Etiket: Academic Position

Civil Engineering – Assistant Professors

The University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Location: British ColumbiaDate posted: 2021-03-01Advertised until: 2021-04-30

The School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia invites applications for three tenure track positions in Civil Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2022.

Location
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the unceded lands of the Okanagan people, and Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains. Kelowna is a four-season playground for a diversity of outdoor activities.

Our values
Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.

Workday Ad #JR1101: Fate and Transport of Trace Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Growing environmental pressures and anthropogenic impacts on water resources require consideration for risk, transport, and removal of trace contaminants of emerging concern (TCEC) (e.g., pharmaceuticals and personal care products, pesticides, flame retardants, microplastics). This position is intended to support water resource engineering and environmental engineering at the Okanagan campus with a focus on the transport, fate, and remediation of TCEC in the environment and engineered systems. The candidate is expected to conduct multi-disciplinary research to couple experimental and modelling investigations at various scales, from bench to field. Data analytics is a key area of strength for the Okanagan campus, and the successful candidate will strengthen this growing research cluster with applications to water resources engineering.

Specific areas of interest and expertise include fate and transport of contaminants in aquatic environments, soil, groundwater, drinking water, or wastewater; anthropogenic and climate change impacts on water resources; water sustainability; water reuse. Candidates are sought with a background in environmental chemistry and toxicity, numerical modelling, and data analytics.

Research addressing challenges faced by small, rural, and Indigenous communities is encouraged.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Workday Ad #JR1103: Water Resources and Water Supply

Water research is a strong focus for the Okanagan campus. This position will support water resource engineering, environmental sustainability, and resilient infrastructure management research in the School of Engineering. This position will mainly focus on the applications of hydroinformatics and data analytics to solve diverse aquatic problems in the built and natural environment.

Areas of interest include hydraulics, hydrology, open channel flow, urban and stormwater management, flood and drought management. Research applications in the following areas are especially welcomed: climate change impacts on the water cycle, water sustainability, water distribution and wastewater collection, irrigation engineering, flood inundation modelling, hydro- technical aspects of dams, and other areas related to water resources engineering. Expertise in stochastic modelling, data analytics, numerical modelling, and geographic information systems will be considered assets.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Workday Ad #JR1099: Thriving, Resilient Cities & Communities

The Resilient Infrastructure Management option in the Civil Engineering program incorporates advanced modelling of infrastructure. The School of Engineering is creating core expertise in big data analytics, Internet of Things, cloud computing, blockchain technology, and digital twins for Smart Building and Smart City applications. This position will augment our strengths in big data analytics, smart energy, and smart cities.

Specific areas of interest include integrated BIM and GIS modelling, resiliency-based decision making, life-cycle cost, agent-based modelling, digital design/operation of smart buildings and cities, automated construction progress and performance monitoring, modelling of interconnected physical and social infrastructure, and computer vision applications in civil engineering.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and duties
Applicants must have a PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines and have either a demonstrated track record or possess a clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and mentor Master’s and Ph.D. students, and provide service to the University and the community. The successful candidate is expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.

Diversity and inclusion
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application submission
Interested applicants should submit a CV, a list of four references, and research and teaching statements. In addition, please include a statement about your strengths and experiences in increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your research and the curriculum and in supporting diverse students. Applications must be submitted online at https://hr.ubc.ca/careers-and-job-postings/faculty-careers.

Search and apply for the Workday Ad #; emailed applications will not be considered. Our department welcomes and encourages applications from members of marginalized groups. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations are available on request for all applicants at all stages of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Teija Wakeman via email Teija.wakeman@ubc.ca.

Details to include on research, teaching, and diversity statements:

Research Statement – Please include information about your research expertise and experience and about your research plan as a new faculty member, including as appropriate current and potential collaborators (at UBC and elsewhere) and sources of funding.

Teaching Statement – Your teaching statement should describe your teaching interests and experience. Also, explain your teaching philosophy, including specific examples that have informed the evolution of that teaching philosophy.

Diversity Statement – In your application, please include a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

Review of applications:
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021; all applications received by April 30, 2021, will receive full consideration.

