. Takemoto combines drag king performance, archival materials, and popular music mash ups to address the hidden dimensions of same sex intimacy and queer sexuality in Japanese American wartime history as well as the on-going legacy of state violence.

Tina Takemoto is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at California College of the Arts. As an artist and scholar, Takemoto's work explores the hidden dimensions of same-sex intimacy and queer sexuality for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the US government during World War II. Takemoto has presented artwork nationally and internationally and has received grants from Art Matters, Fleishhacker Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, and San Francisco Arts Commission. Takemoto serves on the board of Queer Cultural Center and is co-founder of Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts.

Richard Fung is an artist and writer born in Trinidad and based in Toronto. He holds a diploma from the Ontario College of Art, a degree in cinema studies and an MEd in sociology and cultural studies, both from the University of Toronto. He is Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University, teaching courses in Integrated Media and Art and Social Change. He was a Rockefeller Fellow at New York University and has received the Bell Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. In 2015, he received the Kessler Award from CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York for a substantive body of work that has had a significant influence on the field of LGBTQ Studies.

For inquiries and accessibility questions, please write to: dai.kojima@utotonto.ca.


5. Shab-e She'r Poetry Month Celebration (April 24th/18)

Shab-e She’r Poetry Month Celebration
Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: Sozan Jamil and Spencer Gordon
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8
Doors open 6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m.
Show 7 p.m.
Admission: $5

Sozan Jamil Arabic, Kurdish & English interpreter & translator, member of Iraqi Writers Union & Canadian-Iraqi Association, books of poetry in Arabic & English, founder of Dijla Writers Association

Spencer Gordon, author of three chapbooks &two critically acclaimed books including the poetry collection Cruise Missile Liberals, co-founder and editor of the online literary journal, The Puritan

Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO
Instagram: @banoo.zan

St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information:
The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.
All washrooms are gender-neutral.

https://www.facebook.com/events/441363846313997/


6. Career and Disability Resources Fair- UTSC (April 30th/18)

You are invited to participate in a Career and Disability Resources Fair at the University of Toronto Scarborough on Monday, April 30 from 10:00am-1:00pm. This event is part of a Career and Disability Symposium, our first Job Search Strategies conference for students with a disability which is designed to equip them with the necessary strategies, tools, skills and confidence to find and keep work. This 1-day conference includes interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking events and a resource fair. We anticipate 40-60 students and recent graduates to attend this event. For more information on the symposium see uoft.me/cdsymposium

Organizations that provide programs and/or resources to help students with a disability find employment are invited to this event. There is no cost to participate and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in attending please complete the on-line registration form here: https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=e48b505e32&e=d685061695
Career & Disability Symposium
Monday, April 30, 2018
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail

The Career and Disability Symposium is designed to prepare students with disabilities for the world of work. This symposium includes interactive sessions, panel discussions, and a resource fair covering topics on identifying personal strengths and understanding how to leverage them in today's workplace, disclosure, accommodation and non-traditional job search and work environments.

Click here for more details: https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=d207f809b6&e=d685061695


CALLS:

1. Call for Papers: Mothers, Mothering, Health, and Well-Being: Physical, Psychological, Social, Spiritual, Cultural, and Environmental (Deadline: April 1st/18)

CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI)
MOTHERS, MOTHERING, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING: PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL, CULTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL
April 12-14, 2019
York University, Toronto, ON

We are applying for a SSHRC Connection Grant to help fund this conference. Please help us by sending in the information below by April 1, 2018. If our grant application is successful, you will receive $50 off your conference registration!
Info SSHRC Requires
Status: Student vs. Non-Student
Name
Organization
Dept. (as applicable)
Title of Presentation
Abstract: NO MORE THAN 150 WORDS

If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please submit the information above by April 1, 2018 to info@motherhoodinitiative.org

**TO PRESENT AT THIS CONFERENCE, ONE MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF MIRCI: http://www.motherhoodinitiative.org/membership.html


2. Call for Winter term hours for RAY positions (Deadline: April 6th/18)

The reimbursements for hours worked in the Fall 2017 term have now been processed and should be reflected in your cost centres within the next couple of days.
At this time, I would ask that you submit the hours (actual and projected) from January 4, 2018 to April 23, 2018 for the Winter reimbursement exercise. All Winter hours should be recorded in the "Projected Hours" field; if you entered projected hours for the Winter during the Fall reimbursement call, please update the field (if applicable). All reported hours will be verified with the payroll.

The deadline to submit hours on the Work/Study Employment Module (WSE) is Friday, April 6, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.
To access WSE, please visit: https://apps1.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/sfp.woa/wa/workManager

Below are the steps to follow for the Call for Hours process.
1. Log into WSE (only those who submitted positions will have access to the system)
2. Select the "Submit Hours" button
3. You will see all of the position details for the student(s) you have hired, including the fields indicated below:
Job Number; Student Number; Student Name; Position Type; Hours Worked to Date; Projected Hours; Hourly Rate of Pay; Start Date (when they started working for you); End Date (when they finished working for you); Account; Fund; Cost Centre; Activity Code (optional); Time (optional); Location (optional)
4. For hiring managers who submitted hours for the Fall term, all fields should be pre-populated with the exception for "Projected Hours".
A) "Hours Worked to Date" - should reflect hours submitted for Fall term
B) "Projected Hours" - please enter all hours (actual and projected) for the Winter term
5. After you have finished entering all of your hours worked, hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. You may also download the report into excel for your own records. Please ensure the cost centre information is correct!

NOTE: If your unit is external to York University and you do not have a York University employee ID please use the attached spreadsheet to submit Winter hours.

If you have any further questions, please email raypost@yorku.ca


3. Call for Winter term hours for Work/study, CLAY and YES (Deadline: April 6th/18)

The reimbursements for hours worked in the Fall 2017 term have now been processed and should be reflected in your cost centres within the next couple of days.

At this time, I would ask that you submit the hours (actual and projected) from January 4, 2018 to April 23, 2018 for the Winter reimbursement exercise. All Winter hours should be recorded in the "Projected Hours" field; if you entered projected hours for the Winter during the Fall reimbursement call, please update the field (if applicable). All reported hours will be verified with the payroll.

The deadline to submit hours on the Work/Study Employment Module (WSE) is Friday, April 6, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered.
To access WSE, please visit: https://apps1.sis.yorku.ca/Apps/WebObjects/sfp.woa/wa/workManager

Below are the steps to follow for the Call for Hours process.
1. Log into WSE (only those who submitted positions will have access to the system)
2. Select the "Submit Hours" button
3. You will see all of the position details for the student(s) you have hired, including the fields indicated below:
Job Number; Student Number; Student Name; Position Type; Hours Worked to Date; Projected Hours; Hourly Rate of Pay; Start Date (when they started working for you); End Date (when they finished working for you); Account Fund Cost Centre Activity Code (optional); Time (optional); Location (optional)
4. For hiring managers who submitted hours for the Fall term, all fields should be pre-populated with the exception for "Projected Hours".
A) "Hours Worked to Date" - should reflect hours submitted for Fall term
B) "Projected Hours" - please enter all hours (actual and projected) for the Winter term
5. After you have finished entering all of your hours worked, hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. You may also download the report into excel for your own records. Please ensure the cost centre information is correct!

NOTE: If your unit is external to York University and you do not have a York University employee ID please use the attached spreadsheet to submit Winter hours.
If you have any further questions please email wspost@yorku.ca


4. Call for Proposals: Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice (Deadline: May 1st/18)

From the Government of Canada website:
http://international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/her_voice_her_choice-sa_voix_son_choix.aspx?lang=eng
Please see the website for the full details, objectives, eligibility, parameters and other important information.

This call for preliminary proposals “Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice” is part of the $650-million funding over 3 years announced by Minister Bibeau in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as a means of combatting poverty by focusing on empowering women. Empowerment begins with having control over your own body. The call focuses on comprehensive sexual education; reproductive health services and investments in family planning and contraceptives; the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence, including child, early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation and cutting; and initiatives that support the right to choose safe and legal abortion, as well as access to post-abortion care, including in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

You must submit your preliminary proposal through the Partners@International portal before the deadline. We will not accept any late submissions. Please read the portal instructions carefully and plan to submit your application at least 3 days before the closing date to ensure that technical difficulties do not prevent you from submitting your proposal by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Daylight Time on May 1, 2018.

The total amount of funding available under the Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) call for preliminary proposals is $40 million from fiscal years 2018/19 to 2023/24. We may fund any number of proposals, or none, up to the maximum funding available.

The submission of a preliminary proposal is the first stage of a two-stage application process. Funding cannot be provided on the basis of a preliminary proposal. Be sure to review the instructions in How to apply for funding through a call for preliminary proposals before beginning your application.


