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Canada Research Chairs, Faculty of Law in Human Rights and Equality Law and Faculty of Arts in Law and Social Justice, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Ontario
No deadline noted

The University of Manitoba is accepting applications and nominations for Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence ( The University's Strategic Research Plan includes two CRCs in the area of human rights - one at the Faculty of Law in Human Rights and Equality Law and the other at the Faculty of Arts in the area of Law and Social Justice.

The University is committed in its Strategic Plan to enhance academic initiatives in the area of human rights ( In addition to the two CRC positions, the University plans to establish a Centre for Human Rights Research to enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research capacities, to provide enhanced training opportunities for students, and to promote advancements in public policy and intellectual debate on issues of human rights, law, and social justice.

This posting advertises a Tier 2 CRC Chair position in Law and Social Justice to be held in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts. The successful candidate should have an outstanding and innovative research program in law and social justice, and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier 2 CRCs are "exceptional emerging researchers" who at an early phase of their careers (i.e., within 10 years of completing their PhD) have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be leaders in their field. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work with the Department and the Faculty to prepare the formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.

The appointment, commencing July 1, 2011, will be a full-time probationary position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Tier 2 CRC positions are for five-year terms, and are renewable once.

For the duration of the CRC, the successful candidate will be granted reduced teaching responsibilities.

The Department of Sociology seeks a dynamic and visionary researcher with a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology who will engage in critical, sociologically-informed scholarship in the area of law and social justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a highly productive research program, to provide effective teaching and mentoring to students, and to contribute to the service and outreach mission of the University.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Arts. Home to some of the leading Sociologists and Criminologists in Canada, our faculty and students form an active and collegial community committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Further information concerning the Department, the Faculty, and the University may be obtained from

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Women are particularly encouraged to apply or to be nominated. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages) appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Richard Sigurdson, Dean,
Faculty of Arts
310 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T5V5
Phone (204) 474-9271
FAX (204) 474-7590

Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will behandled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

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