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG / Funding Programme Democracy

Background Funding Initiative Democracy

Over the last few years, a previously somewhat abstract finding has become an empirical fact: Democracy is not a given. The rule of law, the separation of powers, freedom of expression, and a commitment to the common good have all lost some of their binding effect even in core democratic countries, and have been relativized, called into question, and restricted. Nevertheless, the development is subject to constant fluctuations. Hence, for some time now within Europe there has been a shift in political weighting away from a primarily pro-European stance towards an anti-European discourse, yet in the global crisis resulting from the Corona pandemic, it seems that alongside the return to national decision-making, stronger hopes and expectations have emerged that European cooperation will be able to contribute some positives to the management of the crisis and its resulting problems. At the same time, however, there are still challenges from populist movements, amongst others, which not only question democracy as a political order but indeed also the independent role of science and the research findings it produces.

Taking this present-day experience as a starting point, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding initiative for democracy, which is divided into two subsections with different perspectives:

  • The first, historically oriented subsection on the topic of Democracy as a Utopia, Experience and Threats aims at placing the aforementioned problematic issues in the broader historical context and considering the history of conflicts over the foundation of the social order.
  • The second subsection, which is oriented towards analysis of the present situation and predictions for the future, focuses on Transformations of Democracy? Or: The Contours of Future Democratic Society. It represents an invitation to venture contributions, speculations and assertions so that we might learn to better understand the complex present-day situation and the processes of profound transformation that are taking shape while also trying to trace the contours of future society.

Call for applications for subsection 1: Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat

“Democracy”, as an overriding concept of this historically-oriented funding programme spanning different eras, may be simply a search direction, a heuristic guideline, and not a universalization of any – for example, our current – social and political system. The focus here is on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order, whereby there is a clash of demands for enhanced participation, for greater scope for self-organization, for more justice, or for the dismantling of hierarchies on the one hand, and on the other the value systems of those who consider the relevant status quo worthy of preservation or who see entirely different objectives of fairness, freedom and hierarchization as worth fighting for. These confrontations took place and continue to take place from ancient times until today, sometimes with and sometimes without application of any concept of democracy. What they can provide information about is the diversity of the value systems, the preconceptions of justice, and the ideals of a good society that are brought to the field by the conflicting sides.

These sorts of histories of conflict over a just order, good leadership and participation in both therefore make it necessary for the preconceptions of values and order of all the conflicting sides to be taken into account. Only this way does it become possible to historicize the diverse histories of conflict over good order, and thus to understand them in their relevant historical context: It can’t just be about the proponents of enhanced participation or a more comprehensive form of justice, not only about social movements and their hierarchies or criticism of the elite. After all, the relevant proponents of limited participation, selective socialization concepts and preconceptions of justice and freedom that cannot be universalized are equally important. The examination of conflict histories within societies that see themselves as democratic requires just this multiperspectivity: There is an interplay between the social movements and protests that critically oppose the relevant established forms of democracy and defenders of the established order and their preconceptions of participation, justice and freedom.

With the triad of concepts “utopia, experience and threat”, three of the key references to conflicting social value systems from ancient times to today are touched upon: Social movements inspired by utopias determine ideal preconceptions of politics, religion and society and fight for their realization. In societies that see themselves as democracies, people have experiences, which they mobilize in a way that is critical of democracy – be it against democracy as such or against specific aspects of the relevant established democratic order. The historically – and currently – frequently found references to conflicting social value systems is the impression of threat, as a result of which, for example, ruling elites deploy their law enforcement forces against social movements, various social groups fight for re-order and new order, religiously based preconceptions of society or justice come into conflict, or social inequality becomes a political issue. All three points of reference can be utilized for historical research into conflict histories surrounding the correct order and just society. They expand the theme of the funding programme beyond the classic fields of protest and revolutionary history, or the history of constitutions, elections and political parties – which are likewise part of it all – to include a multiperspectival history of conflict and culture surrounding the right order in society and politics.


The Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of a recommendation from the members of the Academic Advisory Council.

Call for applications for subsection 2: Contours of Future Democratic Society

Talking about “future” society means describing what is new and unfamiliar in the form of a society that is only just taking shape and whose initial elements and structures we are only just starting to experience. This new form may not be entirely novel and in many regards will stem from the old one. Which fault lines and threshold points define these transformations is a question to be addressed analytically by the humanities and social sciences, whereby there is not yet any preconceived notion as to whether such changes will represent losses or gains, progress or regression at the end of the day.