5. Call for Papers: Infrastructures of Injustice: Law and Conflict, International Workshop, Cambridge (Deadline: May 11th/18)

Call for Papers
Theme: Infrastructures of Injustice
Subtitle: Law and Conflict
Type: International Workshop
Institution: St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Date: 26–27.10.2018
Deadline: 11.5.2018
The Cambridge workshop “Infrastructures of Injustice: Law & Conflict” is part of the Cambridge-Singapore-Princeton Network workshop series. The workshop series interrogates the interrelationships between infrastructures and injustice; alert to the manner in which law threads through the material, the conceptual, the ethical, and the affective. We seek work at the junctions of infrastructure and injustice to provoke a reconceptualization of injustice across
multiple empirical settings, but particularly within regimes of conflict in the Global South. We intend to achieve this through delving into key ways in which the interactions of human and (in)tangible infrastructure materializes injustice today. Recognizing accelerating trends of securitization, financialization, and calculability, means that interrogating the complicity of
infrastructure in the moralities and ethics of contemporary social life is urgent and imperative.

In keeping with the workshop’s push to excavate law’s sometimes subterranean presence, the Cambridge workshop will focus on infrastructures of conflict. The second workshop in Singapore in January 2019 will examine migration infrastructures, and the final workshop in Princeton in April 2019 will draw these two themes together.

The Cambridge workshop operates from the premise that accounts of armed conflict can be productively unpacked through the analytic frameworks of infrastructure, and notions of injustice. Ferguson (2008, 36) rightly says that human, social and material “infrastructure define how war is fought and what is fought over”. The framework of infrastructure is usefully enhanced through grappling with notions of injustice because war is often prompted by actual or perceived injustices. In addition to affecting human, cultural, and social infrastructure, armed conflict also disrupts the functioning of built infrastructure. Armed conflict leads to the unequal provision of multiple forms of infrastructure, or infrastructure deficiency. The space of conflict zones is also the space of “pirate” and “fugitive” infrastructures and territorialities (Simone 2006); elusive infrastructures that are more likely to develop in complex and alternative forms. More broadly, the workshop’s concern will be with the loss of infrastructure in the context of armed conflict and the dehumanization of social capital in the process.

The Cambridge workshop seeks to explore a set of concerns that are
framed by but not limited to these questions:
- How are infrastructures of injustice temporally and contextually formed and how do they morph and change dynamically in relation to shifting circumstances of war and conflict? If lawyers simultaneously make law and non-law (Johns 2014, 1), what role does legal
infrastructure play in this context?
- What are the infrastructures that sustain, perpetuate and reify injustice(s)? Here we are looking for empirically grounded analyses that deconstruct the ways in which injustice continues to work. We are interested, for example, in intersections of social capital and public infrastructures in cases of armed conflict (eg. hospitals and militaries).
- How are infrastructures of injustice countered, including in situations of conflict? What are the discursive, material and performative strategies of structural subversion and individual resistance? How, for instance, does collective organisation depend on technologies of communication? (eg. underground railroad, safehouses).
- How does infrastructure cope with changing notions of injustice, across time and across place in conflict zones? When do forms of infrastructure become obsolete? Do new or reconfigured
infrastructures become necessary to maintain injustice and perpetuate the subjugation of the subjects of injustice?

John Comaroff (Harvard) has confirmed his participation in the Cambridge workshop. Selected speakers will be asked to produce a first draft of their paper three weeks before the event in Cambridge for pre-circulation. Interested participants are expected to cover their own expenses but limited funding may be available to scholars with no funding available to them. There is limited funding available for scholars based in the Global South.

Please note, a selection of presenters from the Cambridge (and Singapore) workshops will be invited to present their revised papers at Princeton University (workshop hosted by Carol Greenhouse) on 26-27 April 2019; travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Princeton University.

Please send an abstract of 250-300 words and a short biographical statement by May 11th 2018 to Sandra Brunnegger (sb529@cam.ac.uk) and Laavanya Kathiravelu (laavanyak@ntu.edu.sg) and also state if you will be available for the Princeton meeting in April 2019 if selected.

Venue: St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
26-27th October 2018
Contact:
Dr Sandra Brunnegger
St Edmund’s College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB3 0BN
United Kingdom
Email: sb529@cam.ac.uk


6. Call for Papers: Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop (UK) (Deadline: May 18th/18)

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop
Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth
Keynote Speaker: Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University

This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and
perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions.

This free PGR workshop asks how sex and sexuality form, create and change our relationship to celebrity: how do sex and celebrity intersect? What
roles do sex stories, exposés and scandals have in the formation and/or devaluing of celebrity? Is desire an inherent part of celebrity culture?
How do attitudes to sex and celebrity change across time, cultures and societies? What role does the media play in forging links between sex and celebrity? How do film and literature interrogate and promote the relationship between sex, fame and celebrity? What are the effects upon celebrity of sexual infidelity, revelations and even sex crimes?

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Sex and the creation of celebrity
Desire and celebrity; the sexualisation of celebrity
Celebrity, sex and gender; LGBTQIA and celebrity
Celebrity sex experts, advisors and campaigners
Sex, celebrity and the media
Sex, infamy and notoriety
Celebrity affairs, infidelity and indiscretions
Sex, crimes and trials
Celebrity sex tapes, sex scandals and confessions
Celebrity and pornography
Sex and celebrity in literature, film, art, etc.

The organizers welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider ‘celebrity and sex’ in their many forms, and from a variety of historical and disciplinary perspectives.
Please send 200-word abstracts, with a 50-word biography to ccs@port.ac.uk by Friday 18th May.


7. Call for Paper: Margins and Connections: Young Scholars International Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Deadline: July 21st/18)

Call for Papers
Margins and Connections: Young Scholars International Conference
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India)
Date: 7.–8.2.2019 | Deadline: 21.7.2018

Important dates:
Last date for abstract submission: 21 July, 2018
Intimation of abstract acceptance: 17 August, 2018
Submission of working papers from selected participants: 7 January, 2019

Margins are not mere physical outlying areas, or geographies at the edges of state, capital and socio-cultural worlds. They are products of various complex processes in colonial and postcolonial times and have been produced in various moments of contestations, fragmentations and negotiations. As such, margins are not inert spaces; they are active sites in which creative practices and connections have taken place. Such practices and connections include cultures, politics, histories, societies, and economies that inhabit either the border of a state or a “geo-body.” In this regard, various studies focusing on “margins” have enabled us to look at forms of state-making, subject formations, role of capital, circuits and networks, contestations and subversions, including various cultural and political practices across societies and boundaries.

Historically, “margins” such as North East India had connections with societies in the “margins” of neighbouring areas such as Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, etc. As such, these geographical spaces throw up comparable and significant insights in studying the making of such complex spaces. For instance, these geographies are sites and spaces of various forms of material and non-material transactions and connectivities, including resources, rituals and commodities.

Such transactions and connectivities continue to mark these spaces even in the contemporary times. People continue to have wider social, cultural and (in) formal economic networks, marked by routes and infrastructures that support various forms of mobility. These “margins” have also been sites and spaces where forms of state/non-state violence, contestations, projects of nation-building and developmental interventions of both state and global financial institutions simultaneously have coexisted. This has also included representing these “margins” as the “gateways” and “corridors” of capital, trade and services under the neoliberal economy. Nevertheless, these areas have also been marked by various forms of social and political movements, that resists and negotiates violence and developmental interventions.

Some of the broad concerns and issues that emerge from the above are, what are margins? In what context are margins produced and reproduced? How are margins connected to the wider processes of state, capital and cultural flows? What are the different ways through which societies respond to the shifting dynamics of margin making?

This two-day interdisciplinary international conference seeks to explore some of these issues and concerns, especially focusing on North East India and its neighbouring areas such Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, etc. This conference focuses on the following themes, but are not limited to:
- Making state, making margins
- Circuits, networks and infrastructures
- Capital, resource regimes and economy
- Margins and everyday life
- Violence, resistance and margins
- Knowledge, power and practices
- Margins and governance
- Movement and mobility
- Development, ecology and margins
- Memory and narratives
- Margins and gender
- Material culture

Interested research scholars, post-doctoral scholars and early career academics are invited to submit an abstract of about 200-300 words, including a brief CV at: neispyoungscholarsconference@gmail.com

Participants from outside India are requested to seek funding from their institutions for travel costs. Partial funding to cover travel costs may be available for selected participants from within India based on availability of funds. Accommodation and local conveyance will be provided for selected participants.

Organizing Team:
G. Amarjit Sharma is Assistant Professor at North East India Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Bhumika R, Thingminao Horam, Tammoy Das and Robert Lunkhopao Haokip are Research Scholars at North East India Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Contact:
G. Amarjit Sharma, Assistant Professor
North East India Studies Programme
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
India
Email: neispyoungscholarsconference@gmail.com


8. Call for Participants: The Shortest Distance Between Two People

Call for Participants
The Shortest Distance Between Two People is a performance photography project exploring the construction of black queer female masculinity via the father-daughter relationship, and all of its associated frustrations, disappointments and yearnings.

In this project, Toronto-based artist Michèle Pearson Clarke is inviting black queer women who see themselves as masculine in any way to participate together with their black fathers. She is currently seeking participants for:

1) A Conversation and a Portrait – Black queer masculine women in Canada and the U.S. who might be interested in participating by having a conversation with their father and then sitting together for a photographic portrait

2) Submission of Family Photos – Contributions of family photographs that express anything about black queer masculine women's relationship to their masculinity and their fathers. The artist welcomes submissions from women anywhere in the world.

