Position InformationPosition Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Resilience Research Centre
Posting Number PTAP2182P Department/Unit Social Work Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
The Resilience Research Centre (RRC), based at Dalhousie University, under the direction of Dr. Michael Ungar, Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, is looking for dynamic individuals with an interest in developing further expertise in research and evaluation related to resilience/protective processes. The focus of the RRC's work is with children and youth living in challenging contexts across culturally diverse settings around the world. For this position, experience with studying child, youth, family and/or community resilience and/or experience analysing social policy related to youth/family resilience is preferred though related types of research experience will also be considered.
This position is ideal for postdocs and early career scholars seeking to gain experience doing original research, publishing, developing funding applications, managing research projects and mobilizing knowledge. The holder of this postdoctoral fellowship will be asked to assist with a study of resilience, policy, social development, and potentially other studies with youth from diverse backgrounds, both in Canada and internationally. At a minimum, applicants should be familiar with designing research methods related to psychological and social processes and analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data and/or conducting policy reviews related to youth and family resilience/wellbeing. Proficiency in English is required. Applicants can be from any discipline, though familiarity with psychological, political, and social factors affecting children, youth and families and prior interest in the study of resilience or related concepts is preferred.
The RRC is an international group of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from more than 20 countries who together collaborate on research and knowledge mobilization projects. Over the last 20 years, the Centre has received over $15M in research funding for mixed methods studies from national funders and helped its overseas partners secure another $8M from domestic and international granting agencies. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to build a strong network of contacts and increase their publications.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Status: Full-time, Postdocs are expected to devote at least 80% of their time to the projects of the RRC while continuing to pursue their own program of research which is expected to extend or build upon the work of the RRC.
Salary Range/Pay Rate $60,000.00 per annum Additional Information
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi'kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www. dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Posting Detail InformationTerm of appointment 1 year, anticipated start date of November 1, 2023
Open Date Close Date 10/31/2024 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/14581Documents Needed to Apply