Points of reference for a number of transformation processes can be identified with relative clarity within three major, extensively interwoven areas:

  1. The much-maligned crisis of democracy as we know it – liberal, constitutional, representative – is manifested in the political sphere. The new forms of populism have not only called into question the self-evidence of who constitutes “the people” and who can represent them, but have also cast democratic institutions and authorities radically into question, which has sown seeds of doubt about these agencies, and about whether and how legitimate political decisions can actually be made within large collectives at all. Here, complex questions arise concerning the conditions of resilience and renewal of democratic forces in the age of marred political authorities and legitimation, as does the question regarding the evidently changing relationship between emotions and politics, argumentative discourse and emotional rhetoric. It seems clear that many traditional forms of democratic consensus-building have reached their limits, since the places and media for sensible, informed discussion are increasingly fragmented or undermined. The influence of international acts of sabotage of discourses, and this involving meddling in elections and opinion-formation processes by means of manipulation and propaganda, is also hampering democratic consensus-building.
  2. Rapid technological change in virtually all areas of life poses challenges on an almost unforeseeable scale for human coexistence. The fact that almost all communication is conveyed through media and the ultra-fast and omnipresent interconnectedness of previously distant contexts are profoundly changing what it means to be in one place at one time, to share living spaces and habits with others, to be private or public. These transformations create problems and challenges that arise from the technologies and digitization themselves: the exploitable nature of information differences, new forms of surveillance and control – in a nutshell new forms of digital power or technical dominion. Research must be carried out into the ways our societies are finding to deal with these challenges, which norms and criteria, which ideals and models in the entirely mediatized and largely data-encapsulated world promise guidance and shelter, which skills and critical capacities individuals in this world need, and in which areas the old “natural” intelligence is perhaps a few steps ahead of its new “artificial” counterpart.
  3. It is more than clear that from a social perspective the world which is emerging recognizes, creates and condones distortions and inequalities, whereby these are not sufficiently captured by the old terms of ‘class’ or ‘social stratum’. After all, being ‘left behind’ in the present day is not measured merely by economic or sociocultural status, but rather also depends on the often now almost imperceptible practices of symbolic exclusion, fate-determining attribution of identity characteristics, or a lack of access to knowledge and education. The emerging form of society appears to be traversed by new and complex kinds of stratifications and divisions, some of which appear flexible and negotiable while the old class divisions were not, yet others appear to have a harshness and persistence that seem almost inconceivably rigid. Here, questions arise with regard to the mechanisms and techniques of such exclusions, the vectors and levels of these new fault lines – and possible strategies for overcoming them.

These three dimensions (political, technological, social) indicate only roughly which direction one might look towards in order to trace the contours of a future society. In no one direction is there anything entirely new, yet in all of them one can identify processes of profound transformation that could be grasped and interpreted in research by way of a small contribution to shaping the future. The Foundation is looking for innovative research questions and ways of working that tackle these challenges and make initial forays into descriptive, explanatory or even prognostic propositions.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of recommendation by an Advisory Committee.

Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide | Giessen
Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi | Munich
Prof. Dr. Martin Saar | Frankfurt/Main
Prof. Dr. Véronique Zanetti | Bielefeld

Application

Prerequisites

Applications are open to post-doctoral researchers with links to a university from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences. The proposed projects must address focal themes that are being examined by a research group, which the Foundation understands to mean teams of at least two scholars actively taking part in the project work, who are to be funded by grants from the Foundation and are researching shared topics. Only post-doctoral or research grants will be considered. Applications for a research grant for the applicant (project leader) are also permitted. In total, a maximum of three grants plus funds for travel and equipment may be applied for by each research group. The prerequisite for funding is an assurance that those working on the project will produce their own research output that will be published under their names. Other people who are not funded by grants may also be involved in the project. Applications for individual grants outside of a research group are not permitted. The funding program also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on democracy” or “workshop discussion on future society” organized annually by the Foundation.

The maximum duration is 36 months.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible.

Application Documents

The necessary application documents can be uploaded in the electronic application form.

