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Posted May
19 2016

Academic, Employment: Bissell-Heyd Associates Lecturer (Part-time, 60%)

University of Toronto, St. George campus
Munk School of Global Affairs
Centre for the Study of the United States and
American Studies Undergraduate Program
Job Posting for Bissell-Heyd Associates Lecturer – Part-time (60%)
Posting date: May 19, 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: June 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

The undergraduate program in American Studies is seeking one Bissell-Heyd Associates Lecturer (Part-time, 60%), for a one-year appointment (renewable each year for two subsequent years). This is a 12-month appointment, with duties that extend beyond teaching and continue for the full year.

Description
The Bissell-Heyd Associates Lecturer will teach four one-semester classes, including two core classes in American Studies, and two classes in their respective sub-field(s), for a total of 2.0 FCEs. Responsibilities also include aiding the Director of CSUS in curricular development; and aiding the Director of CSUS in the administration of awards and scholarship selections.

Salary
$48,720 per annum, plus benefits.
There will also be some funds available for conference travel and/or pedagogical research.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must already hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a cognate field.
  • The successful candidate must have a record of teaching and research related to American Studies.

Description of Duties

Reporting directly to the Program Director, Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • the design and teaching of two university half-credit courses, including preparation and delivery of course content;
  • teaching two additional core half-courses in American Studies (USA200H1F and USA300H1S);
  • development, administration, and marking of assignments, tests, and exams, calculation and submission of grades (including any grading or submission of grades not completed by April 30, 2017);
  • aiding the Director of CSUS in curricular development;
  • aiding the Director of CSUS in the administration of awards and scholarship selections;
  • holding regular office hours for four hours each week;
  • other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Program Director; over time, the balance of activities may be modified to reflect the academic needs of the University.

Application Process

All individuals interested in this position must submit a letter of application; a C.V.; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations); the name(s) of three or more qualified referees. Send all documents as a single package by email to:csus.director@utoronto.ca, with a cc to: csus@utoronto.ca.

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: June 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/csus/2016/05/19/job-posting-for-bissell-heyd-associates-lecturer-part-time-60/

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Posted May
10 2016

Academic, Employment: CSUS Employment Opportunities

Generally speaking, for Fall and/or Winter courses, the Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) expects to make hiring decisions June through September. Summer course hirings occur in March/April (note, however, that CSUS does not usually run summer courses). Some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time. Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

Unit 3 Posting:
1. USA 402H1F: Topics in American Studies — Disaster in America

Unit 1 Postings:
1. Course Instructor: USA310H1F: Approaches to American Studies — Life and Death in the American Health Care System
2. Teaching Assistant: USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies

American Studies – St. George – Posting
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer
USA 402H1F: Topics in American Studies — Disaster in America

Posting date: May 10, 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The program in American Studies is seeking one sessional lecturer for the fall 2016 to teach USA 402H1F: Topics in American Studies — Disaster in America.

Description: USA 402H1F: Topics in American Studies — Disaster in America
From the turn-of-the-century Galveston hurricane to the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl to Hurricane Sandy’s recent devastation of the Jersey Shore, America has been shaped by acts of God as much as by divine providence. In our own era of the Anthropocene, disaster is increasingly understood as a virtually continuous long emergency rather than as a discrete anomaly. Focusing on the nature of American catastrophe—both historical and ongoing—this class will engage with questions such as how cataclysm interrogates American exceptionalism and disaster relief policy’s vexed relationship with federalism. We will also consider the political economy of catastrophe, and explore just how natural ‘natural’ disasters really are. Pressing contemporary questions of precarious citizenship also be discussed as we examine how disaster complicates the category of ‘refugee’ by creating dispossessed migrants who are also already Americans. To aid this analytical work, we will draw on disaster’s deep cultural archive and listen to Charley Patton sing the Mississippi Delta flood blues, view the graffiti art Banksy painted on New Orleans levee walls and read The Wizard of Oz sequel that swallows up Dorothy Gale in a San Francisco earthquake.

