HR/LY323 BR2: Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms, and the Charter (Winter 2023)

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Brantford, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts 

Department: Human Rights and Human Diversity 

Campus: Brantford 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4043 



Position Title: HR/LY323 BR2: Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms, and the Charter (Winter 2023)

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Liberal Arts

Department: Human Rights and Human Diversity

Term: Winter 2023 (Jan. 1 - Apr. 30)

Days/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00 p - 2:20 pm

Anticipated Class Size: 70

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022

Posting ends: Aug 11, 2022



Position Summary:


This course provides students with an overview of rights and freedoms in Canada, the institutions that have been designed to secure and protect them, and the impact they have had on Canadian society and politics. While the course will focus primarily on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (its origins, content, and impact) other topics may be addressed including human rights commissions and the development of constitutional rights in Canada.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree

Other: Qualifications – Other: MA in Political Science, Law, Law & Society, or a related discipline and at least ONE of the following with respect to the subject matter of the course: i) a record of scholarly research, or ii) prior postsecondary teaching experience.

Salary: $8,414.99 (Stipend)

Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2022


Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV with current contact information (required)
  • Verification of highest degree (required, unless such verification has already been submitted to the Member’s Official file)
  • Cover letter (optional)*
  • Teaching Dossier (optional; but it is used in evaluating candidates. See link to Appendix H below))**

Required for External Applicants

  • CV (required)
  • Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree (i.e., a scanned copy of your official transcripts, a photocopy or digital image of your parchment, or a letter/scan of such letter from the granting institutions on its letterhead) prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.
  • Evidence of good teaching (required)***
  • Names and contact information for references (optional) 


All applicants are assessed using Appendix H of the Contract Teaching Faculty

Collective Agreement. Candidates should consult WLU "Appendix H: Assessment of

CTF Candidates” and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.  

* Please structure your one-page cover letter to CLEARLY and SUCCINCTLY explain how your qualifications and experience relate to the qualifications set out above.

 **HRHD considers a Teaching Dossier to include any of the following: a one- to two-page statement of Teaching Philosophy, one sample course syllabus, an indication of any teaching awards received or for which you have been nominated, copies of official teaching evaluations, copies of all official student evaluations of teaching evaluations for the most recent three year period (if applicable), and up to three letters and testimonials submitted by students and colleagues.

*** If you choose to include Teaching Evaluations from institutions other than Laurier, please include official reports of evaluations for all courses taught for at least the last three years.



Address Applications to:

Dr. Andrew Robinson

c/o Ruth Vigon 


To Apply:


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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. 

Please Note:

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.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Laurier's mandatory vaccination policy remains in effect at this time and will remain in effect until May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements will be paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Responding to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until May 31. 

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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