Public Policy

Indigenous Governance Program Manager, University of Arizona

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Over the last 20 years, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) and the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) have made the University of Arizona a leader in the field of Indigenous nation building.
As part of the University’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, NNI carries out research and works with Native nations and organizations to support Indigenous self-determination, to strengthen Indigenous governance capacities, and to achieve Indigenous community and economic development objectives. As part of the University’s James E. Rogers College of Law, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) is a center for innovation in research, training, and advocacy in Federal Indian Law and the international law of Indigenous Peoples.
In 2013, NNI and IPLP came together to create the Indigenous Governance Program (IGP). Through the IGP, practitioners and scholars from around the world have access to the research and teaching of NNI’s and IPLP’s renowned faculty in the fields of Indigenous governance and Indigenous rights. The IGP includes the possibility of individuals earning: a Masters of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance (UA credit); a Professional Certificate in Indigenous Governance (UA credit); a Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Governance (non-UA credit); certificates of completion in a number of distance-learning course offerings; and/or the option of taking any combination of live and distance-learning courses for personal enrichment.

2 Faculty Opportunities in Sociology & Politics and Public Administration – Ryerson University

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Assistant Professor

Arts, Sociology

Posted: September 17, 2013
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Department of Sociology at Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/sociology) in the city of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Aboriginal & Indigenous Sociology, with expertise in Qualitative Research Methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of Sociology Program and Liberal Studies courses at the undergraduate level.

The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or be close to the completion of a Ph.D. in Sociology or in a related discipline and will provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile, demonstrate a high standard of teaching, in addition to a capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, institutionally-generated results of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference.

The Sociology Department, consisting of 22 full-time faculty members, has a solid and growing reputation for high-quality teaching and excellent, innovative, and socially-relevant research. The Department is strongly committed to social activism and community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Our undergraduate degree program offers a curriculum that highlights the study and practical application of research methods, classical and contemporary social theory, and themes of diversity, inequality and social justice, popular culture, media, and contemporary urban experience.

Please submit your application by regular post and address it to: Dr. Pamela Sugiman, Chair, Department of Sociology, c/o Ms. Virginia Clark, Departmental Administrator, Department of Sociology, Jorgenson Hall 300, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3. For general inquiries, please contact Ms. Clark by email at vclark@arts.ryerson.ca or by phone at 416 979 5000 x. 2282. Confidential inquiries or questions of an academic nature may be directed to Dr. Pamela Sugiman at sugiman@ryerson.ca. The deadline for submission of applications is November 28, 2013.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor, International Politics and/or Public Policy

Arts, Politics & Public Admin

Posted: September 20, 2013
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University (http://www.ryerson.ca/politics) in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in International Politics and/or Public Policy. The Department particularly encourages applicants with research and teaching interests in international political economy; international economic and financial governance or institutions; and regional specialization in Latin America, Eastern Europe or Russia. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, contributing to the Department’s full-time undergraduate program in politics and governance; part-time program in public administration and governance; and the Masters in Public Policy and Administration. Opportunities for teaching and supervision in other interdisciplinary Faculty of Arts programs are also possible.

The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or be close to the completion of a Ph.D. in political science, political studies or in a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a strong research agenda and profile, commitment to high-quality teaching, and the capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and the names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone numbers) of three referees who may be contacted.

The Department of Politics and Public Administration, consisting of 27 full time faculty members, prides itself both on the breadth and excellence of its research and quality of its teaching. The Department is strongly committed to academic excellence and teaching in the areas of public policy and administration and Canadian, comparative and global politics.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Please submit your application materials online via our Faculty Recruitment Portal. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Sorpong Peou, Department Chair, (speou@politics.ryerson.ca).

The deadline for submission of applications is December 1st, 2013.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/rfa_agreement/index.html.The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfa.ryerson.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html