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Call for Volunteers: Award Adjudication Committees

Invitation to serve on the Canadian Sociological Association Awards Adjudication Committees

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) annually presents several awards of recognition for scholarly work and contributions to the field of Sociology. These awards highlight the achievements and honour the work of students, scholars in the early and advanced stages of their career, authors, as well as those working outside of academia.

We are currently inviting members of the CSA to apply for positions on select award adjudication committees which may include (subject to availability); Angus Reid Applied Sociology Award, Canadian Sociology Book Award, and Lorne Tepperman Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award.

The CSA is committed to the values and principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. We recognize that we owe the richness and vibrancy of our Association to the diversity of our membership and encourage applications from historically marginalized groups, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Membership in the Canadian Sociological Association
  • Engagement in the discipline of Sociology;
    • Employed full or part-time in an academic institution OR
    • A practitioner (working in the public, private, and not-for-profit sector) within Canada
  • Possessing the following attributes;
    • A sense of fairness, open-mindedness, and commitment to the discipline of sociology and within academia and the broader community
    • An openness to perspectives across the sub-fields of sociological knowledge to be able to assess nominations without bias as to schools of thought, research approaches, or methodologies
  • Expertise in the area pertaining to the award
  • Previous experience in adjudicating award nominations, although this is not compulsory.
  • The ability to read and comprehend both English and French is an asset but not mandatory


Adjudication Committee Member Role:

  • Each adjudication committee member will be required to sign a confidentiality clause with respect to the nominees, nomination information, and committee deliberations.
  • At least two virtual meetings of the committee will be held with some communication via email. The full process will span from mid-January through early-May.
  • Committee members will be provided with additional guidance pertaining to the specific award they are adjudicating as well unconscious bias and inclusivity training.

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