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Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and Open Society Foundations present Young Feminist Leaders Fellowship

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Deadline: 3 May 2019
Location: Latin America
Organization: Open Society Foundations

Fostering Latin America’s Next Generation of Feminist Leaders
With the goal of supporting the next generation of feminist activists in Latin America, the Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange and Women’s Rights Program are joining together to create the Young Feminist Leaders Fellowship.

The Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists, aged 22 to 30 and based in Latin America, who want to launch a project of their own design to foster a more just, inclusive, accessible, democratic, and feminist future for Latin America. Successful projects will reflect on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, address current realities, and propose a specific and detailed idea for advancing women’s rights and gender justice.

This 12-month fellowship program explicitly recognizes the threats of discrimination to an open society and seeks to create a leadership pipeline to promote young people who have personal, direct experiences with interpersonal and institutional prejudice.

The Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships for 2019 will offer five to seven fellowships. All of these fellowships will require collaboration with one of the following partner organizations:

the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
El Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir (The Leadership Institute of Simone de Beauvoir- ILSB)
the Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (The Latin American Team of Justice and Gender- ELA)
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be between 22 and 30 years of age at the start of the fellowship. Applicants must also be based in Latin America and demonstrate proficiency in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Furthermore, applicants should also be at the early stages of their careers and want to learn more about how to increase their effectiveness as an activist and organizer around issues of gender justice and equality across movements. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in community organizing or activism on a local, national, or regional level.

Applicants who are directly affected by or have direct lived experience of the challenges, policies, practices, acute forms of discrimination, and systems that perpetuate dominant narratives or identity-based stereotypes are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for candidates who have not had easy access to existing leadership pipelines but are eager to seize an opportunity for growth and development.

Successful candidates will be required to partner with a host organization for the 12-month duration of the fellowship. Fellowship projects can be full-time (minimum of 35 hours/week) or part-time (20 hours/week).

Ineligibility Criteria
Young Feminist Leaders Fellowships do not fund the following:

Enrollment in an academic institution for degree or non-degree study, including dissertation research. However, candidates who apply for a part-time fellowship may continue their academic studies on their personal time. Lobbying. Please carefully review our Tax Law Lobbying Rules before submitting an application. If awarded a fellowship, applicants must agree to refrain from engaging in restricted lobbying activities during the term of the fellowship.

Current employees of Open Society Foundations, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, El Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir (The Leadership Institute of Simone de Beauvoir), and the Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (The Latin American Team of Justice and Gender) are not eligible to apply.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Gender Policy | The Faculty of Social Science at Western University

The Faculty of Social Science at Western University, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Inequality and Gender Policy at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2019, or as negotiated. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Scholars working with mixed methods are welcome to apply, with the expectation the successful candidate will be a highly accomplished quantitative social scientist. The successful candidate will be appointed to one of the Departments of Sociology (, Economics ( or Political Science ( A joint appointment may also be considered. This academic appointment is conditional upon the successful award of the Tier 1 CRC.
Western University recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research intensive institution of higher learning and a community leader. Western understands that our pursuit of research excellence and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are mutually supporting. As such, Western is committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable representation amongst our Canada Research Chair holders, as well as within Western’s broader research enterprise.
In accordance with the criteria set for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (, the candidate must be an outstanding and innovative researcher whose accomplishments are recognized internationally as having a major impact on their field; have a record of excellence in attracting and supervising graduate students and in teaching; a record of success in attracting external funding, and demonstrated leadership experience in the field. The candidate must also propose an original and innovative research program that will attract external funding and excellent trainees, graduate students and future researchers.
The selected candidate will be nominated by Western University to apply for the Tier 1 CRC in Inequality and Gender Policy. The CRC application will demonstrate the exceptional quality of the candidate and their research program as well as the fit of the candidate with the institutional environment and the strategic research plans of the Department, Faculty and University:;
Western University recognizes the potential impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.
With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities, and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Since 1878 the Western experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to serve our communities. Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.
Situated in the Faculty of Social Science, the Departments of Sociology, Economics, and Political Science offer full programs for undergraduate, MA, and PhD students. The Faculty of Social Science at Western is experiencing a period of significant faculty renewal having made over 40 hires over the last few years, with at least 10 more hires anticipated. We have also recently opened NEST, the Network for Economic and Social Trends, which houses a number of research centres in the Faculty including the Centre for Research in Social Inequality, the Centre for Human Capital and Productivity, the Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance, the Centre for Computational and Quantitative Social Science, and the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre:
Applications must include: the application for Full-Time Faculty Position form; a letter of interest; a detailed C.V.; a research plan for the Chair; bibliographical information on 3 refereed publications or working papers most relevant to the area of the Chair; evidence of teaching success, and the names, addresses, and email addresses for 3 referees.
Review of applications will begin after May 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. All PDF application materials should be emailed to the Search Committee, c/o Karen Foullong, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Western University,
Western University’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package. Further details can be accessed at:
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Karen Foullong at 519-661-2111 ext. 84958 or

PhD position in Diversity and Political Representation - University of Amsterdam
Publication date 16 April 2019
Closing date 24 May 2019

Level of education Master's degree
Hours 30,4 to 38 hours per week
Salary indication €2,325 to €2,972 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Vacancy number 19-244
The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a 3.5-year PhD position.

The position is part of the research project 'Misrepresenting Diversity? How personal identities clash with ethnic pigeonholing in politics', led by dr Liza Mügge and funded by the Dutch National Science Organisation (NWO). This PhD project is co-funded by the Germany Institute Amsterdam (DIA).

Project description
Ideally, democracies should accommodate the citizenry’s full diversity. This especially matters for structurally underrepresented people, such as ethnic minorities with a migration background. Misrepresenting Diversity? provides a bottom-up analysis of the mechanisms that drive representation in ethnically diverse societies. It empirically investigates how citizens and politicians themselves experience diversity in politics and fill it with life. It reverses the usual telescope: instead of assuming that we can read people’s identities from their birth certificates, it researches how and with whom politicians and citizens identify, and how they give meaning to their backgrounds. Real-world representation has a strong collective dimension: individuals do not form opinions about failed or successful representation in isolation, but in conversation with others – neighbours, colleagues, family members, etc.

