Job Postings

Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Law & Society: Socio-legal Studies, Indigeneity, and Indigenous Peoples
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Social Science
Position Start Date: July 1, 2019
Applications Due: January 12, 2019 (Extended)

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly work, a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Professor Amanda Glasbeek, Chair, Department of Social Science, S754 Ross Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3.
Email: (subject line "LASO appt").
The deadline for receipt of completed applications has been extended to January 12, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Vacancy Notice: UNHCR Vacancy Notice: Associate Communication / PI Officer
Term February 2019 | UNHCR Canada, Ottawa
Applications are due by 4:00 PM December 12, 2018

The Associate Communication/PI Officer will work under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Communication/PI Officer. The incumbent will take the lead in devising and implementing the communication and advocacy strategy, including by liaising with traditional and social media and producing content, and will support the outreach to relevant government counterparts in relation to fundraising (Global Affairs Canada and Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada in particular).

Minimum Academic Qualification:

-          Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Journalism, International Relations, Communications, Political Science or similar relevant field plus minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

Language Requirements
-      Fluent spoken and written French and English. Knowledge of Spanish is an important asset.

Skills and Experience:

-          General understanding of UN/UNHCR reforms and the priority agenda of the organization.
-          Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential).
-          Excellent communication skills.
-          Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
-          Highly developed drafting ability in the UN working language of the duty station.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

-         Assist in developing and implementation of the communication and fundraising strategies, other initiatives in support of UNHCR’s strategic objectives in Canada and globally.
-         Provide necessary content for the media/social media and for public engagement including by other UNHCR staff for various audiences, in particular to support the Representative in the discharge of her/his role.
-         Assist in organizing communication and fundraising activities and maintain close contact with counterparts in relevant public institutions in close coordination with the supervisor and Representative.
-         Develop working relationships with governments, NGOs and academia in order to raise interest and develop cooperation on issues of importance to UNHCR.
-         Actively maintain media relations for UNHCR and contribute to social media.
-         Assist in preparation of communication and fundraising budgets and activities.
-          Produce reports and media/social media content/material.
-          Undertake activities to implement the communication and fundraising strategies.
-          Perform other duties as required.

Salary will be according to established UN Salary Scales for Canada.
Note: All applicants for National Officer positions must be Canadian citizens.
Note: All short-listed candidates will be required to complete a written test as part of the recruitment process.

Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.  Interested candidates should fill out a UN Personnel History (P11) Form (available at and send it along with a letter of interest by email, fax or mail at: UNHCR CANADA, Vacancy Notice, 280 Albert Street, Suite 401, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8.  Fax: 613-230-1855   Email:

All applications must be received with a covering letter by 4:00 PM Wednesday 12 December 2018

Please no phone calls.


Erla Cabrera
Senior Communications/Public Information Assistant
UNHCR Canada
280 Albert Street, Suite 401
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8
Tel: (613) 232-0909 x 224
Twitter | Facebook|

Join our #WithRefugees campaign
Sign the petition today

One Year Research Fellowship | Applications are now being accepted | Women’s Xchange | Women’s College Hospital |
Anticipated Start: Jan. 2019
Application Deadline: Dec. 10, 2018

Duration of position: One year with possibility for renewal
A position for a full-time postdoctoral fellow is available with Women’s Xchange, Women’s College Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Paula Rochon, V.P. of Research and Women’s Xchange Lead and Dr. Robin Mason, Scientific Lead Women’s Xchange.
Women’s Xchange is a women’s health knowledge translation and exchange centre
based at Women’s College Hospital. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund the centre is advancing the latest knowledge about the health of women to care providers, scientists, policy makers and community leaders.
By promoting the development of women’s health research across the province, the
centre aims to create a more equitable and sustainable health care system for women and all Ontarians.
We are seeking an individual with experience in qualitative research to lead a participatory study on sex and gendered experiences of diabetes as part of Diabetes Action Canada, one of the chronic disease networks funded through CIHR’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research.
Description of the role - The Fellow will be expected to:
• Lead the qualitative study with Diabetes Action Canada’s patient partners from ethics submission, through analysis and manuscript preparation;
• Attend and contribute to regular team meetings;
• Assist with other Women’s Xchange activities including work arising from the sex and gender support service (may include reviewing external proposals);
Qualifications and Experience:
• PhD degree required
• Expertise in conducting and analyzing qualitative interview data
• Prior publications in peer reviewed journals
• Exceptional organizational and project management skills
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Excellent computer skills and software expertise.
• Flexible, creative thinker
• Ability to work independently and in a team
This position is available on a one year contract with possibility of renewal.