Proposals will only be accepted in German or English language and should include:

  • description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages) 
    • plus bibliography if necessary (in addition to the max. 8-10 pages)
    • documents printed on one side only, at least font size 11 and line spacing 1.5 
    • please choose a readable font, e.g. Arial 11 pt. or Times New Roman 12 pt. (We kindly ask you to keep to the formal requirements on how to compile application documents)
  • work plan and time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed)
  • detailed cost calculation
    • specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined
    • no college or tuition fees
    • no overhead costs
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s)
  • if needed, curriculum vitae and list of publications of the proposed project participant(s)
  • if needed, academic certificates of the project participant(s) (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

If also a scholarship for the applicant is planned:

  • academic certificates of the applicant (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

Please do not additionally send the documents by email or postal mail.

Payment

Application for scholarships as part of a research project

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. The following rates apply:

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1.600 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 400 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 575 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 775,- euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.

Deadlines

The next application deadline is 12 May 2021.

Form

Electronic Application Form for the Foundation

1. Please complete the application form in full. Please be aware that each subsection has its own form. The link to the correct form appears if you click on the subsection below this text. Within the form, the header shows  which subsection you are applying for.

2. The application form can be saved at any time. Using your own personal link, you can return to and edit the form for a period of ten days. However, after this period (10 Days), your data will be deleted from the server.

3. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a short summary, which needs to be confirmed in order to be sent to the Foundation electronically.

4. During the transmission process your data will be sent to the Foundation in electronic form. Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.

Please follow these rules when uploading your application files:

  • All documents need to be uploaded as pdf-files.
  • Please do not upload protected PDF documents.
  • A single file may not exceed a file size of 6 MB each.
  • You cannot upload more than one document per upload field.
  • The application can only be sent, if all necessary documents are included.

Please note the following additional information:

  • Your data will be stored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation for the purpose of processing your application and will not be passed on to third parties.
  • The Gerda Henkel Foundation will be happy to provide you with information about the data that we have stored on your person at any time. If so required, personal data can be changed or deleted.
  • This form may only be used to make an application to the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to delete application data without prior notification, if necessary.
  • Application form subsection 1: Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat
  • Application form subsection 2: Contours of Future Democratic Society

Publishing Aid

Publishing aid is currently only awarded to especially successful projects already being supported by the Foundation. Please include the following documents:

  • two-page summary of the academic merit and innovativeness of the monograph/collection
  • cost calculation by the publishing house
  • manuscript on which the calculations have been made (digital)

A copy of the (preliminary) PhD certificate should be included in proposals submitted for the publication of PhD theses supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

List of sponsored projects

2019

Prof. Dr. Michael Dreyer / Dr. Andreas Braune (Jena, Germany)
Das demokratische Gewaltmonopol in der Weimarer Republik, 1918-1924 

PD Dr. Oliver Eberl / Dr. David Salomon / Prof. Dr. Dirk Jörke (Darmstadt, Germany)
Der Blick nach unten: Soziale Konflikte in der Ideengeschichte der Demokratie 

Dr. Claudia Christiane Gatzka (Freiburg, Germany)
Verborgene Stimmen der Demokratie. Politische Repräsentationen des ‚Volkes‘ in der Bundesrepublik, 1945-2000 

Dr. Harm Kaal / Prof. Dr. Wim van Meurs / Prof. Dr. Huub Wijfjes / Prof. Dr. Thomas Mergel (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
The Voice of the People. Popular perceptions of democracy and the mediatisation of politics in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, c. 1950 – 2000

PD Dr. Jürgen Schraten / Dr. Sean Maliehe / Dr. Carmen Ludwig (Gießen, Germany)
Southern African Democracy and the Utopia of a Rainbow Nation

Important note on submitting applications

Please take a look at the information provided in this section and under General References. We would of course be happy to assist you should you have any further questions.

Assistant Professor of Sociology for four years (1.0 FTE)

PublishedDeadlineLocation
24 Dec24 JanUtrecht

Are you a real teamplayer and do you want to teach in our Bachelor’s and Master’s programme? Read more and apply!

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Sociology has a job opening for two assistant professors.

The assistant professor works at the Department of Sociology, which has strong research traditions in a wide range of topics in sociology including social inequality, crime, migration and integration, social networks, cooperative relationships, families and work, and computational sociology. It is part of the Dutch research school Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).