The PhD candidate will focus on minority citizens’ collective experience and expectations of representation in the Dutch, French and German parliaments. The aim is to reveal bottom-up experience of representation of ethnic minority groups and how this is mediated by their personal characteristics and identity. It asks: How do minority citizens collectively assess group representation? How do they define relevant groups in representational politics? The findings will show whether, and if so how, citizens believe that direct representation by politicians who are 'like them' matters.

It will use focus groups to study collective expectations that emerge out of participant discussions. Focus groups will be held in capital city neighborhoods with a high concentration of minority citizens. The project will establish how citizens delimit politically relevant groups and identities. How much does it matter to have an MP who 'looks like them'? And why (not)? How do they evaluate sitting MPs? What would representation ideally look like according to them?

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be expected to have a high level of competence and motivation to undertake the following tasks:

complete a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration;
develop and coordinate focus group interviews in three cities;
contribute (both as sole author and as co-author) to writing research papers to be submitted to academic journals;
regularly present intermediate research results at the UvA and at international workshops and conferences;
contribute to the organisation of research activities and events of the project, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
participate in the AISSR and DIA PhD programme, including attendance of courses
What do we require of you?


have obtained a (research) master’s degree in a field relevant to the theme of the research;
are a person with initiative, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as in a team and move easily between international contexts;
have well-developed analytical skills as well as creativity and perseverance;
possess good academic writing and presentation skills;
can demonstrate a strong interest in the topic of this PhD project;
are familiar with (some of the) academic literatures relevant to the project;
have excellent qualitative methodological skills, particularly focus group interviews, or are willing and able to acquire these skills;
have proven organizational skills to train and lead a team with student assistants;
are able to collaborate in a team with mixed method and/or quantitative scholars;
are able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing;
ideally have basic knowledge of one other language than English (e.g. German, French, Arabic, Turkish);
have a strong interest in pursuing an academic career.
What can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. To work at the University of Amsterdam and the Germany Institute Amsterdam (DIA) is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Further Information
Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Dr Liza Mügge
T: +31 (0) 20 525 2173
Would you like to learn more about working at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)? Visit our website.

The position concerns a temporary appointment of 38 hours per week for a maximum term of 3,5 years. It is possible to extend the duration of the appointment to 4 years, with a scope of 30,4 hours per week. The initial appointment is for one year. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, this term will be extended to the maximum of 3,5 year (38 hrs a week) or 4 year (30,4 hours a week), which should result in the conferral of a doctorate. We will put together a curriculum which will also include the opportunity to attend training courses and both national and international events. You will also be tasked with teaching Bachelor's students.

Your salary will be €2,325 gross per month in the first year and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year, based on full-time employment and in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8,3%.

The successful candidate will begin the project on or around 1 September 2019.

Job application
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Applications should comprise the following materials:

a letter of motivation;
a full CV, including official grade transcripts and a copy of the relevant diplomas;
two letters of reference;
a statement of how the candidate would envision investigating the issues laid out above (1,000 words max). Contact the project leader for a complete description of the project.
These should be sent electronically in one document, preferably as a pdf-file.

The deadline for applications is 24 May 2019. Interviews will take place in June 2019. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Applications should be sent electronically to:
The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
York University

GenUrb: Recruiting Guyanese Transcriber

We are looking to hire a Guyanese student to help us transcribe interviews for our project.  We would like this student to start as soon as possible, with the potential to work until July 2019.

We would like the student to work 10-15 hours per week (additional hours can be discussed) at the City Institute, York University.  The rate of pay for this position is $15/hour.

The Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb) project is a SSHRC funded six-year comparative research project with 35 feminist urban academics and activists based in 7 cities in the global south (Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown, Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah, and Shanghai) under the academic direction of Professor Linda Peake, Director of the City Institute at York University. The aim of the program is to investigate the gendered implications of urbanization to advance understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality in these seven cities is reconstituting gender relations and gendered rights to the city.

The ideal student must be familiar with Guyana and speak Guyanese Creole.

You may be pursuing a BA or Graduate degree, have experience in an academic environment, and familiarity with feminist issues of the urban would be a bonus. You should have excellent research and writing skills, be proficient with MS Word (and other computer software programs), able to work independently, be detail oriented, have great time management skills, and able to maintain confidentiality.

Application Procedure –
If this position is of interest to you, please contact Leeann Bennett, Grant Manager, GenUrb, at (with your cover letter and resume).

Job Title: Research Assistant (Recurring Part-Time) with Dr. Shahirose Premji, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University
Date: 15/02/2019
Deadline for Application: Until position filled
Submit Application to:
Application package: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, and reference letter

Primary Purpose of the Position: (Key purpose, functions, and roles):
The primary purpose of the position is to assist with several research projects including
· Psychosocial distress during pregnancy and pathways to preterm birth: building evidence in LMIC to guide targeted psychosocial interventions
· Chronic stress and preterm birth: Psychosocial, biological, and behavioural perspectives

Key research assistant functions include, but are not limited to, data cleaning and management, and conducting complex analyses to answer research questions related to the above two studies. Other duties include completing critical appraisal of the literature and meta-analysis, and supporting preparation of proposals, manuscripts and reports, and finally reporting to Dr. Premji. The incumbent will liaise with Dr. Premji, and various team members to assist with data analysis, manuscripts, presentations, and other communication and knowledge translation materials.

Nature of the Work: (To whom position reports, complexity and amount of work/peak periods, other conditions: e.g. shift work, callout dangerous or stressful conditions etc.): This recurring part-time position reports directly to Dr. Shahirose S. Premji, Director and Professor, Faculty of Health, School of Nursing at York University.