Application Guidelines:
1. Provide a cover letter summarizing your research interests, career plans, and
future research goals
2. Current CV
3. Names and e-mails of two references (current/former supervisors)
4. Send via email to with ‘Postdoctoral Fellow
Application’ in the subject line

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
We thank all applicants. Only individuals who are short-listed will be contacted for an

CCR is Hiring an Associate Executive Director
Apply by 2 December 2018

The CCR is seeking candidates for a new position of Associate Executive Director. The person hired will work in collaboration with the Executive Director to provide leadership to the organization, and have primary responsibility for operations, finances and human resources.
Apply by: 2 December 2018

Principal responsibilities
Financial administration: developing and monitoring the annual budget, overseeing financial accounting and reporting.
Project management: overseeing development of project proposals and implementation and reporting on funded projects.
Fundraising: overseeing activities.
Human resources management.
CCR meeting planning: contributing to planning of CCR consultations and other key meetings
Other operational issues, including oversight of office space and equipment.
Management experience and proven competence in the non-profit sector, including with regard to management of programs, financial issues, fundraising, and human resources
University degree (or equivalent experience)
Strong interpersonal, team building, management and leadership skills
Fluent in both official languages
Willingness to work in a small office where staff must be adaptable.
Demonstrated commitment to human rights, social justice and anti-oppression
Knowledge of refugees and settlement issues an asset
Based at the CCR office in Montreal. Salary based on experience and according to salary scale. See detailed description.

For more information and to apply online:

Canadian Council for Refugees, 6839 Drolet #301, Montréal, QC, H2S 2T1 (514) 277-7223,

A research project co-hosted by York University and the University of Toronto seeks to hire field researchers and one data and statistics research assistant (details below). The project seeks to understand the motivations and journeys of asylum seekers in Canada.

The positions will start December, 2018. The project will run from six to twelve months depending on the pace of data collection. These positions will not constitute full-time employment, and time commitments will vary. A flexible schedule and ability to travel periodically will be required. Accommodations, travel expenses, and meal per diems will be provided when travelling and conducting interviews.

Please send a brief (one page) cover letter and CV, including your contact information and two references to Please stipulate which research position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Your cover letter should clearly explain your experience and qualifications.

Research Assistant Job Vacancies

Asylum Seeker Research Project
Field Researchers

Field researchers will conduct interviews with asylum seekers. Duties will also include transcription. The position will be based in Toronto, but could entail travel throughout Ontario and Quebec.

The position requires rapport with interview subjects, discretion, and awareness of research ethics. Self-sufficiency will be required, as will the capacity to engage professionally with a range of agencies.

Necessary qualifications:
-Holding or currently working toward a masters or doctoral degree
-Understanding of informed consent, confidentiality, and working with vulnerable populations
-Flexible schedule
-Strong organizational skills and experience with research logistics

Desired qualifications:
-Experience with field research, preferably with vulnerable populations and displaced people
-Second language fluency (Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya)
-Experience with surveys
-A valid driver’s license
-Recent criminal background check

Data & Statistics Research Assistant

The data and statistics RA will help prepare surveys, code survey responses, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis of findings. This position requires attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Necessary qualifications:
-Experience coding responses from surveys and interviews
-Experience with statistical analysis
-Understanding of data security
-Holding or currently working toward a masters or doctoral degree

Desired Qualifications:
-Experience with text analysis software
-Second language skills
-Experience working on social science research projects
-Understanding of displacement and migration issues

Call for Applications for 15 PhD Fellowships in the Field of Informal Care
Deadline for applying is 30 November 2018

ENTWINE is a 4-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Union and started as of September 2018, with a specific focus on informal care ( It is currently offering 15 fellowships for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality PhD training. The PhD students will be selected for a 3-year advanced multidisciplinary and intersectoral research training, preferably starting in March 2019.

