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Posted March
2 2017

Employment: Communications Professional

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is hiring a Communications professional to support strategic communications and public engagement for the lab.

The Citizen Lab conducts research on information security that bears on international human rights law and policy. Our research is high-profile, technically rigorous, and regularly generates significant impact on public policy and advocacy.

Our reports are regularly covered in the media and receive front page coverage in prominent news media like the New York Times and Washington Post at least once a year (on average) since 2007.

The Citizen Lab is seeking a Communications professional to develop, oversee, and implement our strategic communications and public engagements. The Communications professional will work with Citizen Lab leadership to maximize research communications opportunities, develop innovative public engagement products, and manage media relations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development, execution, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies for public relations purposes for the Citizen Lab.
  • Develop and recommend external communications, managing effective communication with the media and public.
  • Lead social media campaigns and public engagement projects to maximize research communications and impact of the Citizen Lab.
  • Write press releases, handle media calls, distribute media calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Train staff on media relations and prepare them for media appearances.
  • Develop crisis communication plans as necessary.
  • Format and publish Citizen Lab reports, blog posts, and other content on Citizen Lab website and social media accounts.
  • Maintain style guide and provide direction in the interpretation of the style guide in websites, publications and other applications.
  • Maintain media section on Citizen Lab website including press kits, media FAQs, etc.
  • Maintain Citizen Lab monthly newsletter and other public engagement products.
  • Maintain statistics related to media hits and website analytics and prepare regular reports.

Supervisor: The Communications professional will report directly to the Director of the Citizen Lab.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Superior spoken and written English communications skills. Fluency in other languages is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing strategic communications, public relations, and leading creative communications projects preferably in non-profit, think tank, or academic research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing crisis communications strategies.
  • Skilled at developing key messaging and talking points; experience articulating positioning/messaging within context of web content.
  • Demonstrated ability to train others in media relations including adversarial interview situations.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing content management systems in a multi-contributor environment, using dynamic database-driven websites and applications, and social media.
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
  • Advanced knowledge of web marketing including website analytics and optimization methods and technologies.
  • A demonstrated understanding of best practices in information architecture, navigation, user interface, usability, accessibility standards and testing.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to juggle multiple conflicting priorities; demonstrated skill in managing priorities with limited resources and strong project management skills.

Desirable Skills and attributes:

We are interested in applicants with a strong sense of professional discretion and interest in technology policy and human rights. Previous experience in communicating complex technology and human rights policy issues to variety of stakeholders is an asset.

Note:

  • Candidate must be based in Toronto or be willing to relocate.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Position Status: Casual contract up to 6 months. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Contact: Interested applicants should send an email with cover letter and resume to jobs@citizenlab.ca with subject line “Communications Application”. We sincerely thank all applications for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

https://citizenlab.org/2017/02/job-posting-communications-officer/

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Posted September
21 2016

Academic, Employment: Sessional Lecturer

EUR498H1S Special Topics in European Studies

Course Description:

This is a fourth year capstone seminar for students with a major or minor in European Studies only. The course looks at issues of central significance to Europe and the European Union in that academic year. These issues might include immigration, integration, migration, fiscal/monetary union, common foreign and security policies, peacekeeping/peacebuilding and EU enlargement/deepening.

The precise issues for the course will be determined in consultation with the Director of CERES and the Coordinator of the European Studies Undergraduate Program.

Estimated course enrollment: 25
Estimated TA Support: N/A
Class Schedule: Fridays 10 – 12 (spring term)
Dates of the Appointment: 1 January – 30 April 2017

Salary: SLI $7,359.07; SLI Long Term $7,498.50; SLII $7,823.85; SLIII $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 shall prevail.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must have at least 5 years’ experience teaching in a Canadian University and a PhD in Political Science or History.

Brief Description of Duties: planning and setting goals of the course, preparing lectures, teaching in class, designing and administering tests as appropriate, reading and grading course papers, providing students with adequate feedback.

Application is due on October 14, 2016. All individuals interested in this position must submit a Curriculum Vitae and the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, available at http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm to:

Dr. Olga Kesarchuk
Business Officer, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
olga.kesarchuk@utoronto.ca

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.
Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 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.

Deadline: October 14, 2016

http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/resources/forms.htm

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Posted September
15 2016

Employment: System Administrator

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is hiring a system administrator.

The Citizen Lab is based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. We conduct original research on information security that bears on international human rights law and policy. Our research is high-profile, technically rigorous, and regularly generates significant impact on public policy and advocacy.

Key responsibilities: Primary network administrator for the Citizen Lab; managing and overseeing of the use of all information technology in the Citizen Lab; design Linux network infrastructure design; develop, maintain, and monitor network security policies, ensure all workstations and related components are kept operationally effective and secure, oversees administration and security of on site and off site servers, administers and maintains security for websites and web servers, provides training in computer security tools and practices to staff, collaborates on IT purchases by providing recommendations, cost estimates and tracking expenses. There are also opportunities to directly contribute to ongoing research projects on information security.

Supervisor: The System Administrator will report directly to the Director of the Citizen Lab.

Required Skills and Experience: Administration of Linux systems and Windows systems; experience with python and Django; firewall administration and troubleshooting such as Cisco ASM, iptables, pfilter, or similar; automation and staging software (e.g, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.); virtualized environments (e.g, VMWare vCentre, Xen, or VirtualBox); SSH and its advanced use cases such as reverse SSH tunneling, key agent troubleshooting, X Forwarding, and security considerations; demonstrated network security experience; effective interpersonal skills to develop good working relationship among staff, clients, and peers; ability to train staff members in best security practices (e.g., encrypted communications, secure file storage, etc.)

Desirable Skills: General experience supporting analysts workflows; familiarity with malware analysis environments.

Desirable Attributes: We are interested in applicants with a strong sense of professional discretion and interest in civil society issues.

Note: Candidate must be based in Toronto or be willing to relocate

Contact: Interested applicants should send an email with cover letter and resume to info@citizenlab.org with subject line “Sys Admin Application”

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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
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
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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