Estimated Course Enrolment: The course has a projected enrolment cap of: 45.
Estimated TA Support: N/A
Schedule: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Sessional Dates: September 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Salary: The salary rate as of September 1, 2016 (including vacation pay) for a Sessional Lecturer I is $7,304.56; for Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term is $7,442.96; for Sessional Lecturer II is $7,765.90; for Sessional Lecturer III is $8,124.65.Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement prevail.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in history, English literature, political science, Aboriginal studies, anthropology, art history/visual culture studies, ethnic studies, geography, women and gender studies, religion, media studies, communication, music, sexuality studies or other similar areas with a focus on the interdisciplinary approach to United States history, politics, and culture. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the relevant subject area and be inter-disciplinary in approach. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and previous teaching experience are highly desirable. Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Description of Duties: Duties include the design of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration, and marking of assignments, tests, and exams, calculation and submission of grades (including any grading or submission of grades not completed by December 31, 2016); holding regular office hours for two hours each week.

Application Process: All individuals interested in this position must submit a letter of application; a C.V.; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations); the name(s) of one or more qualified referees, and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to: csus.director@utoronto.ca, with a cc to:csus@utoronto.caClosing Date: June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

American Studies – St. George – Posting
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Job Posting for Course Instructor
USA310H1F: Approaches to American Studies — Life and Death in the American Health Care System
Posting date: May 10, 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

 The American Studies undergraduate program is seeking one course instructor for the Fall 2016 semester, to teach USA310H1F: Approaches to American Studies — Life and Death in the American Health Care System.

Description: USA310H1F: Approaches to American Studies — Life and Death in the American Health Care System
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), American health care is entering a new phase. While millions of people will now be able to better access health care services, the ACA has brought to light issues of politics, religion, discrimination, and inequality in the US. And perhaps most importantly, these debates have shown how politically, economically, and financially, health care in America is in crisis. In this class, we will investigate the history and key issues of health care in the US. The topics we will cover are both obvious and less apparent, but all play important roles in how health and health care is defined, accessed, distributed, and funded. The topics each get at the various ways health and health care in America is full of political contestations rooted in complex histories. Through these various topics, we will ask: What is the geography of health and health care in the US? Why does the US, unlike every other Western nation, not have national health care? How did the massive for-profit health care industry develop? Why, in one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, do millions of people lack access to basic health care services? What does the health care system reveal about politics, government, and inequality in the US?

Description of Duties: Duties include the design of a university credit course, including preparation and delivery of course content; development, administration, and marking of assignments, tests, and exams, calculation and submission of grades (including any grading or submission of grades not completed by December 31, 2016); holding regular office hours for two hours each week.

Enrollment: The course has a projected enrollment cap of: 25
Estimate of TA Support: N/A
Timetable: Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 pm
Dates of appointment: September 1 to December 31, 2016
Salary: The salary rate for a course instructor is $7,257.84.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. candidate in Cinema Studies, History, English literature, Political Science, Aboriginal studies, Anthropology, Art history/Visual Culture studies, Ethnic studies, Geography, Women and Gender studies, Religion, Media studies, Communications, Music, Sexuality studies, or other similar areas with a focus on the interdisciplinary approach to United States history, politics, and culture. Applicants should be Ph.D. candidates in the relevant subject area and be interdisciplinary in approach. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and previous teaching experience, are both highly desirable. Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

Application Process: Applications should include: a letter of application; a c-v.; a draft syllabus; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations); the name(s) of one or more qualified referees. Please submit the applications electronically to:csus.director@utoronto.ca; with a cc to: csus@utoronto.caClosing date for receipt of applications: June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

American Studies – St. George – Posting
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Job Posting for Teaching Assistant
USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies
Posting date: May 10, 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: June 9, 2016, at 5:00 pm

The undergraduate program in American Studies is seeking one teaching assistant for USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies for the spring 2017 semester.

