About the Position
The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario invites applications for a twenty-four month limited term appointment as Lecturer/Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2022.
Our department aims to build inclusivity and equity through understanding and respect for diverse identities, and to reflecting this in our approaches to teaching and learning, research and creativity, administration and service provision, and community engagement. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in the recognition that the strongest research, scholarship, and creative activity and the best research training environment require engagement of scholars from diverse backgrounds.
A scholar with a completed PhD (ABD may be considered) in Child and Youth Studies or a related discipline within Social Sciences is preferred (e.g., Social Work, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Black Studies, and/or Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate must be familiar with sociocultural approaches to the study of childhood and youth, with a demonstrated record of successful research and teaching in the areas of systemic issues, culture, and inequality. Applicants will provide evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate university level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the courses listed below, to assist in undergraduate student supervision as required, and to participate in the affairs of the department.
CHYS 3P96 (D2, Fall)
Racism and Constructions of Race
Historical and current construction and effects of race and ethnicity in the lives of children and youth in
Canada and globally.
CHYS 3P27 (D2, Fall)
Policies of Childhood and Youth: Canadian Perspectives
Canadian initiatives in child welfare, education, health and children’s rights within a broader global
context. Roles of national and local governments, non-governmental organizations, professionals, adults and
CHYS 3P31 (D3, Winter)
Practical and Theoretical Issues in Child and Youth Work
Introduction to key issues in policy and programmatic responses, philosophy, values, roles, ethics and tasks.
CHYS 3P38 (D3, Winter)
Children, Youth, and Families
Research on children and youth in families from historical, comparative and contemporary perspectives.
Topics may include theories of the family, comparative family relations, issues of social change and policy
and their impact on children and youth in the context of family life.
The Department of Child and Youth Studies offers undergraduate programs (BA Pass or Honours, BA with Major, BA/BEd) that provide a broadly based interdisciplinary approach that considers theoretical and applied approaches to children and youth within the multiple contexts of culture, the economy, the law, family, school, peer group, and community. With roots in anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, education, psychology, and sociology, the academic focus provides an integration of approaches through which a comprehensive understanding of children and youth can evolve. In addition, the CHYS Graduate Program (MA, PhD) offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of children and youth, providing a theoretical foundation and the application of social science research methods.
About Brock University
Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.”
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.
Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.
What We Offer
Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.
Please apply online using the “Apply” button. Within the online application system candidates must submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests related to departmental programs, selected reprints/preprints of publications, evidence of successful high quality teaching, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references as part of their application (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload). Supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to email@example.com. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 12:01am on June 1, 2022. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Heather Chalmers, Chair of Child and Youth Studies, 905-688- 5550 x3191, email@example.com.
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
Please note that Brock University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment- Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.
Learn more about Brock University by visiting http://www.brocku.ca.
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