IP 642 - The Social Politics of Migration

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: School of Int'l Policy & Governance 

Department: N/A 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 4953 



Position Title: IP 642  "The Social Politics of Migration"

Faculty/Academic Area: School of International Policy and Governance

Department:  N/A

Term: Winter 2023 (January to April)

Days/Times: Wednesday 13:00 to 15:50

Campus: Waterloo

Hours per week: 3 hours/39 total

Anticipated Class Size: 10 to 15

Additional Course Requirements: none



Position Summary:

The course examines the politics of migration ranging from international migration governance regimes to immigration and integration policy at national levels. Attention is given to mechanisms of migration governance, and levers for political change and for enhancing rights and social protection. Some course themes may include citizenship, pluralism and governing diversity; social cohesion and public attitudes to immigration; politics of migrant rights and transnational social movements; securitization and enforcement; and policy responses to contemporary migration and population crises.



Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree or PhD in a related discipline.

Qualifications – Discipline: Political Science, Global Studies, Economics, or relevant Public Policy discipline

Qualifications – Areas of Specialization: Migration, Demography, related area.

Salary: 8,414.99

Application Deadline: October 10th, 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 should be addressed to:

Dr. Colleen Loomis,
MIPP Director,
School of International Policy and Governance,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, Ontario.



To Apply:

Please do not click on the gold "APPLY NOW" button to apply to this position. Please submit the application via the email below.

Dr Colleen Loomis,
MIPP Program Coordinator,
Master of International Public Policy,
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario



This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.


Posted on: Sept 19th, 2022


Posting ends: October 10th, 2022




Please Note:

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. https://www.wlu.ca/about/working-at-laurier/assets/resources/collective-agreement-wlufa-part-time-cas-and-librarians.html

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 indigenous@wlu.ca. 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 equity@wlu.ca. 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 hr@wlu.ca.

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 paused May 1. Should public health recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be brought back on short notice. While proof of vaccination requirements 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. Effective July 1, masks will no longer be mandatory for students, faculty, staff and visitors at Wilfrid Laurier University.  The university's current face covering requirement will be lifted at all of our campuses and locations, subject to any changes in public health conditions.

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 (shermcovid19@wlu.ca). Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources cgruhl@wlu.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers 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.

All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the part-time hiring committee.  Only those applicants recommended for a position will be contacted.

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