Day: October 16, 2014
Dear Colleagues: The deadline for submissions of proposals for the 2015 CSSE conference is Wednesday, 5 November 2014. You can find further information at http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/.
The Call for Presenters has been extended to OCT 24th 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for the following:
* 2015 Indigenous Men’s Gathering, May 4 & 5, Victoria BC
* 2015 Indigenous Women’s Gathering, May 6 & 7, Victoria BC
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL POLICY
The University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy (PHSP) is committed to providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At this time, applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time Assistant Professor (tenure track) position commencing July 1, 2015 or as negotiated.
PHSP offers on-line degree programs in Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services (HCS). The MPH program includes three areas of focus: Indigenous People’s Health, Public Health Nursing, and Social Policy. The HCS program has four areas of focus: Ageing, Disability, Global Health and Indigenous People’s Health. Applicants with research and teaching interests in any of these areas are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of aging and/or global health. Quantitative research expertise (including biostatistics, intervention research, or outcomes/impact evaluation) is also considered an asset for this position.
The School values commitment to social justice, equity and diversity and so is looking for a candidate with demonstrated social justice action(s). The successful Candidate will possess a completed doctorate (PhD) in public or population health or an allied field and an active program of research.
Candidates for this position must be willing to teach across programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. They must clearly demonstrate expertise or potential to teach distance education in an online classroom environment and possess ability in research excellence, as well as an ability to contribute to administrative tasks of the School and the wider profession.
Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate students is an asset. The Candidate must be able to teach within the philosophy of the curriculum, be committed to strengthening his/her teaching, and have the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates will share the School’s commitment and sensitivity to respect for diversity among colleagues, staff, students, and members of the community. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include membership in School committees, participating in governance and decision making within the School. Good interpersonal skills, record of publication, research funding, conference participation and potential for leadership are a valued requirement. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research are available with other professional schools in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the wider University.
Deadline for applications is December 5, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on
December 8, 2014 and will continue review of applications until the position is filled. A letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references should be sent to: Dr. Michael Hayes Director, University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2. For further information on the School, please go to
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
PANEL DISCUSSION | RED SKIN, WHITE MASKS: REJECTING THE COLONIAL POLITICS OF RECOGNITION
Red Skin, White Masks is a work of critically engaged political theory that challenges the now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation. In light of this colonial impasse, Coulthard sets out to explore a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to the symbolic and structural violence that continues to dispossess our nations of lands, political authority, and lives.
This book is a profound critique of contemporary colonialism, a clear vision of Indigenous resurgence, and a serious contribution to the literature of freedom.” Professor Taiaiake Alfred, from the “Forward.”
Glen Coulthard is an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of contemporary political theory, indigenous thought and politics, and radical social and political thought. He is Yellowknives Dene.
Rita Kaur Dhamoon is an Assistant Professor in Political Science, at the
University of Victoria, the territory of the Lekwungen peoples, Canada. Her
research interests broadly focus on the politics of difference, including
multiculturalism and nation-building, securitization and race, settler
colonialism, gender and feminist politics, intersectionality, critical race
and anti-colonial politics, relations between people of colour and
Indigenous peoples, and Sikhs and the problem with inclusion. Among other
publications, she is author of Identity/Difference Politics (2009),
“Considerations on Mainstreaming Intersectionality” (Political Research
Quarterly, 2011), and “Feminisms” (in Oxford Handbook on Gender &
Politics, 2013). Her work is rooted in anti-racist feminist action.
Sarah Hunt (PhD) is a writer, educator and activist currently based in
Lkwungen Territories (Victoria, BC) and is of Kwagiulth (Kwakwaka’wakw),
Ukrainian and English ancestry. She has more than 15 years’ experience
doing community-based work on issues of justice, education and cultural
revitalization in rural and urban Indigenous communities across BC. Most
recently, Sarah’s research investigated the relationship between law and
violence in ongoing neocolonial relations in BC, asking how violence gains
visibility through Indigenous and Canadian socio-legal discourse and
action. Her research is particularly concerned with revitalizing Indigenous
law and Indigenous territorial relations through local level anti-violence
initiatives. Sarah is adjunct faculty at Vancouver Island University and
Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) of the
Association of American Geographers.
