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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.

American Studies – St. George – Posting
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Job Posting for Sessional Lecturer
USA401H1S: Topics in American Studies:
From the Melting Pot to Multiculturalism: A History of American Diversity

Posting date: June 30, 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm 

The program in American Studies is seeking one sessional lecturer for the spring 2017 term to teach USA401H1S: Topics in American Studies — From the Melting Pot to Multiculturalism:  A History of American Diversity.

Description:
USA401H1S: Topics in American Studies: From the Melting Pot to Multiculturalism: A History of American Diversity

This course will examine racial, religious, and ethnic diversity in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day. Though beginning in the 18th century, the course will focus on period following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Students will explore different ideas about the integration of former slaves, assimilation of immigrants, and religious accommodation to modern society. The course will pay close attention to how demographic changes affected politics, gender norms, educational priorities, and economic activity. Racism and nativism will be contrasted with theories of melting pot, cultural pluralism, multiculturalism, and cosmopolitanism. The American case will also be contrasted with comparably diverse nations like Canada, Australia, the UK, and France.

Estimated Course Enrolment: The course has a projected enrolment cap of: 45.

Estimated TA Support: N/A

Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00 pm

Sessional Dates: January 1, 2017 to May 5, 2017

Salary:

The salary rate as of January 1, 2017 (including vacation pay) for a Sessional Lecturer I is $7,359.07; for Sessional Lecturer I – Long Term is $7,498.50; for Sessional Lecturer II is $7,823.85; for Sessional Lecturer III is $8,185.35

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 May 5, 2017); 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 athttp://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:  csus.director@utoronto.ca, with a cc to: csus@utoronto.ca.

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.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

University of Toronto, St. George campus
Munk School of Global Affairs
Centre for the Study of the United States and American Studies Undergraduate Program
Call for applicants – Bissell-Heyd Associates Research Fellows – Centre for the Study of the United States 

Thanks to the generosity of the Bissell-Heyd Associates of the University of Toronto, the Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs seeks to appoint two Research Fellows for the period of August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017. Research Fellowships are renewable up to two times.

Research Fellows are limited to existing Assistant and Associate Professors within the University of Toronto.

Their research interests should be related to the study of the United States, broadly conceived. Research Fellows will be asked to coordinate a public research event or series of events with the assistance of the Centre’s Director. These events will be the initiative of the Fellow and will reflect their own interests. Centre resources will be available both to hold such events and to aid in procuring outside resources.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000. This can be put towards course release, conditional upon approval of the Chair in their host department.

Interested faculty members should submit a current CV and a one page single-spaced description of the current research interests they wish to pursue within CSUS to the Director of CSUS, by June 30, 2016. Enquiries should also be sent to the Director at:csus.director@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

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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