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Funded PhD Assistantship, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

A PhD Assistantship is available to study the conservation biology of mountain caribou and wolf-caribou dynamics in west-central Alberta and east-central British Columbia. The candidate will satellite-collar and monitor approximately 50 wolves and 50 caribou.

The candidate will also collect primary prey population data through aerial and ground surveys, assemble remotely sensed habitat data, and work closely with provincial, federal, industry and academic stakeholders to contribute to caribou population recovery in a region experiencing rapid industrial development.

PhD Assistantship and project funding is provided by the University of Calgary, University of  Montana, and a consortium of industry partners including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Weyerhaeuser Ltd., Parks Canada, and Shell Canada. PhD stipend provided at $24,000/year + benefits.

Qualifications: B.Sc. in wildlife biology, ecology, conservation biology, or related field; outstanding work ethic; exceptional quantitative skills; and interpersonal skills. Other assets might be field experience with predators and/or ungulates, experience with GIS analyses, remote sensing, GPS and VHF collar data, and scientific writing.

For details contact: Marco Musiani, PhD, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary (403) 220-2604, Lab 220-2475, Email mmusiani@ucalgary.ca, Web http://www.ucalgary.ca/~mmusiani

PhD Position will start Fall 2007 with field work commencing as soon as May 2007. Candidates will be contacted by Dec 31, 2006, and directed to apply for admission to the UofC graduate school.

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GIS Mapping & Social Research Consultant Position

Consultant Posting

Project: Understanding the Early Years
Contract Position: GIS Mapping & Social Research
Contract Duration: 320 hours, Dec 4, 2006 to March 30, 2007
Contract Fee: $ 8,000, plus direct expenses reimbursement
Contractor: Community Social Planning Council

Understanding the Early Years Project

The Understanding the Early Years project is a federally funded research and community capacity building initiative being undertaken by PLAY (Partnership in Learning and Advocacy for Young Children: www.playvictoria.org), focused on gathering, interpreting and sharing meaningful information and resources that can positively affect the early years in local communities.

The project is gathering quantitative and qualitative information from many sources to learn more about our region's children six and under, their parents and the early childhood assets available to them in their communities. Sources of information include:  the Early Development Instrument (EDI), the Parent Interview and Direct Assessment of Children Survey (PIDACS), census data, a PLAY developed inventory of healthy early childhood assets, PLAY reports, as well as our own local qualitative research and maps.

PLAY's local research and data provides opportunities for community dialogue, action planning and collaboration. Using the research and tools available through this project, we are working to engage a wider cross-section of the community to create a region and local neighbourhoods that positively enhance the well being and development of young children. We are developing tools and generating data that will be useful to municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments to foster healthy communities, and that will be beneficial to local organizations who serve young children and families.

The legal sponsor of the project is the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria, a registered charity in BC's Capital region www.communitycouncil.ca. Other key actors instrumental to the project are: the four school districts in our region, academic institutions, local early childhood development committees and the members of the Understanding the Early Years Research Task Group.

The project currently requires the immediate support of a part time research assistant to assist the project with GIS mapping and social research. The assistant will be provided with direction and support from the UEY coordinator and the UEY Research Task Group.

Deliverables

The research consultant will provide support to the UEY project in the following capacities:

  1. Creation of tools and maps from various data sources such as census data, EDI data, the early childhood asset inventory and other possible sources of data meaningful to project goals and needs.
  2. Work with the UEY coordinator and the UEY Research Committee to implement local qualitative research and mapping initiatives.
  3. Assist with preparations for the Community Mapping Report
  4. Provide expertise with statistical analysis
  5. Support decision making on obtaining other sources of data and  necessary software and hardware for data analysis and creation of maps and tools.
  6. Assist the UEY coordinator where required to write reports and communication materials to disseminate research
  7. Attend organizational and committee meetings as required.
  8. Assist with finalizing the early childhood asset inventory
  9. Work with the UEY coordinator to create community early years profiles
  10. Consult with municipalities and other partners to determine interest in sharing data and to ensure that our data is formatted to upload into other applications.
  11. Finalize a template for PLAY maps (including colour schemes etc.)
  12. Support other UEY activities when required.