The workdays will vary with job stressors being moderate and include deadlines and attention to detail. The Research Assistant will be required to work Monday to Friday, up to 20 hours per week. Workdays may vary in length depending on workload. The work environment requires time spent analyzing data, at a computer (eg, literature searches), and on Skype/WhatsApp for team meetings with international team members.

The position requires independent judgment and decision-making and knowing where to look for information and contributing to discussions about solutions to complex analytic problems in a team setting. Fully accountable for tasks within the scope of the role and designated responsibilities.

The work requires a high degree of accuracy, and the ability to re-prioritize tasks to meet deadlines. The incumbent must also be able to work with diverse team members with varying levels of experience to ensure equitable involvement and learning throughout the research processes.

Qualifications/Expertise Required:
· Graduate degree (Masters), preferably in mathematics and statistics with background in research methodology, epidemiology, and nursing, sociology, psychology or related discipline
· Proven experience as junior data analyst (strong data manipulation, management and analytic skills including general estimating equation (GEE) regression model, multivariable linear regression, risk estimating) with minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a research environment
· Proficient with SPSS, SAS, R, Excel and other data management tools
· Strong interest in statistical modeling of interactions, global health, and social determinants of health
· Proficient with computer systems, especially Microsoft Office Suite, Excel
· Self-directed and can work independently and with diverse team members
· Outstanding organizational skills, problem-solving ability, and leadership skills
· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Accountabilities/Tasks and Duties: (Results and outcomes expected when roles are carried out successfully, with supporting details on how results are accomplished):
· Responsible for integrity and quality of data analysis and commitment to accuracy with attention to detail
· Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
· Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
· Analytical reasoning skills and decision making skills
· Ability to adapt and be flexible in a changing environment
· Maintain competency in skills as required by identifying own learning needs and pursuing appropriate learning activities

Research & Data Analysis (80%)
· Be involved in various stages of projects including data cleaning, and analyses
· Analyze data using general estimating equation (GEE) regression model, multivariable linear regression, risk estimating, and other
· Conduct literature reviews, analysis of quantitative data
· Write reports, manuscripts and presentations for stakeholders, funding agency, etc.
· Participate in team meetings
· Assist with formatting and submitting journal articles

Leadership (10%)
· Be a contact point for research team staff, and stakeholders needing guidance with data cleaning and management, and data analysis

Other (10%)
· Complete assigned tasks under own initiative with limited direct supervision
· Other duties as required

University Policies and Procedures
While you employed as a Research Assistant you are required to abide by the University policies and procedures available on the York University website.

Position opening below for a J.D. or Ph.D. Cornell Law School seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr’s foundation-funded research project on a comparative analysis of immigration points systems.

The position encompasses a full range of research responsibilities analyzing immigration points-based systems in other countries such as Canada and Australia and determining whether such an immigration selection system might work in the United States. The research will conclude with a report and conference on findings and recommendations.

Responsibilities include: coordinating the research; assisting with the report; coordinating the conference; and working with the Law School and university communities. The postdoctoral associate may also assist on research and analysis of other immigration policy issues through the Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Center.

The postdoctoral associate position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and is for a one-year term. An extension of one or two years may be possible, contingent upon funding.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience, along with strong research and writing skills. Candidates must have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2019.

Related Skills and Knowledge Desired:
•           Superior analytical skills and an ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
•           Self-motivation with the ability to take the initiative and follow through on projects to completion.
•           Ability to work independently and with others.
•           A demonstrated commitment to immigration law.

The postdoctoral associate will receive a salary of $55,000 a year plus benefits. The postdoctoral associate will have work space in the Law School.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Professor Yale-Loehr’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your organizational skills and experience with research projects; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related research problem. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Memorial University of Newfoundland | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY | St. John’s, NL Canada A1C 5S7
Tel: 709-864-7457; Fax: 709-864-2075

Memorial University of Newfoundland will make teaching term appointments in the Faculty o Humanities and Social Sciences for teaching during the spring and fall semesters of 2019 and winter semester of 2020, subject to budgetary approval and to sufficient enrolments Departments and programs in the Faculty that may make such appointments are: Classics, English History, Modern Languages (Spanish, Russian and the Frecker program in Saint-Pierre), Philosophy Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology. The minimum qualification for teaching term appointments is normally a completed doctoral degree in the discipline. In some cases a master's degree in the discipline together with appropriate teaching experience may be an acceptable qualification. For further details on these appointments, please contact the head of the appropriate department (
By March 29th, 2019, please forward a curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching, and the names and addresses of three referees, to Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Osnabrück University's Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) invites applications for the position of a Research Fellow

(f/m/d) (salary level 13 TV-L, 65 %) for the research project "Women, Forced Migration - and Peace? Peace-building Practices of Women in Refugee Camps", funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF), for a period of two years (starting as soon as possible).

Deadline: April, 11th 2019


All the best,
Ulrike Krause


The Sociology Department at Acadia University | 2 CLT Job Postings

Below is a link to two contractually limited (9.5 months) positions (CLT) in Sociology at Acadia University. Sociology is the largest and most dynamic department in the faculty of Arts at Acadia. We have a vibrant honours and a small MA program. The working conditions are excellent as CLTs are covered under the collective agreement in the same way as tenure-track professors. This means that the teaching load is five, career develop money is available, and CLTs can apply for internal funding. Our CLTs in the past have been very successful in securing tenure-track positions.

Please share widely.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

Associate Professor and Head
Department of Sociology
BAC 309
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Sociology Web page

The Sociology Department at Acadia University and its faculty members recognize that we are in Mi’kma’ki ,
the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq nation. We are grateful.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW), University of Toronto is seeking a Toronto-based PhD Student Research Assistant (RA) for an exciting upcoming project: “Streamlining HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men in Toronto: Exploring Task-Shifting Opportunities”. Please see the attached Job Posting for more details.