The Application Guide ( provides all specific information, including requirements for applying (the call addresses specifically young researchers with a Master degree in the first four years of their career) and the selection procedure, while details on how to apply are provided here:

Contact Giovanni Lamura for more information:
INRCA-IRCCS (National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing) - Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing Via S. Margherita,
5 - 60124 Ancona, Italy
Tel. (++39) 071-8004797
Fax: (++39) 071-35941;

Tenure-Track Position
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Field of Migration and Development
Applications due November 27, 2018

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Migration and Development. We welcome applicants whose research employs both political economy and socio-cultural analysis to understand the role of international migration within development dynamics. The scholar would assess how migration pathways and networks are created; their impacts on lives and livelihoods in both ‘home’ and ‘receiving’ regions; how development policies are designed to shape, promote or inhibit migration; and how migrants actively strive to shape their migration experience. A geographic focus on West Asia or North Africa would be considered an asset. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for one or more of our core undergraduate and graduate courses. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Potential candidates are welcome to get in touch with Dr. Marcus Taylor if they had questions.

Dr. Marcus Taylor
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Canada

CRS Summer Course Graduate Internship Announcement
Applications due: November 23rd, 2018

The 2019 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration is now accepting applications from York graduate students for its internship positions.

Graduate interns assist with both general administrative and academic responsibilities during the annual summer course (May 6-10, 2018) as well as logistics and planning beforehand.

Positions will begin at the end of November 2018 and will run until the end of the course in May 2019.

In exchange for fulfilling the internship requirements, students will be able to take the course free of charge (value of $1075+HST). As well, students enrolled in the CRS Graduate Diploma program may count the course toward their fulfillment of the Diploma requirements. Finally, students may elect to gain independent study credits through the course as per the requirements and guidelines of their specific departments.

For more information about the CRS summer course, please visit our website:

Centre for Refugee Studies
The Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration is an internationally acclaimed, non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration.

Submit by e-mail
a) a brief cover letter that describes your interest in forced migration issues
b) your CV
c) the name of one academic or professional referee*
(*Short-listed candidates will be required to provide the letter of reference
at the time of the interview in late November)

Applications and questions may be directed to Tanya Aberman, Summer Course Coordinator:

The application due date is Friday, November 23rd, 2018.

Tanya Aberman
Summer Course Coordinator
2019 Summer Course
Centre for Refugee Studies
York University, Toronto

IDRC-CRDI New Funding Alert / Nouveau Avis de Financement
Research Award : Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
Deadline: November 16, 2018 | 4:00 PM EDT

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries (with a valid work permit on hand for full time placements in Canada) who have recently completed, or are pursuing, a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university. The selected candidates will be granted a one-year paid program to undertake research and gain hands-on experience in research and program management.


Positions Available at the Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Co-Chairs (2 positions available)

The Co-Chairs of The Centre for Refugee Studies’ Student Caucus are responsible for serving as a liaison between the student caucus and The Centre for Refugee Studies.

The CRS Student Caucus’ Co-Chairs are responsible for: 

  • Attending and sharing student Caucus’ reports at The Centre for Refugee Studies’ Executive meetings.
  • Regularly communicating by email with The Centre for Refugee Studies Director and Student Caucus’ members (e.g. important announcements, Student Caucus’ meeting dates & meeting minutes).
  •  Responding in a timely manner to Student Caucus’ members related questions and concerns.
  • Organizing and chairing Student Caucus’ meetings (usually once a month).   
  • Sending an email to all interested CRS members (on CRS list serve) about the Student Caucus and elections at the beginning of September.
  • Regularly communicating and working with Student Caucus executives and sub- committees.
  • Assisting the Graduate Conference Coordinator with planning and facilitating the Graduate Conference (and sharing opening remarks at the conference).
  • Maintaining up-to-date Student Caucus files to be passed along to the incoming Student Caucus Co-Chairs (e.g., meeting agendas, minutes, email announcements, Co-chairs reports).

