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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health, Simon Fraser University.

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Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Community-Engaged Adolescent Mental Health.

The proposed Chair will be embedded at SFU Surrey – a vibrant community hub located in one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. S/he will take a leadership role in building research capacity that benefits the City of Surrey, and that will have important implications for adolescent mental health in British Columbia, across Canada, and beyond. The Chair will work closely with City of Surrey partners from multiple sectors such as health (including the Fraser Health Authority and its regional Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use program), education, law enforcement, social services, government, and community partners. The Chair will also create ties with other researchers working in the area of adolescent mental health and mental health policy. The Surrey-based CRC holds promise for increasing linkages with the Surrey community and strengthening SFU’s research presence in this city and beyond. Over time, it is anticipated that this Chair will leverage his/her Surrey-based research program to capitalize on innovative developments and collaborative research opportunities at the local, national, and international levels.

We are seeking an outstanding and innovative researcher who is internationally-recognized in the field of adolescent mental health with a focus on one or more of the following areas: program implementation and evaluation; diversity and culturally sensitive programming; determinants of mental health; and intersectoral and upstream approaches to enhancing mental health. The preferred candidate could have a disciplinary background in health, education, or the social sciences (e.g., psychology).

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in establishing a cutting-edge, community-relevant research facility and lead a research program focused on the advancement of community-based and clinically relevant strategies designed to maximize the mental health of young people.

This position is contingent upon the applicant being awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding publication records and a proven track record of working with communities and developing research centres/institutes will be considered. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable. Please review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit:

1) a full curriculum vitae
2) the names of six academic referees
3) a 3-4 page document summarizing their qualifications for the Chair and a proposed vision for developing a program of research, including a training program and leadership plan.

All applications should be submitted to:

Dr. Joy Johnson
Chair, Adolescent Mental Health CRC Search Committee
Vice-President, Research
Simon Fraser University
vpres@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on January 31, 2017.

All applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will recommend one candidate for ratification by the faculty member’s home department or school. The Faculty in which the CRC is to be situated will be determined based on best-fit once an appropriate candidate is nominated. The successful applicant will work with the department/Faculty and the Major Projects Office to develop a full proposal for submission to the CRC Secretariat.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointments will be collected. For further details, please see the Collection Notice.

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Good Food For All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision

by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological

stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two ½ acre schoolyard

market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food

we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias, various Neighbourhood House food security

initiatives, and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging

school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food security, community

health, and vocational skills development.

The Position

The Schoolyard Farm Worker grows Good Food For All. They are outside in the garden

planting, harvesting, weeding, and acting as stewards of our ecologically managed

urban farms. They will work under the supervision of our Farm Manager to ensure our

schoolyard farms are productive and welcoming spaces. The Schoolyard Farm Worker

will provide leadership to Farm Interns and volunteers to complete daily tasks on the

farm.

Required Qualifications

 Minimum 1 year growing experience in small-scale agricultural production

 A post-secondary student in the 2015/16 school year with intension of returning

in the fall

 Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all conditions

 Comfortable with spreadsheets, email communication, and record keeping

 Experience leading co-workers and volunteers in farming activities

 Able to communicate with diplomacy and respect with people of all cultures,

ages, and backgrounds

 Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a delivery vehicle

 Have a smart phone and access to a computer

 Able to pass a criminal background check

Position Details

 Position begins as soon as possible and ends October 31, 2016

 Summer: 24 hrs/week, Fall: 16 hrs/week at $12/hr

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to

charlotte@freshroots.ca with your name and the name of the job position in the subject.

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately upon reception. We regret

that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be

contacted.

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CFP – Conceptualizing Children & Youth Conference, Brock University. Due: April 28, 2016

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CALL FOR PAPERS

CONCEPTUALIZING CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONFERENCE

Brock University – October 12-14, 2016

Brock University’s Department of Child and Youth Studies announces “Conceptualizing Children and Youth”   a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary conference. All disciplines, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to research within Child and Youth Studies are welcome. The Conference will be held October  12-14, 2016 at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario.

 

The conference will include keynote speakers, special evening events, networking opportunities, and graduate student events. There will be highlighted sessions on child and youth engagement in sport/performance; child and youth health/mental health; diverse children and youth; education contexts; Indigenous children and youth research; social issues facing children and youth; transdisciplinary in child  and youth research. There will also be additional dissemination opportunities.

 

To submit please complete the attached abstract form to dzinga@brocku.ca by April 28, 2016. Submissions may take the form of posters, individual papers, symposiums, or workshops.  Notification of results will be communicated by June 30, 2016.

 

Dawn Zinga, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University 905-688-5550, ext.3152, Cairns 325

CRE is hiring a Co-Executive Director (Toronto or Saskatoon). Due: April 18, 2016 by 10am

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CRE is hiring a Co-Executive Director (Toronto or Saskatoon)
Canadian Roots Exchange has reached an exciting point in our short history. We are implementing a governance model that fully reflects our mission, vision and values. We believe in a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With this in mind, CRE is looking to hire an Indigenous co-Executive Director who will share leadership of CRE alongside our existing Executive Director and model our belief that reconciliation is a lived experience. This will infuse our values in all aspects of CRE, from cultural exchanges to core operations.  We are inviting suitable candidates who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis to apply for this exciting position.  The position is based in either Saskatoon or Toronto.  To learn more about the position and application process please click on link below.  Please note the deadline for this position is 10am on April 18, 2016.