Description: USA300H1S: Theories and Methods in American Studies
This course, required for majors and minors, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. We will focus on how various scholars approach their objects of study (the methods part) as well as how scholars have interrogated the analytic categories that produce knowledge, such as “race,” “commodity,” “the past” (the theories part). In looking at sources, students will engage with a range of primary texts, including written, visual, aural, and material, and to develop useful methodologies in interpreting these primary texts. These methods will be drawn from several fields but all share a common commitment to close readings as an approach.

Description of Duties: Designing tutorials in consultation with the instructor; teaching tutorials; marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counselling of students for 2 hours/week.
Enrollment: The estimated course enrollment is 60 students.One Teaching Assistant will be hired; the appointment size, and number of hours, varies with the entitlement of the hired graduate student assistant. The position is tentative, pending final enrollment for the course.
Hours of work: approx. 170 hours in total (approx. 14 hours/week)
Number of tutorial sections and dates/times: maximum of 3; Tuesdays: 2:00-3:00 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm (additional section may be added if required).
Rate of Pay: $42.69 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Salary and qualifications are per the latest agreement with CUPE, local 3902; standards and policies regarding the agreement are available in the offices of the Centre for the Study of the United States and in CUPE, Local 3902 office.

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration, and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

To apply: applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), and the names of two referees. Please submit the applications electronically to: csus.director@utoronto.ca, with a cc to: csus@utoronto.ca. Closing Date:June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

These jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office. In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advance to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.

Deadline: June 9, 2016

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Posted April
19 2016

Grants & Awards: Graduate research grants in American Studies and/or the study of the United States

The Centre for the Study of the United States is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 competition for Graduate Research Grants:

ELIGIBILITY AND TERMS:

The Graduate Research Grant competition is open to University of Toronto graduate students who have matriculated into a Ph.D. program for support of research (including preliminary research) undertaken for the dissertation. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Two grants will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 CAD each. The awards are to be used primarily for research travel and/or for presentations at major academic conferences. Funds may not be used to pay for normal living expenses or computers. Recipients will be expected to present an aspect of their research in the CSUS Graduate Student Workshop in the 2016-2017 academic year. Awards will be announced within two weeks of the application deadline, and the grants will be available within three weeks thereafter.

 APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

1. Summary sheet stating the applicant’s name, address, phone, and e-mail; department; year entering department; proposed dissertation title; the name of faculty committee members (and their departments), if relevant; and proposed use of funds;
2. A one-page (single-spaced) summary of the research project, which also explains its relationship to either the interdisciplinary field of American Studies and/or to the study of the United States, whether interdisciplinary or not, if not self-evident;
3. A curriculum vita;
4. A detailed budget describing how the research funds would be spent.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

Emailed applications will be accepted as a single PDF file at: csus@utoronto.ca. Alternatively, you may send in your application by mail to: Prof. Peter Loewen, CSUS Director, Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School for Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

May 15, 2016, at 4:00 pm. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within three weeks.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Loewen at: csus.director@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: May 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

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Posted April
18 2016

Academic, Employment: Research Associate

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Munk School of Global Affairs

Specialty: Privacy Policy

Campus: St. George

Principal Investigator: Professor Ronald J. Deibert

Description: Research Associate for the “Telecom Transparency” and “Journalist Security” projects at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

The Research Associate will perform research in two projects with substantive inputs broken down as follows:

(1) Telecom Transparency. In this project the Research Associate will analyze the systems and policies surrounding data privacy, protection and transparency practices of major telecommunication and Internet companies. This project will include the development of research methods and software systems for empowering citizens to exercise their rights to data protection and access requests. It will also include comparative policy research and

(2) Journalist Security. In this project the Research Associate will analyze the information security practices and perceptions of journalists and media organizations. Duties will include developing research methodologies and protocols, interviewing research subjects, and analyzing qualitative data.