We teach a bachelor programme in sociology and two master programmes: the one-year master: “Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems” and a two-year research master “Sociology and Social Research”.

The position has 60% teaching and 40% research time.

Tasks

The core tasks include:

  • participating in teaching at a bachelor’s and master’s level. The candidate will give lectures and independently contribute to teaching on different topics and curricula (the bachelor, the one-year academic master and the two-year research master);
  • participating in the research programme ‘Social Networks, Solidarity and Inequality’;
  • publishing research findings in (high impact) international scientific journals;
  • contributing to the acquisition of external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A PhD degree in Sociology or a closely related field, e.g., social psychology, economics with affinity to problem-driven quantitative sociology.
  • Excellent track-record in research.
  • Demonstrable teaching skills. Being able to teach in Dutch as well as English will be an asset. Candidates who do not speak Dutch will be requested to learn to speak Dutch as soon as possible such that also teaching in Dutch is possible after some time.
  • Background in crime, families and work, migration and integration, or computational sociology.
  • Have obtained the Basic Teaching Qualification (at Utrecht University or equal) or willing to achieve this qualification in the near future.
  • Experience with writing research proposals to obtain research grants is an asset.
  • Being a team player.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

We offer two positions for four years. The gross salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from a minimum of €3,746 to a maximum of €5,826 per month based on a full-time employment (i.e. salary scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities).

The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday pay of 8%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. We offer flexible working conditions and terms of employment to support a good work – life balance of our employees. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

EMPLOYER

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences, and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 6.000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, please contact Prof. Tanja van der Lippe by email: t.vanderlippe@uu.nl.

Politics and International Studies – Associate/Full Professor (Gender and Politics)

University of Regina

Location: Saskatchewan

Date posted: 2020-11-26

Advertised until: 2021-01-25

The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Regina seeks to hire a political scientist at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with teaching and research interests in the area of Gender and Politics. The anticipated date of commencement is July 1, 2021.

The successful applicant will be comfortable with interdisciplinarity, demonstrate a strong research profile, and be a committed undergraduate teacher. The department would be particularly interested in applicants whose expertise in gender intersects with one or more of the following areas: Indigenous Politics, Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.

The Department is methodologically pluralistic and welcomes teaching and research that draws on a wide range of methods and approaches. It offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in Political Science as well as in its interdisciplinary International Studies program. It also partners in the offering of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The department has roughly 200 majors across its programs and five full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty (including one located at Campion College, federated to the University).

A 2020 external review of PAIS reported:

“[F]aculty members are productive research scholars and engaging teachers. Indeed, for such a small department, the research output is impressive. The department clearly sees research as part of its mandate, with faculty acting as true Teacher-Scholars. PAIS is a remarkably dynamic and collegial department. This energy and collective good will provides an excellent foundation on which to build and develop the department. The department has an excellent working relationship with other cognate units, including those involved in the International Studies program and its partners in the PPE program.”

For more information on the Faculty of Arts, please refer to www.uregina.ca/arts/. Information about the Department and its programs is available at www.uregina.ca/arts/politics-international-studies/.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All applications must be submitted per instructions posted at https://urcareers.uregina.ca.

Applicants must electronically submit:

A covering letter that outlines their qualifications, their research and teaching interests; a current curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; sample course outlines; article length writing sample; unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institutions will be required); names and contact information of three references (please note: if successfully short-listed for an interview, letters will be requested).

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to have original transcripts and confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees to: Faculty of Arts Dean’s Office, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2. Email: Arts.deans.office@uregina.ca. 

Academic enquiries may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tom McIntosh; tel. 306 585 4400; Tom.McIntosh@uregina.ca.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. In order to alleviate the under-representation of women in PAIS faculty positions, preference in hiring will be given to those who self-identify as a woman in the application process. 

Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Lecturer in Race and Ethnic Politics / University of California Los Angeles Department of Political Science / United States

Lecturer in Race and Ethnic Politics

Job #JPF05769

  • L&S Social Sciences – POLITICAL SCIENCE

Recruitment Period

Open July 30th, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

The Department of Political Science at UCLA seeks applications for lecturer positions during the 2020-2021 academic year.