The RA will work with the research team under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. David J. Brennan. If interested, please email your CV and a one-page cover letter detailing relevant experience to Dr. Brennan by 8 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Job Posting - Task Shifting PhD_RA (.pdf)

We encourage Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, queer people, people living with HIV, as well as people who identify with GB2M racial and ethnic communities to apply and self-identify in their cover letter.


Ryan Stevenson (he/him)
Interim Laboratory Co-ordinator
In-office: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Factor-Inwentash Faculty Of Social Work
University of Toronto
246 Bloor St. W, Rm 350 - Toronto, ON M5S 1V4
P: 1-416-946-7023

Tenure-Track Position - Indigenous Sociology
Job Title Assistant Professor, Indigenous Sociology
Mount Royal University, Calgary
Requisition # 997430
Job Type Permanent (for any group)
Closing Date: 3/15/2019

About MRU
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 32 majors.

About the Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts houses the following departments: Economics, Justice & Policy Studies, English, Languages & Cultures, Humanities, Interior Design, Psychology, and Sociology & Anthropology. It currently offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts—Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Interior Design.

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology currently offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours degree programs with majors in Sociology and Anthropology as well as minors in both disciplines.

About the Role
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University (Calgary) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval. Sociology at Mount Royal focuses on power and social inequality, social justice, oppression and resistance, and intersectionality. We seek a candidate who can contribute from an Indigenous sociological perspective to one or more of those areas. In addition to teaching existing junior and senior level courses, the successful person will also develop new courses in the department, focusing on critical Indigenous content, theories, and/or methodologies.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into either the teaching/ service pattern (TS) or the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory courses as well as senior courses in sociology and be involved in course and program development in Indigenous sociology.

Those hired into the research stream will have a record of demonstrated commitment or promise in research, and all candidates will be expected to teach Indigenous content from a sociological perspective, broadly defined.

The Department welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who are interested in building connections with Indigenous students and communities. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous candidates. Additional preference will be given to Indigenous scholars from Canada, but international Indigenous scholars are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates will also be encouraged to teach courses in General Education, Cluster-Three: Community and Society. The Department of General Education is responsible for the development and delivery of the liberal education component of all Mount Royal University undergraduate degree programs and offers required foundational first-year courses and a number of upper-level courses.

Applicants will have a doctoral degree in sociology or cognate discipline. Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is near and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and/or teaching will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We will also consider applicants with a Master’s degree in sociology or cognate discipline at the time of appointment who have significant experience working with Indigenous students and/or communities. Applicants interested in the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern should have the ability and intent to pursue a research program.

We are proud to announce that this position is part of a cluster hire of tenure-track and tenured positions as part of MRU's commitment to Indigenous communities and in order to advance the University’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. Mount Royal University is committed to doing its part to address the legacy of broken promises and rebuild the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Calgary and across the country.

For more information on our Department, please visit:

If you have questions regarding the position, contact Tom Buchanan, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at (403) 440-8774 or

Closing Date: March 15, 2019

We ask interested individuals who meet the requirements to submit the following by March 15, 2019:

A complete dossier should be submitted including a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department, explicitly stating which stream (TS or TSS) the candidate is applying for, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references (minimum 2 academic referees but community-based referees are also welcome), 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness, and, 1-2 page research statement accompanied by a recent research publication (if applying for TSS).

Salary Grade:
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

EU Study Tour & Internship Opportunity

The EU Study Tour takes place annually in May, and over the course of three weeks students will visit Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Frankfurt, key sites of European Union institutions and civil society organizations. Students will engage with representatives of the EU’s administrative and political leadership, such as the European Commission, Parliament, Court of Justice, and Central Bank, along with other European organizations such as NATO, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Canadian Mission to the EU. The Tour is not simply an accredited course, it is a full immersion into European history, culture, and political formation, a program for self-directed and independent study.

In addition to the Tour, a number of qualified participants are offered internship opportunities with EU institutions and other organizations following completion of the Tour. The 2019 internships are two months in duration, and are completed by the end of August, at the latest.

Participants on the 2019 Tour will arrive in Brussels by May 12th at the latest, and will be ready to depart on June 1st (unless they stay on for the internship). The cost of the Tour is $3450. This fee includes accommodations, internal travel within the EU and occasional meals. However, it does not include the cost of airfare to and from Europe, or most meals. There is an additional $600 fee for the internship placement.

(There is also a fee to register for the UVic course, but this is comparable to York tuition; the Tour should count for a 3-credit exchange course.)

York International has available funding for students who will be returning to York in September: $400 for the Tour plus an additional $600 for those completing the internship.

If you may be interested, please study the website, and contact prof. Willem Maas ( afterwards...

Spanish / English Translator Needed to Transcribe Interview Recordings

I am currently conducting research with the Central American community in Toronto. I have 15 interview recordings (soon to be 20) that I need transcribed. The interviews  are about 1 hour each. They are mostly in English but there is some Spanish. I would like to find someone who is bilingual (Spanish and English), and ideally with an interest in the Latin American region and Latin Americans in Canada, to transcribe them. If interested, please contact Morgan at or 506-540-0292 to discuss details of the job. Thank You.

Morgan Poteet Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology
Mt. Allison University
Avard Dixon Building, 144 Main St
Sackville NB  E4L 1A7

The Presbyterian Church in Canada | Life and Mission Agency | Presbyterian World Service & Development is accepting applications for the position of Refugee Program Assistant | Full-Time, Fixed Term Agreement (12 months) |  This posting will remain active until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) is the development, relief and refugee sponsorship agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC). PWS&D responds with partners overseas and Canadians here at home to help communities overcome poverty, recover from emergency situations and provide new futures for vulnerable people. PWS&D works with churches and local organizations seeking to transform their communities by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation through programs in the areas of food security, sustainable livelihoods, health, peace, human rights and refugee sponsorship.

