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Tenure-Track Positions in Education at Queen’s University. Due: Sept 1, 2016

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Tenure-Track Positions in Education

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for two Tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in 1) Exceptional Learners and 2) At-risk Learners/Student Success, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment, and demonstrate knowledge of teacher education and familiarity with the context of schooling and schooling systems in Canada. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  These positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

1) Exceptional Learners
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on practice and research in learning exceptionalities, including 1) knowledge and experience with school-based special education services and classroom-based adaptations that support a range of inclusionary approaches; 2) knowledge of the cognitive and/or neuropsychological underpinnings for a wide range of exceptional populations; 3) understanding of identification and diagnostic criteria, connecting assessment practices to individual and group adaptations, and selecting/implementing evidence-based supports for students with exceptionalities.

2) At-risk Learners/Student Success
The successful candidate must have an academic profile centred on practice and research in at-risk learners as viewed through a variety of factors, including but not limited to, socio-economic status, culture, race, gender, age, developmental characteristics (e.g., prenatal experiences through to early adulthood), environmental factors (e.g., substance use/abuse), psychological factors (e.g., mental health), and sociological/political perspectives that embrace principles of equity and equality. The candidate must have a theoretical and empirical understanding of risk factors, protective factors, and resiliency.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph)
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • one sample of recent scholarly work; and,
  • the names of three references.

These materials must be received by the Office of the Dean on or before September 1, 2016.  Applications should be sent via email in one PDF file and addressed to:

Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler
Queen’s University, Faculty of Education
c/o erin.wicklam@queensu.ca

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Erin Wicklam in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, at erin.wicklam@queensu.ca or 613-533-3029.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Indigenous food trading, sharing and discussions, at Enowkin, Penticton. July 13 & 14, 2016

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1. July 13 – Following the leadership of the BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), the proposed Gathering of Indigenous Food Trading and Sharing (GIFTS) is being planned on July 13, 2016. GIFTS will provide the time and space for Indigenous harvesters to trade and share Indigenous foods and knowledge generated in inter-tribal trade relationships. The gathering is a traditional camp style gathering with free camping and all meals provided. We welcome contributions of Indigenous foods to contribute to the feasts.

Building on the conversational learning and ancient traditional trade practices and protocols, the WGIFS will realize more fully how the social and cultural values encoded within traditional trading and giving economies can inform the development of mutual aid networks. The intention is to increase the number of trading relationships in traditional trade networks, and apply an innovative approach to 1). addressing one or more of the social determinants of health, and 2). advocating for conservation of Indigenous bio-cultural heritage in the land and food system research, action and policy proposals.
2. July 14 – We are excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Strategic Meeting of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, BC, home of our very first Indigenous food sovereignty conference that took place in August of 2006. The WGIFS would like to thank the Syilx Nation and En’owkin Centre for their generous hospitality, as well as our financial sponsor the First Nations Health Authority.
The 10th annual WGIFS Strategic meeting is being planned on the day following GIFTS (July 14), and will provide the time and space to network and introduce the innovative concepts and vision of the project, and increase awareness and sensitivity to the diverse socio-political realities and cultures that are affirmed in Indigenous relationships to food, land, and inter-tribal trading and giving economies.
3. July 15, 16 & 17 – The 10th annual WGIFS meeting and GIFTS will lead into the 18th Annual BC Food Systems Network Gathering being planned for July 15, 16, & 17 at the same venue. Following the theme of Reconciling Cultures:Reconnecting Foodscapes, the BCFSN Gathering will provide the time and space for WGIFS members and Indigenous participants to reconcile Indigenous food systems with sustainable agri-food system issues, concerns, situations and strategies.
The cross cultural conversations will increase community resiliency by flexing our ability to overcome cross cultural learning tension and identify potential that exists within the gaps of knowledge where Indigenous food system meets the rapidly expanding movement of sustainable agriculture.
To RSVP reply to this message ASAP or visit our facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/507787819405373/
To learn more about Indigenous food sovereignty visit our website: http://indigenousfoodsystems.org/
To register for the BC Food Systems Network Gathering go online to website address: http://bcfsn.org/annual-gathering/

Dawn Morrison,

BC Food Systems Network

Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

C/O 555 East 55th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C, V5X 1N6
Mobile: 778.879.5106
Email: dmo6842@gmail.com
Website: www.indigenousfoodsystems.org

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Assistant Professor Positions in Sociology at UBC. Due: Sept 15, 2016

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Sociological Theory (Assistant Professor)

28 Jun, 2016

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2017 (subject to final budgetary approval).  Our ideal candidate will have a strong background and expertise in sociological theory and a demonstrated ability to teach sociological theory at the graduate or undergraduate level.  For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca/.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching.  Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications.  Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2016 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), job id: 23819.  Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above.  Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

Sociology of Family (Assistant Professor)

28 Jun, 2016

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2017 (subject to final budgetary approval).  The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of families in all their diverse forms. For information about the Department, visit: soci.ubc.ca.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent research and teaching.  Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications.  Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2016 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/), job id: 23818.  Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above.  Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution that ranks among the top thirty universities in the world. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

 

Harvard Law’s Indigenous Rights Conference Agenda

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Download agenda here.  Conference is in Massachusetts on October 13-14, 2016.

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Call for Papers: American Indian Law Review

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The American Indian Law Review (AILR) welcomes articles by legal scholars and practitioners in the areas of law relating to Native Americans and indigenous peoples. The American Indian Law Review serves as a nationwide scholarly forum for analysis of developments in legal issues pertaining to Native Americans and indigenous peoples worldwide, and is one of the most cited legal publications in the nation.

Adhering to the traditional law review format, the Review offers in-depth articles by legal scholars, attorneys and other expert observers. The American Indian Law Review is committed to advancing the quality of published scholarship relating to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Toward this goal, the Review considers article submissions through an independent, double-blind peer-review process. Publication decisions are based upon objective recommendations from reviewers as well as the student board of editors.

Electronic submissions may be sent in one of two ways: (1) via ExpressO, an electronic…

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White Earth Descendant Selected for Minnesota Supreme Court

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Congratulations Judge Anne McKeig

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From the article:

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state’s highest court its first American Indian jurist, as well as the first female majority since 1991.

McKeig, 49, a descendant of White Earth Nation, has specialized in child protection and Indian welfare issues. She was first appointed to the bench in 2008 by GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty. She will replace retiring Justice Christopher Dietzen, also a Pawlenty appointee.

The selection means that Dayton has made a majority of appointments on the 7-member court, likely ensuring his legacy on the bench long after he leaves office. He has now appointed five justices, though former Justice Wilhelmina Wright joined the federal bench earlier this year.

In his two terms, Dayton has made diversifying the state’s courts a priority. He praised…

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