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Research Chair in the social impact of cannabis/marijuana use at St. Thomas University

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:37 -- manager

St. Thomas University invites applications for its newly established Health Research Chair in the Social Impact of Cannabis/Marijuana Use. This tenure-track/tenured appointment (at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will begin no later than July 1st 2018.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900 students. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees.

This tenure-track/tenured position will be housed in either the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice or the Department of Sociology. The first five years of this position will be funded through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation’s (NBHRF) Research Chair program. During this period, the successful candidate will benefit from a substantially reduced teaching load and have access to a generous fund to support their program of research.

The successful candidate for the Research Chair will have: a Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology, or a related discipline, with research interests related to the social impact of cannabis use; a strong research track-record; and a strong record of, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching.

Completed applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research portfolio including a (maximum 1000-word) research plan for the 5-year duration of the chair, and a teaching dossier. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic & Research), St. Thomas University, 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3. Electronic applications may be sent to vpacademic@stu.ca.

Closing Date:  November 1, 2017 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

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

Midwinter meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association - January 2018

Wed, 2017-09-13 16:40 -- manager

The midwinter board meeting of the Canadian Law and Society Association is planned for the morning of Jnauary 28, 2018. It will follow the "Technologies of Justice" Conference organized by the faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology the dedaline for proposals is Friday, October 6th, 2017. The call for papers is here. 

Réunion d'hiver de l'Association canadienne droit et société — janvier 2018

Wed, 2017-09-13 16:28 -- manager
La réunion du Conseil de l'ACDS est prévue pour l’avant-midi du dimanche 28 janvier 2018. Il se tiendra conjointement avec le colloque « Technologies de la justice  » organisée par la Faculté des sciences sociales et humaines de l’Institut universitaire de technologie de l’Ontario. La date limite de soumission est le vendredi 6 octobre 2017.
L’appel à communications se trouve ici.

Appel à communications: Technologies de la justice

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:30 -- manager

 

Appel à communications                                                                                                    

Technologies de la justice                                                                                                          

Faculté des sciences sociales et humaines                                                                                           

Institut universitaire de technologie de l’Ontario                                                                          

Oshawa, Ontario                                                                                                         

26 au 28 janvier 2018

Nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de communications et de panels (100 à 150 mots) qui abordent le thème des technologies de la justice à partir d'une gamme de points de vue théoriques et méthodologiques. Nous accueillons des réflexions portant sur la façon dont la loi s'attaque aux changements technologiques, ainsi sur la loi elle-même en tant que technologie de (l’in)justice. Ainsi, le colloque offrira des occasions d'explorer ce que cela signifie que de « faire » justice et d'aborder les innovations et les défis dans la manière dont la justice est menée. Le colloque aura lieu les vendredi 26 et samedi 27 janvier au centre-ville d'Oshawa, et la réunion annuelle de mi-hiver de l'Association canadienne droit et société est prévue pour l’avant-midi du dimanche 28 janvier.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre proposition de communication ou de panel de 100 à 150 mots (ainsi qu’une biographie de 100 à 150 mots) à technologyofjustice@uoit.ca.

La date limite de soumission est le vendredi 6 octobre 2017.

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: Technologies of Justice

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:27 -- manager

Call for Paper and Panel Proposals Technologies of Justice                                                                                                       

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities                                                                                

University of Ontario Institute of Technology                                                                            

Oshawa Ontario January 26-28 2018

We invite proposals (100-150 words) for papers and panels that engage the theme of Technologies of Justice from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We welcome studies of how law is coming to grips with technological change; moreover, we encourage scholarly work concerned with law itself as technology of (in)justice. Thus, the conference offers opportunities to explore what it means to do justice and to addresses innovations and challenges in the way justice is done. The symposium will take place Friday January 26th and Saturday 27th in downtown Oshawa, and the annual mid-winter meeting of the Canadian Law & Society Association is scheduled for the morning of Sunday January 28th.