Jarrett Martineau is a Cree/Dene digital media producer, hip hop artist,
and academic from Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta. He is a PhD candidate
in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. Jarrett has worked
at the intersection of art, media, and activism for many years, and his
research examines the role of art and creativity in advancing Indigenous
nationhood and decolonization. He is the co-founder and Creative Producer
of Revolutions Per Minute (RPM.fm), a new music platform to promote
Indigenous music culture; an organizer with the Indigenous Nationhood
Movement; and a founding director of the New Forms Festival, an annual
festival focusing on contemporary art, culture, and electronic music held
Matt Hern’s articles and books have been published on all six continents and
translated into ten languages. He teaches at a variety of universities,
lectures globally, and continues to organize in East Vancouver, Coast
Salish Territories where he lives with his partner, daughters, cats and
Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He is most recently the author of Badger, part of the Animal Series from Reaktion Books (UK), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (2014). His current works include the literary manifesto, Why Indigenous Literature Matters (forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and a study of other-than-human kinship in Indigenous literary expression.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Critical Disability beginning Fall 2015. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is (re)presented, inhabited, and regulated. For the position in Race and Critical Disability, we seek scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, and disability. We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses any or multiple of the following areas: 1) institutionalized forms of violence in relation to both racialized and disabled bodies; 2) disability justice movements and their engagement of race; 3) social construction(s) of raced/disabled bodies; 4) race, disability, and citizenship; 5) social causes of differential distribution of disability across populations in the US;6) race, disability, and embodiment; and 7) intersections of critical race, queer, and crip theories. We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects that focus on the body in or outside the U.S. context. Departmental home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and/or one of the interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development. Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered as will candidates whose work attempts to (re)imagine a sociology of disability. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Complete applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, earlier application submissions are encouraged. Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of 3 references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46358 Application should include: 1) a cover letter that should address research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample. The final authorization for this position is subject to availability of state funding.
Questions about the position can be directed to either Prof. Rod Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Cynthia Blair email@example.com, co-chairs of the search committee.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Social Work/Ethnic Studies Joint Faculty Position
The University of Utah Ethnic Studies Program and the College of Social Work invite applications for a fulltime (ongoing 9-month contract) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Ethnic Studies Program and the College of Social Work. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program with current faculty drawn from fields and disciplines in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education. Ethnic Studies focuses on critical examinations of primarily U.S. social categories such as indigineity, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation and engages in empirical and theoretical research, student-centered teaching, and creative collaborations that promote social justice and challenge existing knowledge paradigms. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to explore these issues with comparative, relational, and/or interdisciplinary frameworks. As the only program to award the BS/BA in Ethnic Studies in the State of Utah, the successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic team of talented scholars.
The College of Social Work was established in 1937 and is the only public institution in the Intermountain West that offers all three degrees in social work—BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. Within the College, the International Program offers opportunities for faculty exchange, student learning experiences, and collaborative research, as well as a certificate in International Social Work. The Social Research Institute within the College helps faculty secure extramural funding and offers research consultation. The Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging are housed in the College’s new Goodwill Humanitarian Building which features two clinical training suites and a technology-enhanced wireless classroom that expands the College’s distance education capability.
We invite applications from candidates advanced in doctoral studies or with an earned PhD, with a strong preference given those with a Masters in Social Work who focus their work on Pacific Islander Studies and/or American Indian Studies. The candidate must possess demonstrated success as a scholar with strong methodological skills and be an exceptional teacher and advisor. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in the Diversity Scholars first-year retention program which involves community-engaged learning.
As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. The area has received international recognition for its new light rail system, downtown renewal and library system, increasing diversity, and easy access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) a letter describing the position for which you are applying and your teaching and research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly work, (4) the names of three recommendation providers, and (5) copies of teaching evaluations online at: .
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.
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