You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Course Instructor – PO497y Civil Society and Humanitarian Advocacy

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 10, 2019
Type Part Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $8,226.45 - Honorarium
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
Contact Information
Apply Now!

Course Instructor – PO497y Civil Society and Humanitarian Advocacy

Posting ID : 11321
Position Title : Course Instructor – PO497y Civil Society and Humanitarian Advocacy
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts
Department : Political Science
Term : Winter (January 1 to April 30, 2020)
Days/Times : Tuesdays, 7:00-9:50 pm
Campus : Waterloo
Hours per week/Hours Total : 3 / 36
Anticipated Class Size : 22
Additional Course Requirements : None
Position Summary : According to the United Nations, more than $1.7 trillion dollars was spent in 2017 on arms and armies. That is around 80 times the amount needed to meet the humanitarian aid needs of the whole world. Over the last few decades, civil society organizations have been pushing for people-centered approaches to arms control and disarmament that would save lives and contribute to safer, more equal communities and bring attention to environmental impacts of armaments. Students will explore how these particular global governance challenges have come to be framed as a problem, what actors are engaged, what solutions have been proposed, and what resources are available to support action. Students will also examine the processes and institutions through which action is being taken particularly focusing on role of civil society actors. Finally, the course explores the constraints on this action, and why global responses are often insufficient.
Qualifications – Required : Doctoral Degree
Qualifications – Discipline : Political Science or Global Governance
Qualifications – Other : Demonstrated practitioner experience in an international context is an asset.
Salary : $8,226.45 (if <5 years experience at Laurier)
Application Deadline : 11/13/2019
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.

To Apply :
Address Applications to:
Dr. Patricia Goff, Chair
Department of Political Science and North American Studies
This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
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.
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 who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. 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 seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
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.

To obtain a copy of this job posting in accessible format, please contact

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


Send To Friend Email Print Story

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More