concise statement of research established
and projected; a teaching dossier; and two
writing samples. Please submit all documents in a single PDF file with bookmarks.
In addition, three letters of reference should
be sent under separate cover. Applications
must be received by October 31, 2016 in
order to be considered.
Ryerson University - Post-Doctorate
Fellowship Opportunity: ‘Rights for Chil-
dren and Youth Partnership: Strengthening
Collaboration in the Americas (RCYP)’. The
research project’s main goal is to increase
knowledge of factors, which support or hin-
der the protection of children and youth
rights. It consist of an interdisciplinary col-
laboration between researchers from uni-
versities and governmental, nongovern-
mental and international organizations in
the Caribbean, Central America, as well as
the diaspora populations in Canada - as
these populations are disproportionately
represented in the Canadian judicial and
child protection systems. The RCYP project
seeks to fulfill the following three objec-
tives: i. Develop a comprehensive under-
standing of the social, political, economic
and social protection factors that contribute
to violence against children and youth in
the three regions; ii. Contribute to the cre-
ation of evidence-based policies and institu-
tional practices that respond to violence
against children and youth in the three
regions; iii. Train students from the three
regions in qualitative, quantitative and
mixed research methodologies. The project
invites applications for a post-doctoral fel-
low to join as a member of the governance
committee. The ideal candidate will have
earned a doctorate in Humanities. In addi-
tion, the candidate must also possess strong
knowledge of, and interest in the topic of
violence against children and youth, have a
background in quantitative and qualitative
research, and possess a theoretical under-
standing of North-South relationships. The
successful candidate will need to be able to
adapt to the cultural nuances. The candidate
must be willing and able to travel to Central
America and the Caribbean. This position
involves providing academic and adminis-
trative leadership to the project. Strong sta-
tistical analysis skills, which should include
direct experience working with large survey
or administrative datasets and excellent
data management skills are required.
Knowledge and experience with statistical
analysis software (SPSS), strong familiarity
with qualitative research methods, such as
in-depth interviewing or archival document
analysis and use of qualitative software
(NVIVO10) would be an asset. Applicants
must have strong interpersonal skills: abil-
ity to work and communicate with various
individuals from a number of different dis-
ciplines, technical, educational and cultural
backgrounds. Administrative duties are an
essential component for this position; pref-
erence will be given to candidates that have
a strong administrative skillset. Compensa-
tion: The Fellow will receive an annual sal-
ary of $45,000, plus benefits, office space at
Ryerson University, use of a computer and
full access to Ryerson University library.
They will be supervised by Dr. Henry
Parada and will work closely with research-
ers, collaborators and partner organizations
as well as graduate and undergraduate stu-
dents. The successful candidate will be
required to work from Ryerson University.
The Fellow will be provided with the
opportunity and support to apply for his/
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Memorial University invites applications for
two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor commencing January
2017 or shortly thereafter.
(a) The first position (Reference 2016-009) is in the area of Dynamics and Control, preferably
with expertise in one or more of the following: industrial automation, robotic systems,
biomedical assistive devices, instrumentation and hardware implementations.
(b) The second position (Reference 2016-003) is in the area of solid mechanics, computational
mechanics, and/or continuum mechanics.
Applicants should hold an undergraduate as well as PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering
or a cognate area, with the proven ability for excellence in both teaching and research. In
addition, the successful candidate will be expected to register as a professional engineer
in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Duties will include teaching a range of
undergraduate and graduate courses, developing laboratory facilities, supervising graduate
and undergraduate student research, and undertaking an active, funded research program.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Memorial University is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, and plays an integral
role in the educational and cultural life of the province. Offering diverse undergraduate and
graduate programs to over 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating
environment for learning. St. John’s is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant
cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.
For further information about Memorial, please visit www.mun.ca.
The deadline to receive applications is October 15, 2016. Candidates should forward an
electronic application indicating the position to which they are applying in the subject line
with the correct reference. Applications should include (a) curriculum vitae, (b) a statement of
teaching philosophy and research interests, (c) the names and complete contact information
of three referees, and (d) copies of at least three relevant technical publications. All applications should be forwarded to:
Dr. Yuri Muzychka, Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3X5
REFERENCE: 2016-009 (Dynamics and Control)
REFERENCE: 2016-003 (Solid Mechanics)
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will
be given priority. Memorial University of Ne wfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with
her own grants which complement the
work of this project. Applicants should forward a cover letter, a brief research statement, curriculum vitae, and a writing
sample, as well as have three confidential
academic letters of reference to Dr. Henry
Parada at firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondences should be addressed to: Henry
Parada MSW, PhD, Director, School of
Social Work, Research Centre for Critical
Inquiry and Action, School of Social Work,
Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3. 
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