The Opportunity

As the Refugee Program Assistant, you will help to ensure the overall effectiveness of the administrative and program tasks of PWS&D’s refugee sponsorship ministry. Join a team who encourage one another and are inspired by the opportunity to equip members of The Presbyterian Church in Canada to welcome the stranger, to protect the vulnerable and to affirm the dignity of all.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of PWS&D and working in close collaboration with the Program Coordinator, Refugee Sponsorship, you will:

Assist with the private sponsorship of refugees by Presbyterian Church congregations, presbyteries and missions in accordance with the Church’s sponsorship agreement with the federal government, including:
Identify refugees to sponsor, assist the preparation and submission of high quality sponsorship applications, support the in-Canada and overseas processing of applications and provide support to sponsoring groups.
Assist with strategies and events, resources and materials to support Canadian Presbyterians involved in refugee ministry initiatives.
Assist with organization of and follow-up from meetings, conferences and events.
Assist with administrative aspects of the program and maintain summary of priority tasks.

Professional Qualifications

Post-secondary education.
2 years of relevant experience.

Skills desired

Knowledge of key issues related to refugee sponsorship including refugee sponsorship application requirements.
Demonstrated organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Strong listening skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural situations.
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English. (Fluency in a second language is an asset.)
Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office and ability to use new technologies.

Work requirements

Work is done from the national office of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in Toronto.
You must have a clean Criminal Records Check – Vulnerable Sector

Qualities needed to be effective in The Presbyterian Church in Canada

Knowledge of and respect for the beliefs, structure, programs and polity of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and able to speak knowledgeably and passionately about its mission and ministry.
Able to interact with all members of the community of The Presbyterian Church in Canada cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion.

Complete position description available upon request

What We Offer:

The Presbyterian Church in Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make a positive impact on people and communities in Canada and around the world. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, caring and inclusive.

This Fixed Term Agreement is for 12 months.

Salary figure available upon request.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and motivation letter with the title “Refugee Program Assistant” in the subject line to Colleen McCue, Senior Administrator (

The Presbyterian Church in Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We have an Accommodation Policy and accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their needs known to us.

Call for applications: Book Review Editor, Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees
Application deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Le français suit l’anglais

Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees is one of the oldest, peer-reviewed academic journals in the field of forced migration. It publishes articles in French and English and allows free, open access to all content through its website ( ).

Refuge is indexed and abstracted by a number of scholarly databases, for example, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, Pais International, Sociological Abstracts, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Canadian Business and Current Affairs and Érudit.

Refuge invites applications for the position of Book Review Editor.

This honorary position is for a 3-year term, renewable for an additional term. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the Book Review Editor’s responsibilities include:

Identifying and soliciting relevant books for review;
Identifying reviewers for books;
Undertaking quality control and editorial review of book reviews; and,
Developing and updating book review guidelines, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor.

The Book Review Editor should be a scholar whose research interests include migration. Preference will be given to candidates with a reading knowledge of both English and French.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Dagmar Soennecken,, Editor-in-Chief at, with copy to

Appel à candidatures: Éditeur de la rubrique « Comptes Rendus », Refuge: Revue Canadienne sur les Réfugiés

Refuge : Revue Canadienne sur les Réfugiés est une des plus anciennes revues académiques, avec évaluation par les pairs, dans le domaine de la migration forcée. La revue publie des articles en français et en anglais, dont tout le contenu est gratuitement et entièrement accessible en ligne sur notre site web (

Refuge est indexé et résumé par un certain nombre de bases de données scientifiques, par exemple, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, Pais International, Sociological Abstracts, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Canadian Business and Current Affairs, et Érudit.

Refuge sollicite des candidatures pour le poste d’éditeur de la rubrique « Comptes Rendus ».

Ce poste honoraire consiste en un mandat d’une durée de trois ans, et est renouvelable une fois. Sous la supervision de l’éditeur-en-chef, les responsabilités de l’éditeur de la rubrique « Comptes Rendus » sont les suivantes :

Identifier et solliciter les comptes rendus de livres pertinents;
Repérer des auteurs de comptes rendus pour les livres sélectionnés;
S’assurer de la qualité et de la révision éditoriale des comptes rendus; et
Développer et mettre à jour les instructions aux auteurs de comptes rendus, en collaboration avec l’éditeur-en-chef et le coordonnateur à l’édition.

L’éditeur de la rubrique « Comptes Rendus » doit être un professeur/chercheur dont les intérêts de recherche incluent la migration. Les compétences bilingues de lecture en anglais et en français sont un atout important.

Les candidats doivent faire parvenir une lettre d’application accompagnée d’un curriculum vitae à Dr. Dagmar Soennecken,, éditrice-en chef à ,et une copie à

Date d’échéance d’envoi des candidatures : Feb 25, 2019.

Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees

Dagmar Soennecken, Editor-in-Chief/Rédactrice-en-chef
Kathryn Barber, Managing Editor/Coordinatrice à l'édition
Dianna Shandy, Book Review Editor/Rédactrice des comptes rendus

Women's and Gender Studies/Development Studies - Assistant Professor (Gender and Development) | St. Francis Xavier University | Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2019-01-21
Advertised until: 2019-02-21

St. Francis Xavier University is a top-ranked Canadian undergraduate institution located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. StFX offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees through more than twenty-five academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. The university has a long and distinguished history of educating high quality undergraduate students and providing opportunities for undergraduate students to contribute to faculty research. The Town of Antigonish, a community noted for its quality of life, is only minutes from the rugged coastal beauty of Northern Nova Scotia near Cape Breton Island. (For further information about StFX and the community, please see:

The Interdisciplinary Programs of Women’s and Gender Studies and Development Studies at St. Francis Xavier University invite applications for a probationary tenure-track cross-appointment in the area of Gender and Development at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should have a PhD completed by the time of appointment, with a clearly articulated interdisciplinary approach to both research and teaching. Applicants should possess a background in feminist scholarship and experiential and practice-based learning. The successful candidate is expected to teach core undergraduate courses in both the Development Studies and the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs. Ability to teach about both global and local issues is an asset, as is a critical race and/or Indigenous studies focus. Candidates should explain how they acknowledge diversity and work to achieve equity in the classroom and research.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching interests and philosophy, research interests and plans, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references. Applicants should clearly outline their approach to Gender and Development as well their interdisciplinary expertise in their applications.