The aim of the project is to explore the complexities of the transmission of black masculinity from father to queer daughter, as well as to challenge stereotypes about black familial homophobia.

More information and full details about participating can be found at: http://www.shortestdistance.ca


OPPORTUNITIES:

1. York University: Associate/Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies (tenure stream (Deadline: March 31st/18)

Position Rank: Full-Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Indigenous Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Equity Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Department of Equity Studies
The Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Indigenous Studies with a focus on Indigenous Research Methodologies. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor and will commence July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in Indigenous Studies or in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities relating to Indigenous Studies, with particular strengths in Indigenous Research Methodologies; will demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service, commensurate with their career stage; will demonstrate an ongoing program of research in Indigenous Studies; and will take part in student engagement and curriculum development as well as outreach to broader Indigenous communities. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. Fluency in an Indigenous language is preferred.

The Department of Equity Studies (DES) is a learning environment that values cultural diversity, promoting and supporting political, cultural, social and economic equalities. Together, students and professors create an environment that enhances voice, empowerment and identity. Professors teaching in DES explore critical theories and real life practices in the areas of human rights, indigenous and multicultural studies. For more information, please visit http://des.laps.yorku.ca/.

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region. York University is committed to fostering understanding and respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; and the University is working to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, and recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of their scholarly writing. Applicants will arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Merle Jacobs, Chair, Department of Equity Studies, 302 Atkinson Building, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.

Email: merlej@yorku.ca – (Subject line: “Position in Indigenous Studies”)

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/. Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2018. 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. Consistent with its fundamental commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, and to promote the recruitment and appointment of Indigenous faculty members and librarians to tenure stream positions, the University invites applications from qualified Indigenous candidates for this position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University will be given priority.

Posting End Date: March 31, 2018


2. University of Toronto Scarborough: Indigenous Academic Advisor / Career Strategist (Deadline April 2nd/18)

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Academic Advising & Career Centre
Campus: Scarborough

Description: Knowledge of Indigenous peoples is a significant factor influencing the achievement rate of Indigenous students in educational institutions. The Indigenous Academic Advisor / Career Strategist will join the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to support the delivery of integrated academic advising, learning skills, career development and employment coaching services to Indigenous students. The position will establish and maintain strong relationships across different stakeholder groups in order to support engagement with the Indigenous community. With a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the incumbent will work with the Indigenous student population and in addition will operate within a cross-functional team working closely with campus partners to support student recruitment, success and retention, foster student engagement and strengthen the student experience at UTSC.

Qualifications:
(Minimum Qualifications)
Education:
Graduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience which may include one or more of the following areas: social services; career counselling/development; student affairs and services; adult education, and learning and development.

Experience:
Four (4) years experience including: academic advising; working experience in an Indigenous community environment which has allowed for Indigenous knowledge and history to be formed; learning/study skills development experience in a fast paced post-secondary student affairs/services department; experience with developing and implementing student success strategies, programs, resources and technology; experience in utilizing theoretical approaches to academic and learning skills success for students in transition, students at-risk, and student development more broadly; and experience in advising students based on knowledge of career theories and employment strategies are required. A strong understanding of systematic issues facing Indigenous learners, Indigenous community based organizations and more generally local urban Indigenous issues would be an asset. Strong familiarity with UTSC programs, services, academic requirements, policies, procedures, and overarching campus and university structures would be an asset.

Skills:
Must have well-developed computer skills in word-processing, internet research and automated computer systems (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Student Information Systems). Must possess a student-focused commitment to excellence and innovation, with strong interpersonal, relationship development, presentation, and verbal and written communication skills. Must have strong organizational and time management skills, accuracy and attention to detail, and be able to multi-task and problem solve with a proactive solutions focus. Knowledge of employment related legislations would be an asset.

Other:
Must have a high level of Indigenous cross-cultural awareness, Indigenous post-secondary issues, understanding and sensitivity. Must be able to demonstrate integrity, professional maturity, judgment, tact, diplomacy and have the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be flexible and adaptable with a high level of initiative and results orientation. Must have demonstrated strength working as a team player, and public speaker with a student success commitment and the capacity to handle a challenging workload in a calm, professional and proactive manner.

Full External Job Posting can be found here: https://uoftsba.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a7afe36c50f38e1af38bbb03&id=621310088e&e=d685061695


3. ETC Group: Programme Manager (Deadline: April 2nd/18)

Position Title: Programme Manager
Location: Anywhere in the world
Start date: June 1st 2018
Hours: Full time (40 hours per week)

INTRODUCTION
ETC Group is an international civil society organization that monitors the impact of emerging technologies and corporate strategies on biodiversity, agriculture and human rights. We operate at the global political level. We work closely with partner civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are a small international staff team with offices in Val-David (Laurentians), Montreal and Guelph, Canada; Mexico City, Mexico and Davao City, Philippines. Despite the distance between us, we work closely together, communicating via Skype, e-mail, telephone, teleconference and travel.
For details of the work of ETC Group please see http://www.etcgroup.org.

POSITION SUMMARY
In collaboration with colleagues, ETC Group’s Programme Manager is responsible for developing and delivering ETC Group’s research, writing, outreach, lobbying and campaigning activities. This work includes reading and analyzing technical and policy reports, patent claims, specialized media, scientific and policy papers, attending conferences and interviewing technologists, and industry players in order to write easy-to-understand primers and briefing papers. The Programme Manager is also responsible for representing ETC in different settings, including in the media, Civil Society settings and United Nations negotiations. ETC Programme staff take responsibility for organizing and designing strategic public campaigns and outreach activities to bring ETC Group’s research and analysis into relevant for a to enable social change. As part of a small staff, the Programme Manager may take on some responsibility for co-management of the organization including fundraising and relationships with donors.

Responsibilities
• Undertake extensive and detailed research, analysis and writing assignments, using scholarly and popular printed materials and via the Internet, on complex and sometimes obscure scientific and political matters with diligent attention to footnoting and fact-checking;
• Discuss and present research and analysis of complex issues with scientists, media, politicians, civil society partners, and at intergovernmental conferences;
• Maintain and extend relations with the media, including scientific, technical and specialized media, provide interviews and write articles on ETC Group’s work;
• Maintain and deepen relationships with civil society allies and social movements and work in
cross movement collaborations;
• Participate in the design of an effective and manageable socio-political strategy for the
movement of ETC Group research into practical national, regional or international action;
• Contribute to, or coordinate joint research, communication and policy initiatives with civil society partners in one or more areas of the world;
• Lead in drafting and editing of briefings, news releases, reports, technical literature, fundraising reports etc. as required;
• Write-up research on complex scientific and political issues in clear layperson's language with original analysis and to civil society and policymaker audiences;
• Supervise short-term consultants to assist with highly-technical research activities as required;
• Participate in and organize international teleconferences, seminars and workshops;
• Represent ETC Group in community and international conferences including UN fora;
• Travel and work in many diverse cultural environments;
• Manage programme funds and provide timely, accurate financial accounting for all activities;
• Contribute to and/or take the lead on both fundraising proposals and reports;
• Participate in shared co-management of ETC Group as an organization.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
The incumbent in this position would ideally possess up to date knowledge in some of the areas ETC Group monitors, e.g: food sovereignty, biodiversity, emerging technologies, biotechnology, synthetic biology and genetic engineering, genetic resources, geoengineering and climate change, monopoly and corporate concentration etc. Knowledge of the “operating environment”, such as recent developments, the policy and regulatory environments of these disciplines and the international agreements (trade and environmental) that encompass them, significant debates and controversies, including those of an ethical nature, and key actors is also essential.

This position requires a unique combination of skills related to understanding the complexities of new technologies, global change and emerging global trends. An ideal candidate will be able to provide continuous and original socio-economic analysis of the potential impacts of new
developments (eg. new technologies as they are commercialized in developing countries) and be capable of expressing these in a variety of written and oral formats that the lay-person and people from many cultural backgrounds can understand. The individual must be a confident writer with excellent English oral and written communications experience. Fluency in French and/or Spanish and other languages is an asset. The successful candidate must be available for occasional to regular international travel, able to attend conferences, meetings and conduct desk research. Depending on location of the applicant the work may be largely remote work from a home office. A good sense of humor, flexibility and ability to work with initiative in a distributed global team are essential. The candidate should demonstrate clear interest and alignment with ETC Groups’ mission and priorities.

Starting salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. ETC Group seeks to match equivalent salaries for international civil society organizations operating in the countries in which we work.
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter and CV via email only to Administrative Assistant, ETC
Group at: etc@etcgroup.org. Please place the job title “Programme Manager” in the subject line when responding.
Deadline for application: Monday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM (EST)


4. ETC Group: Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Quebec, Canada) (Deadline April 2nd/18)

Position Title: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Start: Approx. mid-May 2018
Location: Val David (Laurentians) Quebec, Canada.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position concerns the provision of administrative and logistical support to the CoExecutive
Director in Val-David, QC for approximately 15 hours a week. The successful
candidate, while working under the supervision of the Global Director of Operations and
the Co-Executive Director in Val-David, will work as a part of an international team and
participate in the wider work of ETC Group taking on different responsibilities and
duties.

