Weekly Job Roundup

Toronto, Canada:

The School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto, Canada) invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Critical Disability Studies at the Assistant Professor level, effective January 1, 2011. For details, please refer to the job posting.

The closing date for this position is September 30, 2010.

Enquiries regarding this position are to be directed to:

Ms. Regina Pinto,
Administrative Assistant
School of Health Policy and Management
Faculty of Health
York University
Ph: 416-736-5157
E-mail: rpinto@yorku.ca

Bangkok, Thailand:

There is an immediate opening for a full-time position of Asia-Pacific Regional Officer for the Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) project.

D.R.P.I. is a collaborative project working to establish a holistic and
sustainable global system to monitor the human rights of people with
disabilities. D.R.P.I.’s International Coordination Centre is based at York
University in Toronto, Canada. With the support of Disabled Peoples
International – Asia-Pacific Region (D.P.I.A.P.), D.R.P.I. is establishing a
Regional Centre for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. The Asia-Pacific
Regional Officer will work from the Bangkok office.

The D.R.P.I. project is guided by the principle that people with all types
of disabilities and their representative organizations should be actively
involved in all aspects of disability rights monitoring. D.R.P.I. adopts a
holistic approach to monitoring disability rights, focusing on three
inter-related areas: individual experiences (gathering information about the personal experiences of people with disabilities), systems (assessing laws, policies and programs impacting the rights of people with disabilities) and societal attitudes (examining the coverage and depiction of disability in the media). Further information may be found on the project website .

Dr. Bengt Lindqvist (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability 1994-2002) and Dr.Marcia Rioux, Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, M.A. and Ph.D. (Critical Disability Studies), York University co-direct the project.


The position will involve working under the direction of D.R.P.I.’s
Co-Directors and in collaboration with the D.R.P.I. Project Coordinator and other researchers to:

* Coordinate a regional disability rights monitoring training including
the logistics of organizing the venue; participant travel, board and
lodging; printing of materials, etc.;
* Plan and supervise disability rights monitoring projects;
* Liaise with D.R.P.I. project personnel and partners;
* Seek funding opportunities for disability rights monitoring activities;
* Assist national and local organizations of people with disabilities to
apply for and secure funding;
* Offer support to disability rights monitoring activities taking place
in Asia-Pacific;
* Develop and foster partnerships between and among disability rights and human rights organizations in Asia-Pacific;
* Assist with the preparation of reports to funding bodies and
international and regional human rights monitoring mechanisms;
* Raise awareness of disability rights monitoring activities taking place in Asia-Pacific (by, for example, coordinating media campaigns, writing content for the D.R.P.I. website and list serv, attending and presenting at relevant meetings, etc.)
* Other tasks, as required by the Co-Directors or their designate.



1. Experience in project administration and management, organizing events and writing funding proposals;
2. Experience contributing to effective communication strategies including newsletters, reports, websites, etc;
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
4. Understanding of human rights and of disability as a human rights issue;
5. Willing to travel.


1. Citizen or resident of a country in the Asia-Pacific region.
2. A university degree in the area of law, social sciences or other related discipline.
3. Personal experience of disability.
4. Fluency in other languages spoken in the Asia-Pacific region is a strong asset.
5. Pan-Asia-Pacific experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Please note that it will not be possible to cover the cost of the successful candidate’s moving and/or relocation expenses.

We encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, ethnic
minorities and other marginalized groups.

Applications will be accepted until 8 September, 2010

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their résumé to Dr. Marcia Rioux at drpi@yorku.ca
Please indicate “APPLICATION -ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICER” in the subject line of the email.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Dr. Marcia Rioux
Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.)
York University, 4700 Keele St., Suite 5021,TEL Building, Toronto, ON M3J
1P3, Canada
telephone: +1 416 736 2100 extension 20718
email: drpi@yorku.ca