27 June 2001. thanks to JY



Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 08:34:26 +0100
Subject: [CSL] Post-doctoral Fellowship - The Surveillance Project, Queen's University

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The Surveillance Project, Queen's University

Please note the following announcement (also on our Department and Project web sites) and forward either or both of them to anyone or any group that you think may have an interest. Thank you.

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Queen's University

The Surveillance Project, based in the Sociology Department at Queen's University, seek a post-doctoral fellow to join the team researching Surveillance, Risk, and Social Ordering in a Global Information Society, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the Knowledge-Based Economy Strategic Grant theme.

The successful candidate will develop, construct, and contribute to projects in conjunction with team members. These currently include the role of surveillance technology, including biometrics, in capturing the movement of people across borders; electronic commerce, virtual worlds, Internet solicitation and information privacy; the development of smart cards in federal and provincial government departments.

Some knowledge of surveillance and privacy issues is an asset, and applicants should have social science training, preferably a PhD in Sociology. There is a possibility that some teaching opportunities may be available during the tenure of the post-doc.

The position will start in mid-September 2001 with possible renewal for a second year in September 2002. The amount is $26,000 in the first year. For more information see

or contact David Lyon,

Please send a curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of reference, a sample publication or work-in-progress, and a letter of application by August 15 2001 to David Lyon, The Surveillance Project, Sociology Department, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first.

Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians.


Bart Simon Asst. Professor Dept. of Sociology Queen's University Kingston, Ontario phone: 613-533-6000 x77152 K7L-3N6 fax: 613-533-2871