Responsibilities
• Manage day to day organizing of a small office in Val David
• Assist in managing and responding to electronic and mail correspondence
• Prepare and ship parcels to our regional offices, partners or funders
• Help in creating an efficient filing system and procedures
• Assist occasionally in editing and correcting documents
• Assist occasionally in follow-up of grant agreements and projects
• Undertake occasional Internet-based research
• Help manage interview requests, participation in conferences and other events
Assist with registration of delegates for international meetings (UN Convention
Conferences of Parties, World Social Forum etc.)
• Make travel arrangements and help manage communications related to schedule,
logistical and financial details, requested documents and information with events
organizers and participants
• Plan and provide logistical support for ETC Group meetings with international
participants
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency with standard office software
(e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel)

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will possess some experience related to administrative and coordination work and have the ability to communicate well in English, both orally and in writing. The ability to work in French and Spanish would be a strong asset as would familiarity with standard office software (eg Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel). An ability to write or undertake translations between French and English would also be a strong asset but not essential.
The ideal candidate will be a good team player, and demonstrate strong initiative and flexibility as well as a good sense of humor. The candidate will possess great organization skills and be attentive to detail. They will be comfortable working as part of a virtual international team. Interest in ETC Group’s work and mission is important.

Starting salary: $18-20 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter and CV via email only to Administrative Assistant,
ETC Group at: etc@etcgroup.org. Please place the job title “Part-time Administrative Assistant” in the subject line when responding.
Deadline for application: Monday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM (EST)


5. ETC Group: Global Operations Director (Deadline: April 2nd/18)

Position Title: Global Operations Director
Location: Val-David (Quebec, Canada) or Montreal (Canada) or Davao City
(Philippines)
Starting Date: May 1st, 2018
Hours: 30 - 40 hours a week

POSITION SUMMARY
Working in close cooperation with a small but dynamic international team, under the general direction of the Co-Executive Directors, the Global Operations Director ensures the effective functioning of ETC Group’s international offices and is accountable for overseeing the organization’s administrative operations. This includes oversight of finances, human resources, governance, fundraising and donor relations. The Global Operations director works across time zones and directly manages a part-time finance officer and a bookkeeper. This position could be a less than full-time position.

Responsibilities
• Financial management includes: oversight of payrolls and banking operations across several offices; prepare budgets and ensure monthly financial reporting in collaboration with the finance officer and a part-time accountant; monitor regional financial statements and accounts payable/receivable in collaboration with part-time bookkeeper; prepare travel advances and invoices; prepare and provide support for the annual audit; sign and mail weekly checks. Human resources management includes: keep up-to-date staff policies, employment contracts and salaries, benefits, leaves and holidays, and, as needed, recruit and monitor consultancy work including preparation of contracts.
• Governance: Maintain proper functioning and support for an international board of directors, including preparation of an annual international board meeting and bimonthly meetings of a board executive. Maintain registrations and ensure legal functioning of the organization.
• Fundraising and Grant-related responsibilities (in close collaboration with the Finance Officer and Co-Executive Directors) include: review contracts from funders; prepare disbursement requests; monitor reporting requirements to ensure compliance; prepare budgets for grant submissions; prepare financial reports for funders; monitor specific projects expenses.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have:
• proven experience/confidence with financial management and oversight;
• proven experience in office administration/services;
• demonstrated organizational and logistical skills;
• demonstrated ability to organize/prioritize a demanding, responsive multi-task workload, and to take initiative and be flexible;
• capacity to work under pressure in a self-directed manner and to collaborate with others in an international, multi-office, collegial team situation;
• excellent communications skills in English; fluency in French and/or Spanish an asset;
• excellent computer skills including proficiency with standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel). Additional technical skills welcome;
• excellent inter-personal skills and personnel management capabilities;
• a commitment to ETC Group’s values, vision and direction;
• willingness to undertake occasional international travel and to work occasional evenings to communicate across time zones with international colleagues;
• experience working internationally, in an NGO and /or working on issues related to biodiversity, the environment and human rights an asset;
• good sense of humour essential!

Starting salary www.etcgroup.org : Commensurate with location, qualifications and experience.
TO APPLY: Please submit a letter and CV via email only to Administrative Assistant, ETC
Group at: etc@etcgroup.org. Please place the job title “Global Operations Director” in the subject line when responding.
Deadline for application: Monday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM (EST)


6. University of Victoria: Indigenous Social Work Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Deadline: April 6th/18)

Assistant Professor
Tenure-track
Social Work - Faculty of Human and Social Development
The School of Social Work within the Faculty of Human and Social Development, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor preferably commencing July 1, 2018. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human rights code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from this group must self-identify.

The School is committed to social justice, anti-racist, decolonizing social work and to engaging in critical inquiry that promotes working across difference. BSW and MSW programs are offered through a combination of face-to-face and distance delivery modes. The School has BSW specializations in child welfare, Indigenous child welfare and Indigenous social work as well as a standard BSW program. The MSW program offers both non-BSW and BSW entry points as well as an Indigenous specialization.

Applicants will be expected to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs, in both the distance and on campus components, supervise graduate students, conduct research and participate in the administrative structure of the School. A background in teaching and research in the areas of Indigenous pedagogy and practice and critical, anti-racist and anti-colonial perspective on theory and practice are sought for the position.

Requirements
The School is interested in candidates who:
Hold a Ph.D or have a fixed dissertation defense date within three months of the position commencement and at least one degree in social work (BSW or MSW);
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to critical and anti-racist perspectives on theory and practice;
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Indigenous social work pedagogy, epistemology, and diverse cultural knowledge and practices;
Demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to social justice;
Have a proven record in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses;
Have an established record of research and scholarship;
Demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills;
Have experience with face-to-face and distance delivery modes, i.e., a familiarity with educational technology learning management systems such as Coursepaces and web conferencing;
Demonstrate community engagement;
Are willing to work collegially within the School to meet overall School objectives.

Contact information
To apply, candidates must submit a current curriculum vitae, a covering letter, a sample of teaching materials, evidence of curriculum design activities, i.e., one course syllabus that you have designed, evaluations of teaching from recent courses, two samples of peer-reviewed academic writing and the names of three references by April 6, 2018. The cover letter should include a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of your teaching interests and experience, as well as details of your research agenda.

Materials should be sent to:
Dr. Jacquie Green, Director
School of Social Work
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
swdirect@uvic.ca
Application deadline: April 6, 2018
Job Posting: https://www.uvic.ca/opportunities/faculty-librarian/current/SOCW%20240-084.php
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Irene Statham, Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost at (250) 472-4344. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


7. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA): Programming, Peer Support & Volunteer Coordinator (Deadline: April 9th/18)

Position Title: Programming, Peer Support & Volunteer Coordinator
Position Type: Full-time, 25 hours per week
Starting Wage: $20.00 per hour plus benefits and vacation, occasional evenings and weekends, with a 3 month probation period.
Workplace Environment: Union, Workers United
Starting Date: June 2018
Application Deadline: April 9th, 2018 – 11:59 PM

About Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA)
Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) at the University of Toronto is a student-funded, student and volunteer led non-profit that advocates for equity, access, and the rights of graduate and undergraduate disabled students. SBA operates a drop-in centre with bookable study rooms, a computer lab with accessible software (Dragon, Kurzweil, Jaws, ect.), and a social space for students and community members. SBA works from a disability justice framework. Through our campaigns, programming, workshops, and events we challenge systemic ableism and barriers to accessing post-secondary education.

Statement of Intent
Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) is looking to hire a Programming, Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator. The Coordinator responsibilities involve supporting SBA members through peer support, programming, and volunteer coordination. They must be committed to working from a disability justice, trans-positive, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. They will require an understanding of systemic, historical, everyday barriers and structural oppression that exist within academia [post-secondary institutions] and in the community-at-large. However, a post-secondary degree or diploma is not required for this position.

SBA requires individuals with previous experience in organizing with marginalized groups and communities, prefers individuals who have experience volunteering or working with a volunteer student led board of directors with limited time and capacity, openness to being trained in providing referrals to resources and services (both on and off campus), and the ability to simultaneously maintain long term (peer support groups) and short-term (volunteer appreciation party) projects. This position reports to a volunteer student board of directors where day to day supervision is not possible. Please mention all relevant experience including volunteer experiences which will be given the same priority as paid work.

