York U: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Canada)

PostdocsMITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival, Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 5 November 2021.

Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival. In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the history of the Regent Park neighborhood and its communities. Regent Park has undergone a revitalization process, changing rapidly from a low-income to a mixed-income neighborhood accompanied by changes to community demographics and urban geographies. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.

York U: Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures & Cultures (Canada)

“JobAssistant Professor of Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, English Department, York University, York, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: January 25, 2020.

The Department of English, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Professorial Stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures to commence July 1st 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research can be situated within the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature in English within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches are especially welcome. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or a related field with a specialization in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who engage Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures from a variety of global perspectives that may include but should not be limited to North America, with demonstrated expertise in theoretical and critical paradigms in Postcolonial and/or World Literature. The successful applicant will direct courses in World Literature and Postcolonial writing at all levels, contribute to curricular development in their area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful applicant shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

York U: Refugee & Diaspora Studies; Human Rights in Middle East (Canada)

“JobThe Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, York, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies

Applicants should have a PhD in any area of the social sciences (or have completed their PhD at the time of the appointment) that engages with the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural processes that produce the displacement of individuals and groups, and the effects of these processes on refugees, illegalized and racialized migrants, and diasporic communities. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in different theoretical approaches that engage critically with human rights, transnationalism, racialization, nationalism, colonialism, diasporas, borders, and nation-states. Knowledge of and publications relating to UN refugee laws, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) is an asset. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Rights in the Middle East

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.

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