We are looking for candidates to fill one position teaching advanced undergraduate classes in Race and Ethnic Politics, most likely “143C. Politics of American Suburbanization,” “186 Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity and Politics: Asian-American Politics” and “186 Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity and Politics: African-American Politics.”Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, and the writing and grading of exams. Ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and Department staff is essential.Qualified candidates (a) must have a Ph.D. in political science, or a Ph.D. Certificate of Completion by September 11, 2020, and (b) must be actively engaged in political science research reflecting current disciplinary standards.Candidates should provide (1) a CV, (2) a 1 page teaching statement, (3) teaching evaluations, (4) sample course syllabi and (5) a list of courses they can teach with an emphasis on those relevant to this ad (see courses in the 100-184 range in our course catalog:
https://catalog.registrar.ucla.edu/ucla-catalog19-20-270.html). Relevant syllabi or course summaries are a plus.The search will remain open until any positions are filled.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/Nondiscri.Job locationLos Angeles, California
Requirements
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.Misc / Additional (Optional)
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Research Associate in Sociology / University of York Department in Sociology / United Kingdom

Research Associate

Department: Sociology

Based at: London:

Hours of work: Full-time

Contract status: Fixed term

Salary: 32,817 a year plus appropriate London Weighting Allowance

Interview Date: 30/09/2020

Posted Date: 03/08/2020

Apply by: 01/09/2020

Job Reference: 8713

Role DescriptionDepartment
The Department of Sociology are recruiting a three-year postdoctoral researcher (full-time) for a Leverhulme Trust funded project titled Archiving the Inner City: Race and the Politics of Urban Memory. The project, led by Dr Gareth Millington, will explore the contested ways that the times and spaces of the twentieth century ‘inner city’ are made legible in the present. This ambitious project involves research in London, Paris and Philadelphia that will be carried out by a large team of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students in conjunction with the project leader. In this project, the notion of archiving is interpreted generously and includes both formal archives and archiving practices as well as examples of everyday archiving.The Department of Sociology at University of York is one of the leading Sociology Departments in the UK. No. 1 in REF2014 overall, and for outputs and impact, the department boasts specialisms in cultural sociology, urban studies, race, migration and ethnicity, medical sociology, conversation analysis and science and technology studies.
Role
You will be responsible for carrying out the London-based fieldwork (predominantly inner South West London). Your duties will include: researching and writing literature reviews; making research contacts; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; analysis and interpretation of qualitative research data; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications including academic journal articles and books, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research. You will also be responsible for undertaking appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project. Finally, you will develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally.Preferably you will work from your home in the London area. However, you will also remain an active and valued member of the Department of Sociology at the University of York. We particularly encourage applications from Black/Black British and Mixed candidates, who are currently under-represented within the University of York at this level.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
PhD in Sociology or other relevant discipline
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Sociology of Race and Racism; Heritage Studies; Urban Studies; Memory Studies; Critical Theory; Museum Studies; Cultural Studies
Experience of qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis
Experience of publishing in high-quality social science and humanities academic journals and/or books
Specialist knowledge of a range of relevant qualitative research techniques and methodologies
Research expertise that complements and enhances the department’s research strategy and goals
Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
Ability to write up research for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination
Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals with the assistance of a supervisor
Competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects
Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
Interview date: to be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Gareth Millington on gareth.millington@york.ac.uk
The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.
A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork

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Lecturer in Social Welfare / University of California Los Angeles School of Public Affairs / United States

Lecturer in Social Welfare Job #JPF05607
Luskin School Of Public Affair – SOCIAL WELFARE
Recruitment PeriodOpen June 10th, 2020 through Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
DescriptionTemporary Teaching Opportunities 2020-21 Academic YearPart-time Lecturers (Non-Senate)
The Department of Social Welfare at UCLA receives on an ongoing basis applications for part-time lecturer (non-senate) positions for teaching a course in Social Welfare. Appointments are made in general on a quarterly basis. Quarter academic appointment dates are as follows:
Fall: October 1-December 31st
Winter: January 1-March 31st
Spring: April 1-June 30thRequirements:MSW required for most courses. Applicants with teaching experience are encouraged to apply.Application procedure:Submit materials listed below through UC Recruit.
• Cover Letter (optional)
• Curriculum Vitae (required)
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination policy and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action PolicyThis position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Job locationLos Angeles, CA
Requirements
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document. 
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Lecturer in European History / University of California / Los Angeles Department of History / United States

