REPOST: PD401 OC1: Civil Unrest: The State's Use of Force Against its Citizens

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Other, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences 

Department: N/A 

Campus: Other 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 3714 



Position Title: PD401 OC1: Civil Unrest: The State’s Use of Force Against its Citizens

Term: Fall 2022 (September 8 - December 9, 2022)

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 125

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: June 22, 2022

Posting ends: July 2, 2022


Position Summary:


This course is designed to allow students to build upon either their work experience and/or previous security training. In this course, students will learn how to apply use of force theory along with the basic physical skills required to de-escalate/escape, mediate or gain control of human crisis situations. Students will use a multidisciplinary theoretical approach to identify the root causes of civil unrest and the importance of social media. Using case studies as examples, students will learn how to communicate, manage and ensure officer safety mechanisms such as principles of riot control that are set in place during periods of citizens/ civil unrest. Topics include the legal provisions for the use of force, the "fleeing felon" rule, police acts and standards and liability of police use of force. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledgeable and transfer skills to control and prevent civil riots using the appropriate force.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Public Administration, Public Safety, Criminology, Leadership

Qualifications – Others: Doctorate preferred. Significant work experience and/or research in a field related to course content, specifically in law enforcement, in particular areas of use of force, civil unrest, and crowd management. Experience teaching online courses.

Salary: $5236

Application Deadline: June 2, 2022

Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)


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.


Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Scott Blandford

Public Safety

Wilfrid Laurier University


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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

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