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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

Call For Papers Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling

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Call For Papers

Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling

March 14-15, 2014, York & Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Keynote by Jasbir K. Puar

Submissions Deadline: December 21, 2013

 

How do we think about the “unthinkable”? How do we explain the visceral sensations that prefigure our thoughts and actions? Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling is a two-day conference organized by the York-Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture to be held at Ryerson University (Toronto), that will address notions of affect as a lens for critical scholarship and inquiry. We are interested in examining feelings as they blur lines between emotions, bodies and the psyche, opening up spaces for alternative modes of thought and discourse.  Affect bridges experiences from the personal to the political, and is an epistemological lens that can help us explore the depths of experience found within sensation, feelings, cognitions and objects. We seek interdisciplinary approaches that examine connections between “thinking” and “feeling” in relation to: emotion, the senses, embodiment, mental capacities, the visceral, interactivity, social interaction, media and communications technologies, intensity, sexuality and desire, social and political structures, cultural production, artistic practices and phenomenology.

Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling also welcomes a wide range of artwork from diverse practitioners to be exhibited as part of our annual exhibition, Cross Sections. We encourage submissions of paintings, drawings, photography, collage, sculpture, interactive works, performances, film/video projections and other marginal or intermedia forms. We are also open to papers, panel discussions, artist talks that are supported by or connected to your artistic work, please submit an abstract along with your artwork if you are interested in participating in conference sessions in this capacity.

 

Possible presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

•   Gender and Feminist Theory

•   Critical Sexuality and Queer Theory

•   Critical Race Theory

•   Disability Studies

•   Communications

•   Psychology

•   Religion and Spirituality

•   Fine Art

•   Art History

•   Cultural Studies

•   Environmental Studies

•   Literature

•   Social and Political Thought

•   Policy and Labour Studies

•   Media Studies (including Cinema and Video Games)

•   Activism

•   Philosophy

 

We are accepting proposals for participant presentations in the following categories: 15-20 minute talks; curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated conversation); project demos; digital and/or print posters; creative performances; post conference workshops.

Submissions for papers and panels: Please submit a 300 word abstract or up to a 600 word panel proposal including your name, degree/department, email address, title of presentation, as well as a 200 word bio, by December 21st to intersections2014@gmail.com. Notices of acceptance will be sent in January 2013.

 

Submissions for artworks: Proposals for artworks can be submitted to cross.sections2014@gmail.com. Please submit a short summary of the work (300 words) as well as an artist bio (200 words). Include still images (max. 5 images, 1MB each) or video if desired, and be sure to specify the medium, size, year, duration (if applicable), and technical or spatial requirements for presentation. Please submit an abstract along with your work if you are interested in participating in a presentation, panel discussion or artist talk that is supported by or connected to your artistic work.

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