Across the two projects the Research Associate will author field reports, research reports and articles under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the Citizen Lab. The Research Associate will also provide mentorship to students and junior researchers involved in the projects, manage project timelines and milestones, and provide progress reports to the Director. As part of these projects the Research Associate will also represent the Citizen Lab at conferences, workshops and other engagements with stakeholders from academia, private sector, civil society and government as requested by the Director of the Citizen Lab. These duties may include international travel.

In addition to these projects the Research Associate may be asked to draft proposals for additional funding and help identify funding and research opportunities for the Citizen Lab. The Research Associate may also contribute to other projects as requested by the Director of the Citizen Lab.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a social science with experience conducting empirical research. The Research Associate will have experience in comparative political analyses particularly in privacy, information security, data protection policy. The Research Associate must have extensive knowledge of the Canadian regulatory environment for telecommunications and privacy. The Research Associate will have experience in making Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request to the Canadian government and knowledge of how similar systems work in other jurisdictions. The Research Associate will have experience conducting semi structure interviews and running mixed methods research projects. The Research Associate must have the ability to communicate and effectively collaborate with collaborators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds particularly those from technical areas (e.g., computer science and engineering). The Research Associate will have a demonstrated record of publication in privacy, Internet governance and comparative politics.

Employee Group: Research Associate

Appointment Type: Grant – Term

Term: 1 year, with possibility of renewal

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Start Date: May 1 2016

Schedule: Full time

Salary: $70,000

Job Posting: April 11 2016

Job Closing Date: April 25 2016

Please apply to:

Ronald Deibert

Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

r.deibert@utoronto.ca

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: April 26, 2016

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Posted February
12 2016

Academic: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a one-year IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Research should be pertinent to IMFG’s focus on the finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world. The fellowship will commence September 1, 2016, and offers $50,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months. Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada while pursuing their research and study, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their PhD in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at IMFG (i.e. September 2013 or later). Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than May 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The committee will notify applicants of their decision by July 2016. Application details can be found on IMFG’s website at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/fellowships/about-our-fellowships/post-doctoral-fellowship/

Deadline: May 2, 2016

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/fellowships/about-our-fellowships/post-doctoral-fellowship/

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Posted February
11 2016

Academic, Employment: Inside Justice Research Associate

Research Associate

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Munk School of Global Affairs

Specialty: Global Affairs

Campus: St. George

Principal Investigator: Ron Levi

Description: Research Associate for the “Inside Justice” project at the Global Justice Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

The Research Associate for “Inside Justice” will conduct action research on the operation of justice systems in foreign countries, generating original information and insights from interviews and observations, analyzing existing data about current practices, and building relationships with senior officials in a wide range of government agencies and non-government organizations. The Research Associate will write field memos and other reports based on this research under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Inside Justice. The Research Associate will be expected to independently propose research and manage relationships with counterparts in government and civil society organizations abroad. The Research Associate will travel with the Director to research sites and attend meetings abroad up to ten times per year, and also help plan and moderate meetings with a network of researchers and government officials. The Research Associate will help mentor a research fellow and other junior staff involved in the project. The Research Associate may be asked to draft proposals for additional funding.

Please note that international travel is a requirement of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in a social science or an advanced degree in law with experience conducting empirical research. The Research Associate will have experience in the analysis and graphic representation of quantitative information, with competence in at least two of the following statistical software packages – Excel, Stata, Microsoft Access, SPSS. The Research Associate will be an accomplished writer and able to communicate complex ideas in pedestrian prose in English and Spanish. The Research Associate will be fluent in both English and Spanish (written and spoken), and able to legally travel to Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.

Employee Group: Research Associates

Appointment Type: Grant – Term

Term: 1 year, with possibility of renewal

FTE: 67%

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2016

Schedule: Part-time

Salary: $75,000 per year (FTE) (pro-rated to $50,250)

Job Posting: February 10, 2016

Job Closing Date: February 22, 2016

Please apply with CV and cover letter summarizing experience and qualifications to: 

Carmen Cheung
Executive Director, Global Justice Lab
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

carmenk.cheung@utoronto.ca

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: February 22, 2016

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