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Position Title : Graduate Level Course Instructor – SJ602 – Applied Research for Social Justice

Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Liberal Arts

Department : Social Justice and Community Engagement

Term : January 01, 2017 – April 30, 2018

Days/Times : 4:00PM – 6:50PM – Wednesdays

Campus : Brantford

Hours per week/Hours Total : 3/39

Anticipated Class Size : 15

Position Summary : Students learn key skills related to research that supports community-based social/environmental justice work including: community-based research paradigms, research ethics in community settings, program evaluation, and types of quantitative and qualitative data sources. The course will also use a critical lens to examine how conducting and using research can be a political activity. This will involve learning how to interpret and position ‘evidence’ and considering the relationship of research to funding proposals.

Qualifications – Required : Doctoral Degree

Qualifications – Discipline : Humanities and Social Sciences

Qualifications – Other : Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a background in social justice research methods and either (i) a record of interdisciplinary research in community-based social and/or environmental justice research OR (ii) interdisciplinary teaching experience relating to community-based social and/or environmental justice research. A key goal of the course is to prepare students to undertake their own independent research at a Masters level, so the successful candidate will be expected to familiarize themselves with the SJCE program and work closely with the Graduate Coordinator to ensure assignments of the course reflect the needs of the program.

Salary : $8029.53 (Graduate stipend rate)

Application Deadline : December 11, 2017

Submit with Application :

CV (required)

  • Cover letter (required only for external applicants)
  • Contacts of referees (required only for external applicants)
  • Teaching Dossier, including course evaluations (required only for external applicants)
  • One page summary of proposed course topics (optional for all applicants)

To Apply : Address Applications to: Dr. Rob Kristofferson, c/o Celine Taillefer-Travers at [email protected].

This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.

Posted on : December 6, 2017

Posting Ends : December 11, 2017

Please Note : Pursuant to Article 13.4.1 of the Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and Part-time Librarians (2013 to 2016), all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting. Individuals who hold a Contract Academic Staff (CAS) position under Article 13.5.2 to teach a graduate-level course will be required to hold Special Graduate Faculty status. The process of applying for Special Graduate Faculty Status is at the following link: Wilfrid Laurier University – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Faculty and Staff -Members Appointed to the Graduate Faculty. Please note that program policy deems this a team-taught course in which the course director will host program members with specific methods expertise on select weeks, subject to faculty availability. The program coordinator can advise further on this delivery format.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada. To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact Celine Taillefer-Travers at [email protected].

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

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