Selection Criteria

  1. A graduate or masters degree with specialization in social research and GIS mapping
  2. Has at least two years of experience conducting research involving mapping and statistical analysis
  3. Experience using Arcview 8, Excel, Access and SPSS
  4. Ability to communicate research information to diverse audiences (i.e. parents, teachers, the community at large) orally, written and in graphic form.
  5. A specialisation in the social sciences is desirable, and familiarity with the field of early childhood or very interested in the area is beneficial but not required. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
  6. Has a flexible work schedule to accommodate 20 to 25 hours a week.
  7. Available to start beginning of December 2006.
  8. Enjoys working collaboratively
  9. Knowledgeable and upholds ethical research practices and protocols within community and academic environments.
  10. Involvement in community based research is an asset.

Terms

This is a part time contract consisting of 320 hours of work to be completed over four months (December 4, 2006 to March 30, 2007). The consultant should be able to provide between 20 to 25 hours per week (with exception over the seasonal holidays at the end of December). There is a strong possibility that the position will be extended beyond March 2007.

Remuneration is based on an hourly rate of $25.00 per hour, for a total of $8,000.

The research assistant will be required to have their own computer and office space. Access to a computer with all mapping software and necessary project files will be shared between the consultant and the UEY coordinator, as well as a colour printer.

Submission Process

Your expression of interest will include:

  1. your resume,
  2. a letter (2 page maxiumum) demonstrating your interest in the position and relevent research and experience that is related to the position
  3. names and contact information of three references who testify to your experience.

Email your application to: stephanie@playvictoria.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Kindly mark the subject of the email: UEY Researcher Position.

Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by phone.

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Assistant Professor, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization (York University)

Original Post: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=815

Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Home Faculty: Environmental Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Environmental Studies

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2007

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University, Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Indigenous Peoples and Globalization to start July 1, 2007. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment or have equivalent academic or professional experience.

We seek candidates with broad knowledge and experience relating to:

(1) the impacts of globalization (e.g., transnational corporate activities, land privatization, cultural imperialism, biopiracy, internet revolution) on Indigenous communities (i.e., their lands, rights, livelihoods, political and socio-cultural autonomy, gender issues, indigenous knowledge); and/or

(2) local, national and transnational Indigenous struggles (political, economic, environmental, socio-cultural) against or engagements with globalization.

Candidates who take a critical interdisciplinary view of Indigenous Studies, Globalization Studies, and/or International Political Economy, and who can draw upon applied/community experiences, are particularly welcome. Also welcome are applicants whose work focuses on the Global South (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America).

FES is a unique interdisciplinary Faculty that adopts a broaddefinition of “environmental studies” including natural, built, socialand organizational environments and that welcomes diverse perspectivesand approaches. The Faculty has both undergraduate and graduateprograms, and the candidate must be able to contribute to teaching,advising, and research in both programs. More information about theFaculty of Environmental Studies is available at www.yorku.ca/fes.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three references (email address and telephone number) should be sent to the address below by December 4, 2006.

Indigenous Peoples and Globalization Search Committee
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Room 126 HNES
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5679
E-mail: feshires@yorku.ca

Posting End Date: December 4, 2006

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Research Assistant, GIS Mapping & Social Research, Understanding the Early Years

Contract Posting

Program: Understanding the Early Years
Project: GIS Mapping & Social Research
Contract Position: Research Assistant
Term of Contract: December 4, 2006 to March 30, 2007

Understanding the Early Years Program

The Understanding the Early Years program (UEY) is a federally funded research and community capacity building initiative being undertaken by Partnership in Learning and Advocacy for Young Children (PLAY) focused on gathering, interpreting and sharing meaningful information and resources that can positively affect the early years in local communities.