Please email 100-150 word paper abstracts and panel proposals (along with 100-150 word bios of presenters) to technologiesofjustice@uoit.ca

Deadline for submission is Friday October 6th 2017.                                                                                      

Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:37 -- manager
 
All are invited to the "Brazil-Japan Litigation and Society Seminar,” a result of the partnership between the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the University of Shinshu. The event will occur on 08-09 January 2018, at the Matsumoto campus, Japan.The program and call for papers are attached. Abstracts are due Sept. 15th.

Tenure stream Assistant Professor position at Centre for Criminology/Sociolegal Studies-U of T

Thu, 2017-07-27 16:57 -- manager

Tenure stream Assistant Professor position at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1st 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a Canadian or international context, and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred.

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

For more information, please visit
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701230

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Tenure stream Associate Professor position at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the area of Criminology or Sociolegal Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will commence on July 1st 2018.

Research and teaching expertise in the area of criminal justice, either in a Canadian or international context, and expertise in quantitative research methods are preferred.

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

For more information, please visit
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701232

CRDS Law and Society Conference: Constraints and the Law

Sun, 2017-06-18 18:34 -- manager

This is a general call for papers for the first ever graduate conference hosted by the Law and Society research group (CRDS) at UQÀM.

Location: Université de Québec À Montréal (Department of Legal Studies)

Date: November 23rd and 24th, 2017

Deadline for submissions: July 31st, 2017

The Collectif de Recherche en Droit et Société (CRDS) invites graduate students and other scholars, from various disciplines, to participate in a conference bringing together scholars and researchers with a particular interest in socio-legal studies, the sharing of inter-disciplinary research, legal pluralism, the exchange of ideas, methods, opportunities and criticism, to submit their proposals related to one or more of the themes discussed below.

Themes:

Historically speaking, the legal order was imposed on individuals and society in the attempt to legitimize or regulate certain norms of behaviour. Thus, the role and capacity of legal constraints were shaped and evolved as a function of societal transformation and social changes. Hence, in proposing the theme “Constraints and the Law”, we encourage contributors to, not only reflect on the different manifestations and evolution of constraints, but also on the impact, positive and negative, they have on the law. 

We propose that potential participants appreciate the different dimensions of constraint, for example the physical constraints inherent in the human body and the imposition of self-constraints, the power of sanctions imposed by one agent to constrain the agency of another, or the structural constraints, that limit, regulate, and, determine the actions of individuals and groups.           

 The CRDS invites potential participants to broach one (or more) of the following topics in their proposals:

➔      In what way do constraints manifest themselves in your research subject?

➔      What is the role played by constraints in the law? Are they generally a limitation or an enabler for individuals and groups?

➔      What are some examples of legal constraints? What are the ways in which people are forced to innovate, create or resist on account of legal constraints?  

➔      In what way do legal constraints -institutional, social, economic, epistemological, etc.- influence our choices as socio-legal scholars?

Format and Submissions

Please send a brief abstracts (in either English or French) and a description of your paper/research proposal (up to 250 words) to David DesBaillets (English) or Valériane Thool (French) at crds.uqam@gmail.com  no later than July the 31st, 2017.

We are especially interested in graduate students, academic researchers, and socio-legal scholars.

In addition, we ask that you include your name, affiliation, as well as contact details and 5 key -words that describe the nature of your research. Please also indicate your comfort level in French and English in order to help us better organize the panels (participants are not required to be bilingual). All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Presentations will be moderated and panels will be organized according to topics raised by the participants work. Please indicate if you would like to co-present your research project with another participant. Please indicate their name, contact information, affiliation, etc.

Selected panelists will be asked to submit a copy of their paper by November 5th in order for their work to be circulated among the other participants before the conference. This will give all a chance to provide feedback on the paper under discussion and the panelists the chance to improve their research.      

All papers will be reviewed and considered for publication in an anthology curated by the CRDS Organizing Committee.

We hope to see you all in Montreal next November.

 

The CRDS Organizing Committee

 

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