Please email your interest in this position to:

Sarah Marshall:

Sarah Marshall
PhD Student
Department of Sociology, York University

UNHCR Vacancy Notice - Assistant Resettlement Officer, NOA (Ottawa)
Applications must be received by
4:00 PM November 6, 2018

The post is directly supervised by the Senior Resettlement Officer (NOD) and is part of the Durable Solutions unit along with the Resettlement Associate (G6) and is required to liaise with other functional units in Ottawa (protection and communication) as well as the Head of Field Units in Montreal and Toronto. The Assistant Resettlement Officer will lead the advocacy on, and if/when required, support the implementation of, durable solutions through the strengthening and establishment of additional complementary pathways, in particular with respect to labour mobility and scholarships. The incumbent will engage with IRCC and provincial counterparts and will coordinate strategies with DIP/HQ and partners as required. Further s/he will engage with the private sector in support of these objectives. In relation to labour mobility, the incumbent will also undertake analysis regarding the socio-economic contributions of refugees in Canada and disseminate findings to the wider public and key stakeholders. The Assistant Resettlement Officer does not normally have managerial responsibilities though may take on such responsibilities on an acting basis.
Minimum Academic Qualification:
- Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law, International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences or related fields of discipline plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
Language Requirements:
- Excellent knowledge of English with working knowledge of French and/or another relevant UN language
Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of Canada’s immigration programs, including the economic, family and refugee/humanitarian streams; specialization in economic immigration pathways, both federal and provincial levels, an asset.
- Understanding of human resources and talent acquisition.
- Experience in policy advocacy an asset.
- Experience working collaboratively with a diversity of private, public, and non-profit stakeholders.
- Ability to understand and implement UNHCR’s policy and global strategic priorities, such as AGDM, IDP, Statelessness, and HIV/AIDS, in the area of responsibility at appropriate level.
- Good IT skills including database management skills.
- Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Stay abreast of political, legal, social and economic developments that have an impact on the protection environment and opportunities for durable solutions in Canada.
- Analyse federal and provincial immigration programs, selection requirements and procedures to identify opportunities for refugees abroad.
- Assist in the development of strategies to increase refugees’ access to immigration programs and develop proposals to establish new immigration routes for refugees.
- Engage IRCC, provincial governments, and partners and provide advice relating to strengthening and expanding durable solutions and complementary pathways.
- Assist in the development and refinement of policies and guidelines consistent with UNHCR’s durable solutions policies in line with the Global Compact on Refugees.
- Provide updates and advice to HQ, field offices and partners relating to Canadian programming requirements to support the identification of refuges who may access such pathways.
- Support strategic partnerships in Canada relating to strengthening employment and education pathways.
- Identify key findings relating to refugees’ economic contributions, employment outcomes and role as economic agents and participate in strategizing and communicating such information to build public support.
- Represent UNHCR’s durable solutions positions with federal and provincial governments and partners.
- Engage with partners in developing and supporting joint advocacy campaigns.
- Advise UNHCR field offices on program criteria, including as may relate to assessing individual cases and undertaking interventions with Canadian authorities as required.
- Systematically apply UNHCR’s Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of work.
- Assist in promoting UNHCR’s durable solutions policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Assist in the submission of up-to-date and accurate statistics, briefing notes and reports as required.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Salary will be according to established UN Salary Scales for Canada.
Note: All applicants for National Officer positions must be Canadian citizens.
Note: All short-listed candidates will be required to complete a written test as part of the recruitment process.
Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Interested candidates should fill out a UN Personnel History (P11) Form (available at and send it along with a letter of interest by email, fax or mail at:
UNHCR CANADA, Vacancy Notice, 280 Albert Street, Suite 401, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8. Fax: 613-230-1855 Email:

All applications must be received with a covering letter by 4:00 PM Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Are YOU interested in environmental issues?
Are you looking for ways to get more involved on campus?
Regenesis has some exciting volunteering opportunities!
We are looking for students to help out with our various initiatives and upcoming events.
We currently have volunteer opportunities for:

Cycle York Bike Centre
Available positions: office administrator, communications, bike mechanics (we can train you if you have no prior experience!)

Free Store
The Free Store runs every Tuesday from 10am-3pm. We are looking for volunteers who are available anytime to help with set up, tear down, and general tasks.

Office Volunteers
Available positions: Data entry, organizational tasks, and borrowing centre initiative.

YUM Market
The YUM Market runs every Wednesday from 10am-4pm. We are looking for volunteers who are available anytime to help with set up, tear down, and general tasks.

Glendon Market
The Market run every Thursday from 10am-4pm. We are looking for volunteers who are available anytime to help with set up, tear down, and general tasks.

Research Volunteers
Looking for students who can help out with survey dissemination.

Outreach Volunteers
Tabling opportunities in Vari Hall. This gives volunteers a chance to connect with students and share information about Regenesis.

Interested in any of these positions? Email us at, we are more than happy to welcome you on board!