Qualifications:
Ability to coordinate multiple short-term & long-term projects simultaneously
Ability to be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
Experience with volunteer coordination
Experience coordinating, facilitating, and developing programs, workshops and events
Experience with program and event outreach
Experience providing peer support
Working knowledge of Windows OS, Mac, MS suite, email, internet research tools and social media

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Administration
Plan Annual General Meeting, Board of Director (BOD) elections, and provide administrative support for BOD meetings
Maintain day-to-day operations of the computer lab and help with troubleshooting
Become familiar with adaptive technologies in the SBA computer lab and coordinate technology updates and trouble-shooting with the ATRC technician
Committee Support
Coordinate programming, outreach and volunteer committee.
Programming
Coordinate and facilitate the Centre programming
Support volunteers and board members with goal setting and programming initiatives
Liaise with campus groups for planning joint activities and coalition building for programming
Outreach
Conduct outreach for SBA programming, events, and peer support groups, including SBA open house
Maintain website, newsletter, social media accounts, bulletin boards, and displays and tables
Drop-in Peer Support/ Referrals/ Groups
Provide drop in peer support and referrals
Develop and maintain peer support groups
Volunteer Management
Facilitate/coordinate orientation and training for volunteers, including anti-oppression training
Meet and interview new volunteers
Maintain SBA Co-Curricular Record volunteer program
Provide reference letters for volunteers as needed
Maintain and update training and volunteer manuals and other text-based training resources

How to Apply
SBA only considers applications from people who identify as part of the disabled/mad community. We welcome and encourage applications by disabled/mad identified folks from marginalized communities and invite indigenous people, black people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, ACE spectrum people, queer people, transgendered people, transsexual people, intersexed people, working class people, single parents, immigrants to apply for this position. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letters, which will be kept confidential and only shared among members of the hiring committee for hiring purposes only.

In your cover letter please include responses to the 4 questions below with no more than 250 word responses to each of the questions. You are welcomed to submit your responses in alternative format such as a video or audio response.

Students for Barrier-free Access recognizes that we work on the territories of Mississauga of New Credit First Nations, the Haudenosaunee, the Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Huron-Wendat. We are here because of historical and ongoing colonial occupation. SBA works within disability justice framework that acknowledges our colonial present, respects indigenous people as stewards of this land and honors our responsibilities to the land as we are all treaty people.

How do you imagine centring a disability justice framework into (a) programming initiatives or (b) a volunteer program?
What do you feel is the relationship between disability justice and anti-colonial organizing work?
What are some skills/ experiences [paid and unpaid] you bring to SBA.
What do you hope to gain from this opportunity?

To apply, please submit the following info by April 9th, 2018 11:59 P.M.
Cover letter which includes a response to all four questions listed above
Resume
Complete applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person at:
Students for Barrier-free Access:
c/o of the Hiring Committee
215 Huron St. Suite 924
Toronto, ON M5S 1A
E-Mail: sbahiringcommittee@gmail.com
We are open Monday – Thursday 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Accommodations will be provided for the interview process by request only.
For more information about the SBA Centre or programs, visit www.uoftsba.com


8. Wilfred Laurier University: Assistant Professor (tenure track) Women, Gender, and Feminist Studies (Deadline: April 15th/18)

The Women and Gender Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of women, gender and feminist studies beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. This position is a fulltime appointment in Women and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Responsibilities include teaching, research and participation in program leadership. The position will be responsible for teaching core courses in the Women and Gender Studies program. Candidates should have experience teaching large undergraduate lecture courses, evidence of a strong program of research and a publication record in women, gender studies and feminist studies. Academic leadership skills are required as the successful candidate will also participate as a member of the coordinating committee and will be expected to share in the leadership of the program in the rotational role as coordinator. The successful candidate will be able to apply experience in community engagement and liaison.

Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or in a related Social Science or Humanities discipline, a strong program of research and publication record in women, gender and feminist studies, experience teaching women and gender studies courses at the undergraduate level. Experience with teaching large undergraduate courses is required. Areas of teaching and research specialization may include, but are not limited to: feminist and intersectional approaches to political, cultural and social representation; reproductive justice; Indigeneity; transnational feminism; gender and sexuality; critical race studies; critical ethnic studies.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and copies of recent publications, a 1– 2-page statement of current and prospective research interests, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to:
Dr. Carol B. Duncan, Coordinator
Women and Gender Studies Program
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5

Note: Electronic submission of applications is preferred to wgshiring@wlu.ca Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Richard Nemesvari, Dean of Arts at rnemesvari@wlu.ca. Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html.

Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Arts Office at 519-884-0710 ext. 3361 or at artsinfo@wlu.ca.
The Faculty of Arts wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.


9. Mount Allison University: Non-renewable 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: April 15th/18)

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University invites applications for a non-renewable two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants should have a recently completed Ph. D. or be near completion by the time the appointment takes effect on 1 July 2018, subject to budgetary approval. Prospective candidates should have an active research program in a field relevant to Canadian Studies. The field of research is open, but the Centre particularly encourages applications from those whose scholarship focuses on critical issues in contemporary Canada, among others: Indigeneity, gender, ethnicity, social class, and regionalism, among others.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach at all levels of Mount Allison's academic program in Canadian Studies, over the tenure of this award, and will be involved in the Centre's outreach, scholarship, and co-curricular programs. Normally, teaching includes participation in Canadian Studies team-taught introductory courses and one other course per semester. Canadian Studies is particularly interested in fellows with teaching capacity in a range of areas, including: Indigenous Canada, regionalism, Canadian-American relations, diversity
issues, and gender issues. The deadline for applications is April 15.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent electronically to:
Ms. Faye Lutes
Administrative Assistant
Canadian Studies
Email: flutes@mta.ca
Questions or inquires can also be directed to Dr. Andrew Nurse, Head, Canadian Studies at anurse@mta.ca

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them. Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of
racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.


10. Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Deadline: April 15th/18)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted: February 20, 2018
Vacancy Type: Vacancy Notice
Start: September 2018
End: 2 years from date of hire
Department: FCS, Disability Studies
Position: 1234567
Grade: Short-Term Temporary
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Apply online before: Sunday April 15, 2018 (4:30pm)

The Opportunity
The School of Disability Studies in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University invites applications for the Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies. With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, this fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman (Open to scholars who self-identify as women, trans, gender fluid or two-spirited) who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies.

Established in 1999, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University was the first in Canada to offer degree education rooted solely in a disability studies perspective. This part-time degree completion program targets learners with previous education and experience in disability–related fields. We offer a distinctive undergraduate program that illuminates the extent to which the lives of disabled people are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion, discrimination and the rule of social, cultural and aesthetic 'norms'. Our program does not teach about disability; rather, it begins in/from disability to teach about social and material worlds. For further information on the School of Disability Studies, please see the following:
Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/ds/
Blog - Vision, Passion, Action - http://radssite.wordpress.com
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2387431727/
Twitter - @DS_Ryerson
Instagram - DS_Ryerson

Our current Academic Plan is available upon request.

Responsibilities:
Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, the incumbent will be expected to:
• enhance and expand the scholarship of the School as a site for disability/Deaf/Mad studies
• design and implement a relevant program of research and publication
• seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication
• deliver an annual public lecture on her research
• engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School
• write interim and final reports on fellowship achievements

This call is for a two-year term beginning September 2018. Applications can be made at any time with a revised closing date of April 15, 2018.
The fellowship awards a starting salary of $45,000 plus benefits.

Qualifications:
The candidate will have completed a PhD (or expect to do so by September 2018) and is expected to participate fully in the academic life of the School of Disability Studies.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to all activities related to the Fellowship.

Equity at Ryerson University
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. The university’s current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

How to apply?
To apply, please submit the following:
• A letter of application that describes the focus of your work including an articulation of how you are situated in relation to Disability Studies;
• Outline for a two-year program of activity that will advance Disability Studies scholarship
• A curriculum vitae
• 2 recent publications and/or creative product relevant to the application
• Names of 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.

Please send your application materials and any inquiries about the award via email to:
Dr. Kathryn Church
Director and Associate Professor
School of Disability Studies
Ryerson University
k3church@ryerson.ca

The selection process will include an interview. If you are short-listed, we will be in touch to discuss your preferences for the ways in which that conversation will take place.

Candidates from Indigenous communities who would like to learn more about Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

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.


11. Inter Pares is hiring: Latin America Program Manager (Deadline: April 16th/18)

If you believe that:
Social change is possible
Feminist principles and process can help change the world
Social justice activists, in Canada and in the global South, can support and learn from each other
You have a contribution to make in helping strengthen and manage a Canadian organization devoted to the promotion of social justice and human rights around the world
…you may be interested in applying for a Latin America Program Manager position at Inter Pares, a Canadian social justice organization. We build relationships with people and organizations, in Canada and overseas, who share an analysis that poverty is caused by structural inequalities among and within nations, and who are working to promote fundamental change in their communities and countries.

As part of our institutional co-management team, the successful candidate will be expected to share responsibility for Inter Pares’ financial, administrative, and political well-being and direction. The co-management team operates on a parity basis – equal salary, equal responsibility – guided by principles of consensus-based decision-making. All co-managers participate in management committees, administration, raising funds, donor relations, board relations, external representation, and public engagement.

The position of Latin America Program Manager [ https://interpares.ca/news/inter-pares-hiring-latin-america-program-manager]

We are looking for a program manager to share responsibility with one other person for our program in Latin America, with a focus on Central America and Mexico. This position entails supporting organizational strengthening with counterpart organizations, policy development and advocacy, networking with national and international NGOs, and developing and administering programs in areas such as peacebuilding, food sovereignty, migration, economic justice, control over local resources, and women’s rights. The program manager develops and implements strategies around those objectives through research and analysis, fundraising, linkages, development of new programs, organisation of educational events, writing and publishing, and political and organisational representation.