The program is gathering quantitative and qualitative information from many sources to learn more about our region’s children six and under, their parents and the early childhood assets available to them in their communities. Sources of information include:  the Early Development Instrument (EDI), the Parent Interview and Direct Assessment of Children Survey (PIDACS), census data, a PLAY developed inventory of healthy early childhood assets, PLAY reports, as well as our own local qualitative research and maps.

PLAY’s local research and data provides opportunities for community dialogue, action planning and collaboration. Using the research and tools available through this program, we are working to engage a wider cross-section of the community to create a region and local neighbourhoods that positively enhance the well being and development of young children. We are developing tools and generating data that will be useful to municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments to foster healthy communities, and that will be beneficial to local organizations who serve young children and families.

The legal sponsor of the UEY program is the Community Council, a registered charity in BC’s Capital region. Other key players instrumental to the program are: the four school districts in our region, academic institutions, local early childhood development committees and the members of the UEY Research Task Group.

The program currently requires the immediate support of a part time Research Assistant to assist the program with GIS mapping and social research. The Research Assistant will be provided with direction and support from the UEY Coordinator and the UEY Research Task Group.

Deliverables

The Research Assistant will provide support to the UEY program in the following capacities:

  • Creation of tools and maps from various data sources such as census data, EDI data, the early childhood asset inventory and other possible sources of data meaningful to program goals and needs;
  • Work with the UEY Coordinator and the UEY Research Committee to implement local qualitative research and mapping initiatives;
  • Assist with preparations for the Community Mapping Report;
  • Provide expertise with statistical analysis;
  • Support decision making on obtaining other sources of data and necessary software and hardware for data analysis and creation of maps and tools;
  • Assist the UEY Coordinator, when required, to write reports and communication materials to disseminate research;
  • Attend organizational and committee meetings, as required;
  • Assist with finalizing the early childhood asset inventory;
  • Work with the UEY Coordinator to create community early years profiles;
  • Consult with municipalities and other partners to determine interest in sharing data and to ensure that our data is formatted to upload into other applications;
  • Finalize a ‘template’ for PLAY maps (including colour schemes etc.);
  • Support other UEY activities, as required.

Selection Criteria

  • A graduate or masters degree with specialization in social research and GIS mapping
  • Has at least two years of experience conducting research involving mapping and statistical analysis;
  • Experience using Arcview 8, Excel, Access and SPSS;
  • Ability to communicate research information to diverse audiences (i.e. parents, teachers, the community at large) orally, written and in graphic form;
  • A specialisation in the social sciences is desirable and familiarity with, or keen interest in, the field of early childhood is beneficial, but not required. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
  • Has a flexible work schedule to accommodate 20 to 25 hours a week;
  • Available to start beginning of December 2006;
  • Enjoys working collaboratively;
  • Knowledgeable and upholds ethical research practices and protocols within community and academic environments;
  • Involvement in community based research is an asset.

Terms

This is a part time contract consisting of 320 hours of work to be completed over four months (December 4, 2006 to March 30, 2007). The Research Assistant should be able to provide between 20 to 25 hours per week (with exception over the seasonal holidays at the end of December). There is a strong possibility that the position will be extended beyond March 2007.

Remuneration is based on an hourly rate of $25.00 per hour, for a total fee up to $8,000.

Reasonable expenses for travel will be reimbursed.

The Research Assistant will be required have their own computer and office space. Access to a computer with all mapping software and necessary program files will be shared between the Research Assistant and the UEY Coordinator, as well as a colour printer.

Submission Process

Your expression of interest will include:

  • Your resume;
  • A letter (2 page maximum) demonstrating your interest in the position and relevant research and experience that is related to the position;
  • Names and contact information of three references who testify to your experience.

Email your application to: stephanie@playvictoria.org or fax to (250) 360-5606 no later than November 17, 2006, 4pm.  Kindly mark the subject of the email: UEY Researcher Assistant.

Visit websites www.playvictoria.org and  www.communitycouncil.ca for more information.

Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by phone.

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