Applications should be sent via email to: Ms. Marcy Baker, St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish NS B2G 2W5. Email:; Telephone: (902) 867-2251.

Specific questions related to the position should be directed to either Dr. Jonathan Langdon (, Coordinator of the Development Studies Program, or Dr. Nancy Forestell (, Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of a sexual minority group.

Postdoctoral Research Associate:
Migration, Media Activism & Research Creation
Ryerson University, Toronto
Deadline for applications: Feb 18

The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought (, Canada's only media activist university research centre, based at Ryerson University, Toronto, seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a one year fixed-term appointment.

This year-long position is expected to contribute to 2 ongoing projects:
· Community development & event-planning for The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought
· Arts based research, and organizing for the international SSHRC-funded project Finding Home: Migration, Place-making and Research Creation

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assume significant responsibility in helping to organize an exciting roster of events for The Studio’s 2019/2020 season on the theme of migration, as well as participating in an international SSHRC-funded research project that deploys research creation to understand the complex intersection between forced migration and new placemaking strategies. This project analyzes the ways that migration productively disrupts and ‘queers’ culture, leading to new standards of representation and government policy, particularly in areas of housing. Co-PI’s are based in Australia & U.K. The qualified candidate should be aware of current research trends in migration studies, arts-based research or research-creation, LGBT migration issues, media activism and/or action or participatory research (esp. “walking method”), and  activist pedagogy/research, and should be ready to apply that knowledge to the research.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have earned a Ph.D. and conducted previous qualitative research in one or more of the above listed areas. Successful candidates must be able to work independently and apply knowledge of local, domestic and international media activism and migrant issues to the development of innovative models of pedagogy, arts-based research and event-organizing. A migrant background will be a strong asset. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will report to the Project's Research Director. Mentorship and support in grant/ proposal writing, project management, and teaching skills will be provided.
Job Accountabilities:
· Participates in planning, designing and conducting and leading research projects under the direction of a supervisor & with help from Studio working group.
· Conducts participatory arts-based workshop/s with LGBT migrant-collaborators recruited through a community organization. (April/May 2019)
· Organizes and promotes 2-3 community-facing university arts-based workshops for Studio speakers’ series (Fall 2109, Winter 2020).
· Organizes a 2-day symposium with international co-PI’S & local stakeholders, migrant collaborators, & community organizers. (Feb 2020)
· Engages in their own research and collaborates with P.I. and co-PI’s on scholarly writing and policy recommendations.
· Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The successful candidate will have several of the following skills:
· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
· Strong community organizing and communication skills
· Excellent writing skills
· A background in media/art and/or arts-based research
· Research interests in the areas of forced migration and/or LGBT refugees, and/or migrant arts.
· Web design and print design skills.

Ryerson University is located in downtown Toronto/Tkaronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat. It has a diverse student population. The Studio for Media Activism is based at Ryerson but has a city-wide reach, with a working group comprised of students and faculty from RTA School of Media, Professional Communication, Creative Industries and the Ryerson/York joint graduate program in Communication & Culture. Founded 5 years ago, The Studio blurs the boundaries between art making, scholarship and activism via a yearly speakers’ series, symposia, and community organizing, a website, a blog and an active social media presence.

Please send: CV, 5-10 pg writing sample, letter of intent & names of 2 references in one pdf file to
Term of Postdoc: April 7 2019 – April 7 2020
Renumeration: $40,000 CAD/yr

Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Queen's University
Posted: January 17, 2019
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2019

The Department of Sociology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor that centres on the future of work. We welcome applicants with a specialization in digital sociology, new media, or technology and who take a critical approach to social inequalities (such as indigeneity, race, gender and class). Evidence of an ability to teach in the areas of work and technology, and the dynamics of contemporary capitalism is considered an asset. This position has a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019, but a January 1, 2020 start is possible.

Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a related discipline completed or near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen’s expects that the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and to develop a research program that aligns well with the University’s priorities. Further information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s is available in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a writing sample;
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to the following email address:, Attention: Dr. Annette Burfoot, Department Head.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Applicants must send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Ms. Wendy Schuler at addressed to:

Dr. Annette Burfoot
Department Head
The Department of Sociology
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Wendy Schuler in The Department of Sociology, at

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at

January 2019
Lillian Meighen Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal-Child Health
Faculty of Health, York University
Applications due February 15, 2019

Description: Applicants are invited to submit their application to the Lillian Meighen Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal Child-Health at the Faculty of Health, York University. The Fellowship will offer a highly qualified candidate interdisciplinary training in the area of maternal-child health and mental wellbeing, under the supervision of Professor Nazilla Khanlou. Specifically, the fellowship will focus on applied aspects of maternal-child health and mental wellbeing. Priority will be given to a candidate whose emerging program of research addresses one or more of the following foci: 1) community approaches to maternal-child health promotion, 2) equitable access to services and programs by marginalized populations, 3) social support and resilience-building interventions, and 4) innovative approaches to policy development in maternal-child health and mental wellbeing at local, national, and international levels.
Expectations: The successful candidate will be expected to 1) engage in grant writing and research related to their topic with demonstrated congruence between their theoretical framework and methodological approach; 2) participate in knowledge dissemination through manuscript preparation and presentations, 3) be actively involved in the Lillian Meighen Wright Student Scholars Academy ( ), 4) participate in interdisciplinary teams related to maternal-child health, 5) demonstrate emerging leadership in bridging research with practice and policy, and 6) submit a mid-year and an end-of- year report on fellowship activities.
Qualifications: Open to applicants from all disciplines who have completed their PhD within the last two years and who have relevant prior education/ training/ professional experience in the above identified areas of postdoctoral focus.
Duration and compensation: One year in total. Salary of $50,000. Some extended health benefits may be available.
Application process: Applicants are requested to send via email to Dr. Nazilla Khanlou (contact information below) by 15 February 2019 the following information:
1) Letter of intent outlining their previous experience relevant to the postdoctoral fellowship and their objectives for the 1 year fellowship,
2) Curriculum Vitae,
3) Names and contact information of 4 references (3 should be academic referees), and
4) Samples of their published or in press manuscripts.
Please send all required material in one email as attachments and indicate in the subject line of email: “Lillian Meighen Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship application (2019)”. 2