Demonstrated qualifications:
Commitment to social justice and feminist principles
Commitment to collective work, ability to work in a team and independently
Commitment to diversity and anti-oppression values
Solid knowledge of socio-political dynamics in Latin America, especially Central America and Mexico
Analytical abilities and capacity to think and work strategically
Demonstrated leadership skills and experience engaging and organising in a community (such as a local, cultural, interest-based or identity-based community) or a social movement (such as provincial, national or international solidarity movement) internationally and/or in Canada
Financial management, administrative, and organisational skills, including the ability to juggle a diversity of tasks and themes within shifting, and sometimes overlapping timeframes
Excellent written skills, attention to detail, and an ability to write for a variety of audiences
Good working knowledge of Windows software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and competence using spreadsheets and databases
Ability to work flexible and irregular hours at peak times, and to do international travel several weeks a year to sometimes remote and rugged areas (a modest contribution towards child care expenses is accessible)
Skills/experience in fundraising, communications, or public engagement are considerable assets
Languages
Excellent written and oral communication skills in French, including capacity to revise texts and ensuring the quality of our French-language materials (in coordination with other francophone colleagues)
Very good written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish
Salary and benefits

All full-time members of staff receive the same base salary of $64,864 with a generous benefits package that includes extended health coverage, and retirement planning benefits. It also includes a dependents allowance (if applicable) for dependent children, disabled spouses or siblings, and/or elderly parents who are economically dependent. Staff members begin with four weeks of vacation, which increases with seniority.

Start date:
June 4, 2018 (negotiable)

Application process:
Candidates must have legal permission to work in Canada. Interested persons should submit their CV, accompanied by a cover letter in French or English elaborating why they are interested in working at Inter Pares, and the skills and experience they would contribute. This can be sent by email to: info@interpares.ca, with the subject: Latin America job posting.

Candidates must be available for interviews in Ottawa between April 30 and May 1, 2018, and the successful candidate will be asked for further interviews between May 7-11, 2018. Inter Pares will assume interview expenses for candidates in Canada; all other interviews will be conducted by videoconference. The interview will be in English and French and will include 1-2 questions asked in Spanish. The interview will also include a writing test in both English and Spanish, and a revision test in French. We are happy to provide an accessible interview and employment environment and accommodation if required.

Inter Pares is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and pluralistic staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with marginalised sexual or gender identities, and persons living with disabilities. We invite candidates to share how they personally identify in their application if they wish to do so.
For more information about Inter Pares, please consult our website: www.interpares.ca


12. Call for the Director of the Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC) (Deadline: April 18th/18)

DIRECTOR, Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC)

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Centre on Language and Culture Contact (CRLCC), Glendon College, York University, for a term of two years, to begin July 1, 2018. Subject to successful rechartering of the CRLCC in 2019, there is a possibility for the mandate to be renewed for a further term.

The CRLCC is a bilingual research unit at York University’s Glendon campus. Its main goal is to foster innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary research on language and language-related areas among its members across academic and research units. The CRLCC is an inclusive space that brings together researchers from all areas interested in studying the relationship between language, policy and society. Members have developed a specific focus in the following three areas: language ecology and language planning; language contact, variation and change; and, translation, interpreting and knowledge exchange.

The CRLCC offers emerging and well-established researchers a variety of opportunities and resources to become acquainted with each other’s work, with the work of international visiting researchers, and more generally with research on language and culture contact in the wider community. These resources include: a) lectures, workshops and an international conference; b) a summer school; c) an online database of publications and media; and, d) space (a meeting room / classroom with a small, specialized library and a computer lab).

The ideal candidate would: a) be a member of the full-time faculty at York University, with priority to those appointed at Glendon College; b) have a distinguished record of research at the intersection of language/culture contact, policies and knowledge mobilization; c) be an active member of the CRLCC; and, d) be able to facilitate CRLCC activities in English and French. In the context of the Centre’s rechartering in 2019 the Director will provide leadership to build collaborative and individual research activities that federate synergies between researchers working in these domains at Glendon and Keele campus and attract external funding sources for the Centre to continue building the local and global reputation of CRLCC. The Director is also responsible for administering the financial, organizational and academic activities of the Centre. The successful applicant will receive an administrative stipend and the appropriate course load reduction as stipulated by the YUFA Collective Agreement.

Applications or nominations should be sent to Prisca Ng How Tseung, Administrative Assistant, CRLCC and Research Office, Glendon College, York Hall B219; ngprisca@glendon.yorku.ca. Complete applications will include a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be contacted. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style. Deadline for complete applications: April 18th, 2018.
about their vision for CRLCC, including goals, objectives, strategy of action and leadership style.
Deadline for applications and nominations: April 18th, 2018.


13. New Feminist Historical Research Scholarship (Deadline: April 27th/18)

Feminist Historical Research Scholarship
The Graduate Program in History at York University welcomes applications for the Feminist Historical Research Scholarship. This annual award of up to $3,000 is intended to support one or more graduate students in History or Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies with travel and other expenses related to their research. Preference will be given to students undertaking historical research and approaching their topics from a feminist perspective. The competition is open to masters students and to doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive examinations. Applicants must be registered as full-time students.

Applications, which are to be submitted by 27 April 2018 to Vari Hall 2172, should set out a program of research and detail how the proposed travel will contribute to the applicant’s planned research. They must also include a statement of support from the applicant’s supervisor explaining why the travel is necessary, a budget detailing their research travel plans, and an up-to-date C.V.

University policies on the amount to be charged for travel and accommodation per diem must be followed. Receipts and documents will be required for any other expenses claimed. Conference travel is explicitly excluded as an allowable expense. Normally, this award may be held only once. The recipient may hold this scholarship in conjunction with other awards.

The scholarship need not be awarded every year. Money not awarded may be added to the sums awarded in a subsequent year.
Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements. In accordance with OSOTF regulations, they must also submit a Student Financial Profile, which can be downloaded from http://history.gradstudies.yorku.ca/financial/.

Checklist:
• Student Financial Profile
• Plan of study and proposed research travel including budget
• Statement of support from supervisor
• Up-to-date C.V.


14. York University: IPEE Summer School 2018 - Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise (Deadline Extended: April 27th/18)

International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Sponsored by the Department of Politics, Department of Geography, and the Faculty of Environmental Studies,
York University, Toronto
Beyond Neoliberal Development: Thinking Economy Otherwise

Application Information
The IPEE Summer School invites applications from graduate students and other interested individuals.

Application procedures for the Summer School vary, depending on whether or not you intend to take the course for academic credit. In all cases, the application deadline is April 27, 2018. Responses to your application will be processed immediately thereafter.

Please send your application material to:
Jlenya Sarra-De Meo
Graduate Program Administrator
International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School
Graduate Political Science, S645 Ross
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
CANADA
Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 88825
Fax: (416) 736-5686
e-mail: jsarra@yorku.ca

Application Procedures
Students intending to take the Summer School for academic credit.
Academic credit for the Summer School will be one half-course equivalent (that is, for a one term graduate course).
1.1 Ontario Graduate Students, including York University Graduate Students
a) You must submit a statement of why you would like to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
b) Please leave material with Jlenya Sarra-De Meo in S645 Ross or email to jsarra@yorku.ca.
c) as applicable
York students who are not Political Science, Geography or FES students must submit a “Request to Take a Course in Another Graduate Program at York for Credit” form.
Non-York students must file an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Application form (available from your home university).

Fees: For graduate students from Ontario universities (including York), the fee for the Summer School is included in the regular tuition.

1.2 Graduate Students from Outside Ontario (Canadian and International)
You must submit a brief statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
Graduate students from outside Ontario should discuss with their own Graduate Program Director whether they must register for formal credit at York to receive credit at their own university. If you are required to register for formal credit, you must apply as a special student, and send both undergraduate and graduate official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at York University. You should also provide to the Faculty of Graduate Studies a letter of permission from your home university.
For graduate students attending university outside of Ontario who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who register for formal credit, the fee for the course would normally be approximately CDN $2,700. (Please inquire about alternative arrangements).
Note: Be sure to check first with your own university whether or not you are required to register for formal credit at York to receive credit for the Summer School at your own university.

2. Students who are not seeking academic credit for the Summer School
You must submit a statement of why you want to take the course and list your background and qualifications.
Should you be admitted to the Summer School, you must fill out a registration form which will be provided to you by the Graduate Program in Political Science at a later date.
Fees: For all students who are not seeking academic credit the fee for the Summer School is CDN $600.

Admission Procedures
The number of participants in the course will be limited to 30. About one third of these places are reserved to York Department of Political Science students, one third are reserved to York Faculty of Environmental Studies students, and one third or the places are reserved for Department of Geography. Non-credit participants are included in this proportion.

Admissions to the Summer School will be decided by a committee of all sponsoring academic units. (For those applicants from outside Ontario who are seeking academic credit, this decision does not guarantee admission into the Faculty of Graduate Studies.)

Course Information
The dates of the course are June 4 - June 15, 2018. The course will meet Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm. The course is a seminar format, with introductory remarks and/or lectures by the course instructor at the beginning of each session. A list of required readings and details of written assignments will be available before the class begins.


