Job postings and research opportunity: CAW & York University

Job Opportunity with the CAW-Canada Pensions and Benefits Department 

The CAW-Canada is looking to hire a staff person in our Pensions and Benefits Department.  The position will be a 6-month contract, possibly leading to a permanent position. Flexible start dates.

Full information on the position can be found here: CAWpensionMay2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Employment Standards Enforcement

A research partnership studying employment standards enforcement, under the academic direction of Professor Leah F. Vosko, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work, Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, is pleased to announce a competition for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable at York University for the 2013-2014 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.The partnership invites applications from, in particular, interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in the Social Sciences or Law and who have earned a doctorate and have a research background in fields such gender & work, work & society, labour studies, or political economy.  The Fellow will devote all of his/her time to participating in this research partnership involving community legal clinics, worker centres, a private law firm, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, the Law Commission of Ontario, the Ministry of Labour, and academic researchers from seven Canadian universities.


The focus of the research is the enforcement of employment standards in Ontario (i.e., minimum conditions in areas such as wages, working time, and vacations and leaves). The partnership aims to map the nature and scope of ES violations; document enforcement practices in order to identify regulatory challenges; and develop alternative models of enforcement that may be applied in Ontario and other jurisdictions in Canada and internationally.  The candidate chosen will have familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods, including strength in at least one of archival document analysis, in-depth interviewing or survey research.  Once the postdoctoral fellow is established in the position, s/he will have opportunities to collaborate on publications, participate in conference presentations, and engage in other forms of knowledge mobilization.


The Fellow will receive a salary of $45,500, office space at York University, use of a computer and full access to York University libraries. S/he will be supervised by Professor Leah F. Vosko and will work closely with lead community and university based researchers in the Research Partnership as well graduate and undergraduate students.


Applications will be reviewed starting on May 24, 2013 for a position to commence July 1, 2013 (or to be negotiated).  Applicants should forward a cover letter, including a brief research statement, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample, as well as have three confidential academic letters of reference sent, to Kim McIntyre at  All correspondences should be addressed to:

Professor Leah F. Vosko
Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work
618 (Gender and Work Unit)
York Research Tower
York University
Toronto, ON Canada
M3J 1P3

Should applicants wish to send a duplicate e-copy of their applications, they should be forwarded exclusively to

Applications from non-Canadian scholars, as well as scholars with diverse work experience in public sector organizations or NGOs, are welcome.The position is subject to budgetary approval.
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