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MacEwan University in Edmonton seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:27 -- manager

MacEwan University in Edmonton seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach introductory sociology, criminology and social statistics. See the attachment for more information about the position and how to apply. 


Sat, 2017-09-30 14:39 -- manager
The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto, on the territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. One area of specialization is Critical Theories (e.g., critical race, post-colonial, feminist, etc.) while the other area of specialization is open, though preference will be given to applicants whose focus is international perspectives on crime and justice. Successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology and Canadian Criminal Justice as well as other courses that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program and our newly developed graduate (MA) program in Criminology and Social Justice.  For more information, please see:


Tenure Track Corrections Specialist Department of Criminal Justice-University of Winnipeg

Wed, 2017-09-27 21:16 -- manager

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1st, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

The preferred applicant will have a completed PhD and a demonstrated research agenda in penality and corrections. Highly qualified candidates with research specialties in other core areas of criminal justice may also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department is a small unit of eight full time faculty with disciplinary training in criminology, geography, urban studies, psychology, law, and sociology who are committed to a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminal justice. We are interested in fostering both critical and applied scholarship.

The Department services over 600 majors, is active in research and places a strong emphasis on teaching. The Department seeks candidates with a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. A commitment to collegiality and self-governance is also important. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Criminal Justice, as well as specialized courses in their area of expertise within the existing undergraduate program and in the new MA program in Criminal Justice beginning in 2018.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary liberal arts institutions. The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence in areas such as justice education, Aboriginal education, environmental studies & sustainability, and theatre & the arts. The University of Winnipeg is committed to improving access to post-secondary education, and has created an innovative Opportunity Fund to assist students who are under-represented to attend the University of Winnipeg. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae; teaching dossier; research agenda; a sample publication or writing sample, official transcripts of all graduate level work, and three letters of reference.

Applications, citing this posting, should be sent to: Dr. Steven Kohm Chair, Department of Criminal Justice The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2B 2E9 Canada Closing date for receipt of applications is November 8, 2017, or until such time as the position is filled

Réunion annuel de l'ACDS-LE DROIT À LA CROISÉE DES CHEMINS-Toronto

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:07 -- manager

Pendant des milliers d’années, l’endroit où se situe la ville de Toronto a été un carrefour où de nombreux peuples se sont rencontrés et ont eu des échanges fructueux. Selon certains détenteurs de connaissances autochtones, le mot « Toronto » provient du terme de Wendat pour un déversoir de pêche construit de bâtons debout dans l'eau. La pêche au lac et à la rivière a été une activité importante pour les nombreux peuples autochtones de la région, y compris Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga et Chippewa. Les cadres de connaissances autochtones et les lois des peuples de cette région favorisent une compréhension multicouche d’un élément tel qu’un déversoir de pêche en termes de sens naturel, sacré, pratique et social.

 La région continue à accueillir de nombreux peuples autochtones de partout au Canada et au-delà, mais Toronto a également été façonné par les flux d'immigration de nombreuses régions du monde, la moitié environ de ses résidents actuels étant nés à l'extérieur du Canada.


L'Association droit et société et l'Association canadienne droit et société espèrent que notre réunion conjointe à Toronto sera créative et fructueuse, conformément à l'utilisation traditionnelle de cette terre comme lieu de rassemblement et que les visiteurs de la région auront l'occasion de faire de nouvelles connexions non seulement les unes avec les autres, mais aussi avec diverses communautés locales.


La date limite d'envoyer des documents et des groupes spéciaux est le 18 octobre 2017. Les soumissions doivent être faites dans le cadre du système de soumission du LSA, à


CLSA Annual Meeting-Law at the Crossroads-Toronto

Wed, 2017-09-27 14:04 -- manager

For thousands of years the place where the City of Toronto is located has been a crossroads where many peoples have met and had fruitful exchanges. According to some Indigenous knowledge keepers, the word “Toronto” comes from the Wendat term for a fishing weir constructed of sticks standing in the water. Lake and river fishing has been an important activity for the area’s many Indigenous peoples, including Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Chippewa. The Indigenous knowledge frameworks and laws of the peoples of this area encourage a multilayered understanding of an item such as a fishing weir in terms of its natural, sacred, practical and social meanings.


The area continues to be home to many Indigenous people from all over Canada and beyond, but Toronto has also been shaped by immigration flows from many parts of the world, with about half of its current residents being born outside of Canada.

The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association hope that our joint meeting in Toronto will be creative and fruitful, in keeping with the traditional use of this land as a gathering place, and that visitors to the area will take the opportunity to make new connections not only with one another but also with diverse local communities.


The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2017. Submissions must be done through the LSA’s submission system, at 

Job posting Criminology Faculty Université de Montréal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:53 -- manager
The École de criminologie at the Université de Montréal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of criminal and/or social justice (for instance, community intervention practices, penal policies, environmental Criminology). Please see the attachment. 

Poste en justice sociale et pénale Université de Montreal

Wed, 2017-09-27 13:51 -- manager

L’École de criminologie à l’Université de Montréal sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint dans le domaine de la justice pénale ou sociale (notamment, les pratiques d’intervention communautaire, les politiques pénales, la criminologie environnementale). Veuillez consulter le fichier ci-joint.

University of New Brunswick's third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Sat, 2017-09-23 14:13 -- manager

The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is proud to announce that registration is now open for the University of New Brunswick's third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, to be held this year onOctober 23 and 24, 2017 on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. 

To register and for further details, go to

On this, the 150th anniversary of the passage of the British North America Act, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will hold the University of New Brunswick’s 3rd annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days. Events will include a keynote talk by Senator Daniel Christmas, an active leader in the Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton and the Mi'kmaw Nation of Nova Scotia, a re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of 1725, the first Peace and Friendship Treaty between the Wabanaki Nations and the British Crown, and a colloquium, which will address topics related to the role of Indigenous political traditions and treaty-making, especially among the Wabanaki nations, in providing the inspiration and foundation for the creation and evolution of the Confederation of the British North American colonies from 1867 to today.

The 150th anniversary of the legal creation of the political community we know as Canada is certainly worthy of celebration, but Canadian Confederation is neither merely 150 years old nor is it solely the creation of white colonists. The roots of Confederation rest in the nourishing soil of Indigenous political traditions of confederacies, including the Wabanaki Confederacy, and were fed by the tradition of treaty-making between Indigenous nations and the British Crown. The Peace and Friendship Treaties between the British Crown and the nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy were among the earliest of these treaties. As well, despite the efforts of federal governments since Confederation to make Indigenous peoples invisible in Canada’s political community through assimilationist policies, the resilience of Indigenous peoples has meant that Indigenous political traditions continue to influence the evolution of the Canadian political community today.

We welcome you to participate in this year's UNB Peace and Friendship Treaty Days. Remember, to register and for further information, go to


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

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.