Graduate Level: SOJE606 BR: Changing the Political Terrain: Approaches to Organizing (Summer 2023)

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts 

Department: Social Justice and Community Engmt. 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5295 



Position Title: Graduate Level: SOJE606 BR: Changing the Political Terrain: Approaches to Organizing (Summer 2023)

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts

Department: Social Justice and Community Engagement

Term: Summer 2023 (July 1, 2023 – August 30, 2023)

Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:50pm

Hours per week/Hours Total: 6 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 25

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Posting ends: February 13, 2023


Position Summary:

This course examines different possibilities for community organizing, exploring the limits and possibilities for each within the Canadian legislative and regulatory environment. It introduces examples, past and present, of how activists have sought social/environmental justice on the local, national and global terrain. Students assess organizing models ranging from not-for-profit charitable organizations to grassroots community initiatives to mass movement mobilizations in relation to the challenges and opportunities each presents for securing funding, empowering marginalized communities and politicizing issues.


Required Qualifications – Degree: MA

Required Qualifications – Discipline: Social and/or environmental justice training in the Humanities or the Social Sciences

Qualifications – Other –

A background in social and/or environmental justice practice is preferred for applicants, particularly in relation to the organizing approach/es and key topics covered in the position summary.


MA required, PhD preferred.


The successful candidate will be expected to familiarize themselves with the SJCE program and work closely with the Graduate Coordinator to ensure assignments reflect the needs of the program.


Note: Individuals who hold a CTF position to teach a graduate-level course will be required to hold Special Graduate Faculty Status. A nomination will be submitted on your behalf by the SJCE program.


Salary: $8848.90 (stipend)

Application Deadline: February 13, 2023


Submit with Application:

  • CV (required)
  • Cover letter (required for external applicants)
  • Contacts of referees (required for external applicants)
  • Teaching Dossier, including course evaluations (required for external applicants)
  • One page summary of proposed course topics (required for external applicants)


Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Address Applications to:


Dr. Marcia Oliver

c/o Nicole Morgan

Questions can be directed to Nicole Morgan ( Please indicate the course number in the email subject line.


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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 


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For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

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