Only short listed applicants will be contacted by 15 March 2019. The Fellowship is expected to begin in April 2019.
Nazilla Khanlou, RN, PhD Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health, Faculty of Health Academic Lead, Meighen Wright Foundation Maternal Child Health Scholars Program
Associate Professor, School of Nursing York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3

Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir, en format PDF, une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae en français détaillé, daté et signé, trois exemplaires d’articles, chapitres de livre ou autres textes représentatifs de leurs travaux, trois lettres de recommandation transmises directement par leur auteur.e au Département AVANT LE 11 FÉVRIER 2019, 17 h

L’entrée en fonction est prévue au 1er septembre 2019 sous réserve des autorisations budgétaires requises.
L’UQAM recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin de renouveler son corps professoral et assurer un développement de qualité dans tous les domaines d’activités.
Le Département de sociologie recherche un ou une spécialiste en études de genre et des sexualités dans le but de contribuer au développement de ce champ de connaissances au niveau des trois cycles d'enseignement en sociologie ainsi que dans le cadre des unités de recherche pertinentes.
Le poste à pourvoir exige une connaissance approfondie : · De la sociologie du genre / des rapports sociaux de sexe et de la ou des sexualité(s), de ses débats
théoriques et épistémologiques, de ses sous-champs et de ses principaux objets
· Des méthodologies et des enjeux éthiques spécifiques aux recherches sur les pratiques, les discours et les rapports sociaux relatifs à la sexualité
· Enseignement et encadrement aux trois cycles d’études
· Recherche et publications
· Services à la collectivité
· Implication dans la vie départementale, facultaire et universitaire
· Doctorat en sociologie ou dans une discipline connexe
· Dossier de recherche et de publications scientifiques dans le domaine d'expertise
· Capacité à développer un programme de recherche structurant et des collaborations avec d'autres unités, milieux et universités
· Maîtrise du français tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit
TRAITEMENT : Selon la convention collective UQAM-SPUQ
L’Université du Québec à Montréal souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi. De ce fait, elle invite les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et les personnes en situation de handicap qui répondent aux exigences du poste à soumettre leur candidature.
Nous encourageons les personnes qui s’identifient à l’un ou l’autre de ces groupes à remplir le Questionnaire d’identification à la présente adresse et à le joindre à leur dossier de candidature
Nous encourageons toutes les candidates, tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiennes, Canadiens ainsi qu’aux résidentes, résidents permanents.
Les personnes intéressées sont priées de faire parvenir, en format PDF, une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae en français détaillé, daté et signé, trois exemplaires d’articles, chapitres de livre ou autres textes représentatifs de leurs travaux, trois lettres de recommandation transmises directement par leur auteur.e au Département AVANT LE 11 FÉVRIER 2019, 17 h (les dossiers incomplets ne seront pas
retenus) par courriel ou par la poste à :
Monsieur Marcelo Otero, directeur
Département de sociologie
Université du Québec à Montréal
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) CANADA H3C 3P8

The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub is hiring a
Senior Research Analyst
Application Deadline: February 10, 2019

The University of Ottawa Refugee Hub was founded in 2012, and our mission is to foster justice and human rights for refugees at local, national, and international levels through innovative research, programs and partnerships. We are supported in our work by a team of in-house experts, a wide range of consultants, and a broad and diverse community of partners and stakeholders.
The Refugee Hub is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to join our Research and Policy Portfolio, which engages in a broad range of legal scholarship and policy-focused research as well as research support for strategic public interest litigation. Working closely with and reporting to the Legal and Research Director, the Senior Research Analyst will help to shape the strategic direction and priorities of the portfolio and will actively contribute to:
· Innovative legal scholarship on domestic and international refugee and migration issues
· Both public-facing and behind the scenes research and analysis to help inform policy discussion on refugee and migration issues both domestically and internationally

· The overall administration and management of the Research and Policy Portfolio
· Providing leadership to and managing projects of the Refugee Law Research Team (RLRT) – a team of law students, graduate students and alumni engaged in policy research, legal scholarship and public interest litigation support
· Supporting two Hub-led clinic courses at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
· The Refugee Hub’s participation in research partnerships and consortia;
· Knowledge mobilization, including publication and promotion of Hub research products
· The Hub’s participation in, and hosting of, academic and civil society conferences, workshops, meetings and lectures
· The management of research partnerships and key stakeholder relationships
· The development of Hub communications products relating to research and clinical projects
· Campus outreach and community-building activities of the Hub

This is a full-time, 12-month term position based in Ottawa, Ontario and is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious researcher with a strong track record in the field of refugee law and policy. The salary range for this position is 65K to 75K per year.
The ideal candidate will be a mature, organized professional with demonstrated experience working both independently and in a team, as well as with multiple partners and stakeholders. They will have a proven track record in the field of refugee law and/or policy, and possess exemplary team leadership, research and writing skills.
Essential qualifications
· Law degree from an accredited Canadian law school (or equivalent) or a post-graduate degree in a relevant field with a superior academic record
· At least 3 years of relevant professional research experience
· Exceptional writing and editing skills in English
· Track record of peer reviewed and/or policy-oriented publications
· Proven interpersonal communication and team leadership skills
· Demonstrated maturity, tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner capable of exercising independent judgment and flexibility

Assets / Preferred Qualifications:
· Experience with strategic public interest litigation
· Prior experience with the Refugee Hub’s areas of specialty, including (but not limited to) the intersection of refugee law and criminal law, refugee sponsorship, access to justice for refugees, global refugee protection and migration governance frameworks, and multi-stakeholder partnerships
· Experience with clinical legal education
· Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in other languages

If you are interested in contributing to the work of the Refugee Hub as Senior Research Analyst, please submit your CV, cover letter and writing sample by midnight Sunday, February 10, 2019 by e-mail to Please include “Senior Research Analyst” in the subject line.