Temporary Lecturer, European History Job #JPF05635L&S Social Sciences – HISTORY
Recruitment Period Open July 1st, 2020 through Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
DescriptionThe UCLA Department of History seeks applicants for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses in various fields of history, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing; the number of positions varies by quarter.The department invites candidates to apply who are qualified to teach the following potential courses in European history:• 120B East-Central Europe: Short 20th Century, 1918 to 1990
• 120D Film and History: Central and Eastern Europe, 1945 to 1989
• 123C War and Diplomacy in Europe 
• 125B Nationalism and Modernization in 19th-Century Germany
• 125 C 20th-Century Germany
• 127C Hist. of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and Soviet Union
• 128C Cold War & History of Italy, 1848 to Present 
• 187 Historiography Proseminar
and other topics as needed by the department.The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.Candidates are encouraged to apply online and upload information for this position. Ph.D. must be in hand as of August 15, 2020. Additional requirements are relevant research, scholarship, and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae, sample syllabus for the course or courses for which you are applying, and three references. Please indicate in bold in the first paragraph of your cover letter which course(s) you are applying for, noting time period and area of focus.A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.This is an ongoing search and applications will be considered for the 2020-2021 academic year on a rolling basis, as dictated by departmental needs. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
Job location Los Angeles, California
Requirements
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter – Please specify the course(s) for which you are applying to teach.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
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Syllabus 2 (Optional)
Syllabus 3 (Optional)
Reference requirements
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RESEARCH POSITION IN SURVEY METHODOLOGY (F/M/D) AT THE CENTER FOR STUDY MANAGEMENT

The Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories e. V. invites applications for the following full-time position (TV-L E13, starting at the next possible date, limited for a period of up to 4 years):

The Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories e. V. (LIfBi) is an independent infrastructure facility conducting empirical educational research and associated with the University of Bamberg. LIfBi is responsible for operating the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). The main task of this long-term project is the provision of representative data on competence development and educational trajectories in Germany.

Your work environment:

You are working in a team of about 190 employees with academic and non-academic work focus at our location in Bamberg. As part of the Center for Study Management you will be at a junction between all other departments as well as our partners within the NEPS consortium and the commissioned field agencies. As an infrastructure unit, the Center for Study Management develops and secures standards and processes for the realization of highly complex studies in the field of the social sciences, it ensures their completion, and thus establishes the relevant state-of-the-art in international comparison.

Your tasks:

  • The position advertised is intended for surveymethodological research. The successful candidate will systematize the relevant state of research, analyze data from LIfBi surveys and publish the results in peer reviewed articles as well as in process descriptions (e.g. in the form of best-practice guidelines based on the state of the art of research and common practice).
  • Within the scope of the activity the successful candidate will cooperate with the heads of the Center for Study Management and its operational units as well as with the heads of the scientific departments and 
  • will contribute to establish a survey-methodological profile of the LIfBi.
  • At least six publications (peer review) within the scope of the tasks described are expected to be published by the end of the fixed-term contract.

Your profile:

  • Completed degree (M.A. or equivalent) with a focus on empirical social research, e.g. sociology, psychology, political science, social economics, empirical educational research
  • Publication history expected
  • Professional experience in the field of survey-methodological research
  • Profound knowledge in the field of quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • Doctoral degree is an advantage
  • High level of organizational and communication skills
  • High proficiency with statistics software (preferably Stata); experience with analyzes of longitudinal data is an advantage
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

We offer:

  • An attractive academic work environment
  • Introduction into a topic that is increasingly in the focus of public attention
  • Collaboration in the largest longitudinal study in Germany
  • Flexible working hours in a pleasant work atmosphere 
  • A company pension scheme with deferred compensation at the VBLU

The LIfBi attaches great importance to equal opportunities for women and men. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.For questions on the position, please contact:
Dr. Jutta von Maurice (+49 951 863-2786, jutta.von-maurice@lifbi.de)

Please use our online form to send your application with informative and complete documents no later than
30.04.2020 with the subject “Zentrum für Studienmanagement – Surveymethodologie 306”.All submitted data on your person will be deleted six months after completion of the application process at the latest.