15. Research Officer: The Women’s Refugee Commission (New York) (Deadline: April 30th/18)

The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) is a research and advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crises. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. The Women’s Refugee Commission is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization.

RESEARCH TO ACTION:
The WRC is a credible source of evidence-based research for advocacy and growing as a leader in the humanitarian sector in participatory research approaches. WRC’s research has historically helped to shape the humanitarian agenda—specifically in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, disabilities, adolescent programming, and livelihoods/ cash. The Women’s Refugee Commission is dedicated to the enhancement and support of interdisciplinary, high-quality qualitative and quantitative research, to continue to inform its advocacy. The focus of WRC’s program assessment, monitoring and evaluation supports practical improvements in advocacy, policy and programming among crisis-affected populations.

Research activities underway at the WRC include:
Implementation of independent research projects- prevalence studies, assessments and evaluations
Review and standardization of study protocols. Exploration of methods that best ensure inclusion, with a particular focus on participatory research.
Development of research, assessment, monitoring, and program evaluation tools, methods, and guidance to enhance ethical practices and participatory methods in the field.
Dissemination of research methods and results through manuscripts, conferences, meetings, and other activities.
Internal capacity building around research methodologies and program evaluation.
Identify funding opportunities for WRC research and evaluation and develop proposals.
Maintain updated research and program evaluation governing documents.
Participation in humanitarian sector research working groups and relevant associations.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Research Officer will report directly to Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health with technical guidance from a senior research advisor to support the design, implementation and analysis of high quality research efforts across diverse technical areas at the WRC. This position is a full-time position based in New York with up to 50 percent travel to crisis-affected settings.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the support of the Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and the technical guidance of a senior research advisor in collaboration with program staff the Research Officer will:
Research Design and Implementation
Draft study protocols
Collaborate with program technical leads to ensure alignment of method and tools to study/ research objectives
Develop research tools and guides
Provide training and technical assistance to in-country partners
Support research quality assurance visits
Develop materials and tools that support implementation of established research protocol
Ensure comfort with research methods, on the part of the program technical lead
Data cleaning and analysis

Under the supervision of the Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health and with the guidance of a senior research technical advisor in partnership with program staff, the Research officer will support the development of an analysis plan.
Develop codebooks and code qualitative data; Enter and clean quantitative data
Undertake analysis of qualitative and quantitative data sets
Compile and present results, including writing reports, policy papers and journal articles
Participate in review of organizational research underway

Convene regular research working group meetings with the guidance of a senior research technical advisor
Document annual work plan of the Research Working Group
Document RWG meetings and facilitate follow up.
Staff learning

Collaborate with senior research technical advisor to implement staff learning events and activities
Provide guidance to technical leads around budgetary and technical considerations for research implementation as needed.
Pull together requested resources and centralize research learning materials for staff.
Support collaboration and synergies with university partners to build in house capacity and expand training base.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education and skills
Masters Degree in Public Health, or similar social science
3-4 year’s work experience in low resourced environments; in humanitarian settings preferred.
Experience in WRC program areas such as disabilities; adolescent programming and livelihoods/cash and SRH
Proven track record conducting qualitative, including with participatory methods, and quantitative data collection, analysis and report writing
Strong skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis; comfort using Nvivo and SPSS
Proven track record writing reports and policy papers for varied audiences
Excellent written and oral communication skills including grant writing and presentation expertise;
Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with a variety of internal and external professional contacts;
Ability to work independently
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while paying attention to detail
Ability to work across multiple programs;
Solid organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
Good Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.
Languages: preferred working knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: WRCJobs@wrcommission.org, with “Research Officer” in the subject line. Current US work authorization is required. WRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


16. University of Calgary: Director, International Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts (tenure track) (Deadline: May 30th/18)

Director, International Indigenous Studies Program, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary
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Job ID: 15099
Updated: Today
Location: Main Campus
Position Description
The University of Calgary is engaged in a consultative process with knowledge keepers, Elders, and leaders of the Treaty #7 peoples, the Métis Nation, academics and university administrators. This process has resulted in the development of an Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p – Together in a Good Way – which will guide the University’s relationship with the Indigenous peoples on whose territory the University resides. The Indigenous Strategy identifies the International Indigenous Studies program (INDG) as a source of strength in the effort to transform and decolonize the way teaching, learning and research activities occur on campus. To deepen and direct this strength, the Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Director of the International Indigenous Studies program.

The successful candidate will be appointed either in a Tenure Track position (as an Instructor or Assistant Professor) or in a position ‘With Tenure’ (as a Senior Instructor or Associate Professor) in the Faculty of Arts in a department relevant to their field of study. The successful candidate will also serve as Director of the INDG Program for a five-year period with the possibility of renewal. Ideally, the start date for this position is July 1, 2018, but is negotiable

Reporting to the Head, Department of Political Science, the Director will develop a vision for the INDG program that builds on its current strengths. The Director will have numerous key program responsibilities such as curriculum development and review, program design, student advising, and liaising with the term-certain instructors and other faculty across the Faculty of Arts who teach within the program.The successful candidate will also engage and work closely with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions both on and off campus. The successful candidate will:

Possess, and communicate, a vision for a thriving and vibrant Indigenous studies program in the Faculty of Arts;
Demonstrate the ability to lead a collaborative process of program review, restructuring, growth, and development;
Possess a record of successful engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations and/or institutions, in accord with the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy;
Demonstrate the ability to assemble and maintain a multidisciplinary team of academics
Foster a respectful and collegial workplace;
Engage, and respond thoughtfully, to students in the program about the candidate’s vision for the program;
Lead the effort to foster a supportive environment for Indigenous learners;
Teach students and instruct courses in the INDG program.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Indigenous Studies or a related discipline within the Faculty of Arts (see arts.ucalgary.ca/programs). We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength. Applications are encouraged from individuals with PhDs who have had traditional academic career trajectories, or non-traditional career trajectories.

A successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level will demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, excellence in research, teaching and service, and community engagement, each commensurate with academic experience. This would include peer-reviewed publications, as well as evidence of a commitment to teaching effectiveness and to university service.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, a successful candidate at the Associate level will demonstrate a strong and proven track record of research, including publications in quality journals and academic presses, of teaching excellence, with demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness, community engagement and of proven experience in academic administrative service and governance.

A successful candidate at the Instructor level will demonstrate evidence of or potential for excellence in both teaching and service and community engagement, each commensurate with academic experience, documented through a comprehensive teaching dossier.

In addition to the qualifications listed for the Instructor level, a successful candidate at the Senior Instructor level will demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to the teaching function and of participation in a wide variety of teaching activities, community engagement, as well as evidence of having assumed administrative leadership roles and/or curriculum development.

The INDG program, one that attracts students from across the University, is housed administratively in the Department of Political Science. The program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experiences and perspectives related to arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, politics, and community structures, both in Canada and internationally (www.ucalgary.ca/indg/).

Electronic applications can be submitted to polihire@ucalgary.ca.
Completed applications should include the following:
letter of interest (including the rank and stream of interest)
Curriculum vitae,
Evidence of the applicant’s record of working with Indigenous communities and nations.
Applications within the professor stream should include an example of recent scholarly work and evidence of teaching effectiveness (where available). Applications within the Instructor stream should include a teaching dossier. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Head of the Department of Political Science:
Dr. Antonio Franceschet
Head, Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Email: polihire@ucalgary.ca
The application deadline is May 30, 2018.


17. University of Alberta: Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminism and Intersectionality (Deadline: July 1st/18)

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminism and Intersectionality. Tier 1 CRCs are intended for outstanding scholars acknowledged as world leaders in their discipline and fields of research. The successful candidate will lead an excellent and innovative program of research that develops the theory and practice of intersectional gender scholarship. The Chair’s work will speak to multiple disciplines and contribute to building innovative disciplinary, multi- and interdisciplinary research collaborations, while mentoring and supervising graduate students and contributing to scholarly and public debate on feminism, gender, and Intersectionality.

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have an exceptional and innovative record of research leadership, a track record in obtaining external research grants, and a history of attracting and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. They must also be prepared to articulate an original and groundbreaking program of future research.

This opportunity is open to both Canadian and international scholars. In accordance with the CRC Program’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practices and the University of Alberta’s related Action Plan, preference will be given to applications from women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal Peoples, and visible minorities. Candidates who have experienced career interruptions will not be unfairly disadvantaged by such interruptions.

The successful applicant will be appointed as a regular senior faculty member and will be nominated by the Faculty for a Canada Research Chair. All Faculty nominations are subject to approval by UAlberta’s President’s Advisory Committee for Senior Academic Appointments, and University nominations are subject to the approval of the Canada Research Chair Program.

Tier 1 Chairs are tenable for seven years, with one competitive renewal that allows Chairholders the potential to hold their Chair for a second seven-year term.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five research-intensive universities. As one of UAlberta’s largest Faculties, the Faculty of Arts is home to 325 faculty members, 5,800 undergraduate students, and 750 graduate students. The Faculty of Arts is a diverse and inclusive institutional home for 15 academic Departments spanning the breadth of social sciences, humanities, and fine arts disciplines. Candidates’ disciplinary training and focus may correspond to any one or more of these Departments.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision, and normal university administrative service, as well as maintaining an original and innovative research program. However, the teaching load for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs is two one-term courses per year instead of the four one-term courses per year for regular faculty. The appointment will be with tenure, at the level of full Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and, once the Canada Research Chair commences, carries a supplement that may be taken as a taxable salary or tax-free research grant, or a combination thereof. The university’s benefit package is comprehensive.