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Mount Saint Vincent University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
(SOAN) is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2019.
The department will begin considering applications on February 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers. Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, Mount Saint Vincent University is located on Canada’s East Coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please visit

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2019.
Applicants should possess a PhD in Anthropology or Sociology or be near completion. The Department invites applications from candidates whose research focuses on one of the following areas: 1) Work, economies, and ecologies; 2) Kinship, family, and social reproduction; 3) Inequality, structural violence, and the law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work centres on social justice and the experiences of marginalized and oppressed groups (including Indigenous peoples, people of African descent, queer and transgender people, and people with disabilities).

Workload for the position includes research, teaching, and collegial service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded program of research that incorporates the training of undergraduate students.
Experience in teaching undergraduate courses at a variety of levels is an asset.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and interests), a statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for three references. The department will begin considering applications on February 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Mount Saint Vincent University Faculty Association. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Send applications compiled in a single .pdf file by mail or email to:
Dr. Alex Khasnabish
Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all
qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Department at Duke University | Application deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department typically offers a one-year residential postdoctoral fellowship on an annual theme. Currently, we are accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economies of Care for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Economies of Care for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies, a record of scholarship on the value of care labors, broadly speaking — dependent care, environmental care, sexual care, reproductive care, etc. — that are often performed in everything from uncommodified to hypercommodified forms. Scholarly specialization can be empirical, archival, textual, and/or theoretical. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach one undergraduate course, participate in a one-semester faculty-graduate seminar, and work with faculty developing a research group in this area. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2019 and be no more than five years past the PhD. In addition to your letter of application, please include a C.V., a brief statement of teaching interests, a 1000-word project proposal with 1-page bibliography, a writing sample (chapter- or article-length), and names and contact information for references.  Please submit application electronically by February 1, 2019  through  GSF program information is available at

Please submit application electronically by February 1, 2019.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
For questions, please contact Kim Carlisle @ or (919) 684-3770.

CfA Postdoc Positions | Recruitments opened for the H2020 project “MAGYC” Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (2018-2022).

* MAGYC Post Doctoral Researcher in Social Sciences with a specialisation on North Africa @ GIGA (Screening of applications will begin on 13 January 2019): 

* MAGYC Post Doctoral Researcher in International Relations with a specialisation on migration governance @ ULg (deadline: 25 January 2019):

* MAGYC Project Assistant @ ULg (deadline 31 January 2019): 

Lastly, please feel free to consult the project's social media platforms (e.g. Twitter (@MAGYC_H2020) and Facebook: and temporary web page ( The project website will be ready in February/March.

Best wishes,

Christiane Fröhlich

Dr. Christiane Fröhlich / Research Fellow

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 / 20354 Hamburg / Germany
Rothenbaumchaussee 32 / 20148 Hamburg / Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 42825-582

Hiring for Research Assistant
Conducting research and literature review on themes related to Internationalization in higher education for the development of a Strategic Internationalization Plan for Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
CLOSING DATE: January 18, 2019

Working with Associate Dean, Global and Community Engagement to support the development of a Strategic Internationalization Plan (SIP) for LA&PS, the RA will be responsible for the following tasks:
· Conduct research and literature review on themes related to Internationalization in higher education;
· Organize consultations with various stakeholder groups;
· Compile and collect data from consultation meetings with various stakeholder groups;
· Assist with various administrative tasks and supportive duties.

· Masters-level and/or PhD-level research in international education or related disciplines (sociology, education, development studies, equity studies, social work, public policy, administration and law)
· Knowledge in Internationalization theories and/or programs in higher education;
· Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology
· Excellent time management and organizational skills;
· Ability to work independently;
· Excellent writing skills; good oral communication skills;
· Prior administrative experience considered an asset.
· Salary to be discussed based on experience and qualifications
Please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to Narda Razack, Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement at

University of Windsor | Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology | Tenure-Track Position in Criminology
Position # 002123TT-2019-SOC
Application Deadline Date: January 15, 2019

The University of Windsor invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor in Criminology, commencing July 1, 2019. The area of specialization is open. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department is a dynamic leader in interdisciplinary social science research that offers integrated and innovative undergraduate degree options in sociology, criminology, family and social relations, and a minor in anthropology. In addition, we offer a Masters in Sociology, a Masters in Criminology and a PhD in Sociology. All department members are expected to contribute to the life of the department, university and wider community. For further information on the Department and the University of Windsor, please visit our website at:
Preference will be given to those having the following qualifications: a PhD in Criminology, Sociology or Anthropology or a closely related field by date of appointment or shortly thereafter; an active research agenda that contributes to Criminology broadly and an interdisciplinary social science Department; the ability to attract external research funding and maintain an active funded research agenda; a publication record in peer reviewed journals or other quality scholarly publications; evidence of excellence in teaching, a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate instruction; and an openness to interdisciplinarity. Preferred qualifications include the ability to teach statistics, or youth and crime, or penology.
Application Requirements
a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
a detailed and current curriculum vitae, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations if available, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
three (3) current letters of reference, forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 15, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Nicholas DeMaria Harney, Department Head, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, Phone: 519-253-3000, Ext. 2190;

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

Position Available at the Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Co-Chair DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2019

Volunteer position available: CRS Student Caucus Co-chair

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:

cc’ing: Aytak Dibavar:

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
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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.


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!