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Call for Submissions: Gatherings-Water project. Deadline EXTENDED TO MARCH 15, 2016

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Theytus Books is please to announce the Gatherings-Water project and a call for writing submissions from B.C. based Indigenous Youth on the theme of water. The Gatherings-Water anthology will be published in November 2015 and those writings chosen by an editorial committee will be featured in the book as well as receiving an honorarium and complementary copy.

This special book marks the return of the Gatherings anthologies that were a mainstay of Theytus Books’ publishing program for a decade. In addition to the anthology, there will be community engagement writing workshops in four B.C. Indigenous communities (locations and dates to be announced) blogs on the Gatherings-Water website and news and links to issues vital to the importance and future of Water in the B.C. region.

The Gatherings-Water project reflects the cultural rejuvenation of Indigenous Youth in B.C. It is not only a revival of a respected anthology series, but also a new level of engagement between publishing house and community, between established writers and emerging voices, and finally a testament to the connection of Indigenous Youth with the life-sustaining power of water.

This call for submissions is open to Indigenous Youth in the province of B.C., 30 years of age and younger.

Submissions can be prose, poetry, nonfiction or based on legends or teachings. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words.Email your submission as a .jpg, .pdf, or .docx with a short biography of yourself to publisher@theytus.com. Please include 2-3 lines about your submitted work and what water means to you.

Submissions deadline EXTENDED TO MARCH 15, 2016

For more Information:

Publisher: Dr. Gregory Younging 250-493-7181 Ext. 2249 publisher@theytus.com

Theytus Books Ltd. gratefully acknowledges the support of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation in making ‘Gatherings ~ Water’ possible.

Jobs – Several Positions for Doctoral Students in Education

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There are 5 job announcements targeted to education doctoral students below:

1. Postdoc Position: UC Davis School of Education. Please see the linked document outlining an open Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of California at Davis School of Education.

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2. Job Announcement: Indiana University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Please see the linked advertisement for an open rank position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

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3. Job Announcement (2): University of Louisville. Please see the linked announcements for two positions at the University of Louisville. One for an Associate Professor and Program Director for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration; the other for a Assistant Professor for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration.

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4. Job Announcements (2): Vanderbilt University
Two Tenure Track Positions Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. Please see below.

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

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Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Position in Education Policy and Organizations
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Education Policy and Organizations. We seek a scholar who studies how school organization and organizational structures impact classroom instruction, student and teacher outcomes, and school performance, including attention to inequality and impacts on traditionally disadvantaged or marginalized populations. We are interested in scholars who use an organizational perspective to examine early childhood or K-12 education and educational policies, and/or the pipeline from K-12 to postsecondary schooling. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives, with a preference for researchers making use of mixed methods and/or survey research methods.

Candidates at the associate professor or professor level should have an established program of research and a record of accomplishment in securing external funding. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have a promising program of research that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output and a commitment to seeking external funding. All candidates should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an interest in working collaboratively with other faculty, students and staff.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Jason A. Grissom, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research agenda focused on the college student experience, broadly defined. We seek applicants whose work is grounded in the social sciences and who study the intersection of higher education institutions and students, and of the formal and informal policies, programs, and practices (whether at the organizational, state, or federal level) that contribute to both student success and failure in higher education. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and encourage candidates who research the academic, social, and/or economic outcomes of diverse student populations. Candidates must show evidence of a methodologically rigorous, original research agenda that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output. Successful candidates will also demonstrate potential for obtaining extramural funding and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will teach in the student affairs concentration in the higher education degree programs, as well as contribute to the other undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Christopher P. Loss, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at christopher.p.loss@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

5. Job Announcement: University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Urban Education Leadership.

The Center for Urban Education Leadership, within the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is launching a search for a full-time Visiting Research Specialist. The Center for Urban Education Leadership conducts research and policy work in urban school leadership, urban school improvement, and urban school leadership preparation and development.  The Center is connected with the UIC’s nationally-recognized Ed.D. program, which prepares transformational urban school leaders.

Online Posting: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=56185

IndigenEYEZ – A Participatory Youth Leadership Program on the Land, June 3, 2015

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IndigenEYEZ – A Participatory Youth Leadership Program on the Land

Join this UBC Learning Circle session organized by IndigenEYEZ with Kim Haxton, Potowatomi and First Nations facilitator, along with six youth. IndigenEYEZ is a First Nations-led initiative that aims to build the capacity of First Nations in BC to empower youth and build cultural connections with a focus on creative expression. This session will give some creative activities combined with cross-cultural systems for teaching.June 3, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Participate via videoconference or computer webinarRegister for this FREE event.Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, May 15, 2015