The closing date for receipt of applications is July 1, 2018. The position starting date is as early as July 1, 2019 but is negotiable.

To have your application considered, please:
select the Apply Online icon below and include a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your curriculum vitae, and a statement outlining your research plans to the attention of Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference to the attention of the Dr. Lesley Cormack, Dean, Faculty of Arts; these letters should be submitted via e-mail to artsdean@ualberta.ca Please enter “Reference Letter – Professor and Tier 1 CRC in Feminism & Intersectionality" in the subject line
Complete the following questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/cZPNZmaNF3xD4NJ22

The University of Alberta recognizes that career interruptions (such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) can affect research achievements. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to explain in their application how career interruptions may have impacted them. In addition, the successful candidate's proposed research program should ideally conform to the University’s vision and "cornerstones" outlined in the UofA institutional plan “For the Public Good” document (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/strategic-plan).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your cover letter.

For questions related to this position or the Canada Research Chair (CRC) selection process, please contact Dr. Steve Patten, Associate Dean (Research), at resarts@ualberta.ca.
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107334984/


18. Mount Allison: 2 open rank Indigenous hires - Arts and Social Science

With the guidance of our Indigenous Advisory Circle, Mount Allison University invites applications from junior and senior Indigenous scholars in the Arts and Social Sciences for two new tenure-track or tenured positions, rank open, to begin as soon as July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidates will contribute to the delivery and development of curriculum in the University's academic programs, with a focus on Indigenous Nations in Canada. The ability to provide leadership in developing Indigenous Studies curriculum and programming and to build links to existing interdisciplinary programs at Mount Allison will be considered assets, as will the ability to communicate in and teach the Mi’kmaw and/or Passamaquoddy-Maliseet languages. The committee recognizes and values the significance of non-Western education and appreciates the diversity of career pathways that contribute to candidates’ growth as scholars. Candidates’ experience working ethically in partnership with Indigenous Nations and funding bodies will be considered.

Beyond a broad orientation and commitment to Indigenous Studies, discipline and area of specialization are open. Areas in which we seek teaching and research expertise include, but are not restricted, to the following, as they relate to Indigenous Studies and perspectives:
• Knowledge systems
• Ecological knowledge
• Land-based practices
• Archaeology and/or material culture
• Language
• Cultural, literary, or artistic production
• History
• Health
• Self-government and treaties
• Relations between Canadian society/government and Indigenous Nations, including the 94 Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 2016 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decisions regarding child and family services
• Research methodologies

The hiring committee recognizes and embraces the diversity of experience and identity among Indigenous people in Turtle Island/North America. Applicants are invited to write a statement that identifies them as an Indigenous person, as expressed by their current connection to a First Nation, Inuit, or Métis community or their personal or family narrative that describes their past connection to such a community. The committee welcomes supporting letters from applicants’ ancestral communities affirming their Indigenous identity.

The successful candidates will join a community of scholars who value experiential learning. Applicants should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of four references, and any other material they would like the search committee to consider in a single PDF to committee chair Patricia Kelly Spurles (pkellysp@mta.ca).

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates who have been selected for an interview will also be asked to deliver a research talk to the community and teach a sample class.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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19. Equality Now: Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)

REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGION
LOCATION: BEIRUT, LEBANON

Position Summary
Equality Now, an international human rights organization working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide, is looking for an experienced professional for the newly-established full-time post of Regional Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The MENA Regional Director will launch Equality Now’s office in Beirut, recruit and manage a team of two program officers and an office manager, and lead a flagship multi-country program advocating for gender equality in the region. S/He will be a member of Equality Now’s Global Strategy Group alongside the Regional Directors of Africa, Europe and America, and the Directors of Programs, Communications, and Development.

About Us
Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to ensuring that women and girls around the world can live their lives free from violence and discrimination. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy, we envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights. Our issue areas encompass Legal Equality, Justice for Girls, and ending Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence and Harmful Practices, including female genital mutilation (FGM) and "child marriage".

Scope of Work and Responsibilities:
Guided by Equality Now’s strategic plan and organizational policies, the MENA Regional Director will play a leading role in defining and implementing strategies in support of women’s rights in the region. S/he will continue building and expanding Equality Now’s network of partners, policymakers, activists, scholars, and the media. S/he will work closely with colleagues across Equality Now’s Regional Offices in Africa, Europe, and America to build impactful collaborative initiatives and advocacy campaigns towards the achievement of systemic change for gender equality. More specifically, the MENA Regional Director will be responsible to deliver on three main work streams:

Strategic direction
• Stay abreast of significant developments and trends in the region on all issues related to women’s rights, and identify short and long term strategic priorities and action plans;
• Lead and guide response to urgent and emerging issues with strategic immediate actions;
• Maintain relations with local, regional and international NGOs, activists, lawyers, and key stakeholders to advance successful implementation of Equality Now's strategic plan;
• Cultivate local partnerships and develop regional networks for joint interventions and strategic collaborations;
• Provide leadership and vision for the programs team to ensure effective and timely action plans;
• Consult with women’s rights groups, inter-regional entities, and relevant civil society organizations to determine value added to existing efforts and provide required support accordingly;. Develop and maintain relationships with local, regional and international NGOs and key stakeholders to advance implementation of Equality Now's strategic plan.
• Provide leadership and strengthen collaboration with and represent Equality Now on international, regional and national women’s groups and networks

Representation, Partnerships, and Fundraising
• Represent Equality Now in the MENA region and serve as its spokesperson, including with the media, government officials, and at high-level meetings and conferences;
• Lead Equality Now’s regional and national workshops and convenings, and bring women’s issues and gender related priorities to the forefront regionally and globally;
• Represent Equality Now in the region and representing regional women’s rights issues globally;
• Guide and lead Equality Now’s public messages in the MENA region, including through its Arabic website;
• Identify and liaise with donors and foundations, and cultivate new funding relationships and opportunities
• Collaborate closely with Program Managers and Development Team to guide and support grant proposals, report on active grants, and oversee outreach activities in the region;
• Prepare an annual assessment report of funding opportunities, achievements, and shortcomings.

Regional office management, governance, and leadership
• Manage, oversee, and report on all financial, administrative, and human resource matters related to regional office operations;
• Ensure organizational compliance with Lebanese laws and policies, and follow up on all necessary requirements related to the registration and operation of Equality Now in Lebanon;
• Engage and supervise consultants and interns as needed;
• Liaise regularly with Finance and Administration staff based in New York on matters related to office operations.

Requirements
The ideal candidate for the position of MENA Regional Director is a passionate and dynamic advocate who understands how to make change happen at all policy, legal, and societal levels. S/he is an exceptional strategist and networker who can successfully strengthen the presence of Equality Now in the region and ensure the effectiveness of its mission. Specific requirements include:
Graduate degree in social sciences, law, women’s studies, international relations, or relevant fields (professional background in international law is a plus);
Minimum of 10 years of experience working at regional level on women’s and girls’ rights (preferably with an international organization);
At least 5 years senior management experience (experience of working across regions and time zones is a plus);
Experience working with civil society and governments, particularly in the MENA region (knowledge of the UN System is a plus);
Strong writing, presentation, and communication skills;
Contacts and experience with donors, fundraising, grant proposals and reporting;
Experience setting up a new office and team highly desirable;
Proven records of advocacy and outreach experience;
Strong representation, networking and facilitation skills;
Knowledge of the Middle East, gender related issues, international and regional human rights framework, and relevant human rights mechanisms/instruments;
Fluency in Arabic and English (French is a plus);
Financial management experience;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Professionalism and integrity in representing the organization and its work;
Ability to travel regularly within the region, and internationally (3 - 4 trips per year).

To Apply
Please send a résumé, cover letter detailing skills and relevant experience, and the names and details of three references to jobs@equalitynow.org with the subject line "Regional Director - MENA." Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the right candidate is chosen.
No calls please. Equality Now will unfortunately only be able to respond to short-listed candidates.


20. Funding for Indigenous Scholarly Events - New Funding Opportunity from VPRI

The Vice-President Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the second of two new internal research funding opportunities in support of York's Indigenous Framework. The Framework calls for York to "FACILITATE RESEARCH THAT IS RELEVANT TO INDIGENOUS LIFE, AND RESPECTS INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING." The new York Indigenous Events Funding provides support for scholarly events or outreach activities that address Indigenous priorities and needs, strengthen York’s Indigenous research culture and build the profile and reputation of sound Indigenous-focused research at York University.
The form is available on YU-Link under Selected Funding Opportunities at https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/internal-opportunities/-/asset_publisher/CCdFRml831g4/content/funding-for-indigenous-scholarly-events-and-outreach-activities?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=%2Fgroup%2Fyulink%2Fselected-funding-opportunities.
The deadlines are rolling although applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the event.