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We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow trained in advanced qualitative methods to join our research program to investigate the role of public and private institutions in shaping systems for sustainable development and growth.
This fellowship is funded by a number of existing research grants (two SSHRC Insight Development Grants along with two internal Brock University grants). The postdoctoral fellow will simultaneously work on two major projects: Project AOSTRA and Project Inclusiveness.
Project AOSTRA is related to the role of public and private institutions in shaping technological and social innovations (Project AOSTRA). This project builds on earlier work and therefore data is already collected. Data for this project comprises historical archival data, which were collected across various museums, archives, and libraries in Canada.
Project Inclusiveness is aimed at examining the role of location (building, materiality, and the meaning ascribed to these physical elements by the incumbents) on organizations' goals and practices related to inclusiveness. Qualitative data comprising interviews, observations, and documents will be gathered from four Canadian inner-city libraries for this study.
Data compiled for these projects provide ideal opportunities for new scholarship that would be developed collaboratively between the Postdoctoral Fellow, the principal investigator, and project teams.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be supervised by Dr. Asma Zafar (Principal Investigator of Project Inclusiveness) and Dr. Sylvia Grewatsch (Principal Investigator of Project AOSTRA) at Brock University. It is expected that the successful candidate will work full-time, and in close collaboration with the principal investigators and a team of research assistants. The candidate will divide their time on the two projects as follows: Project Inclusiveness 58%, and Project AOSTRA 42%. Candidates should be enthusiastic about qualitative research, working with community partners promoting social innovation, and be willing to work in a fast-paced and high-productivity environment.
Responsibilities will include:
Successful candidates will possess/demonstrate:
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining their experience and fit for the position, curriculum vitae, contact information for two academic references, and a job market paper via the online application system. To submit interest, please click the orange "Apply" button at the top or bottom of posting. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per upload).
If required, supplemental application information beyond the 5MB limit can be sent to Dr. Asma Zafar (email@example.com) and Dr. Sylvia Grewatsch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 30, 2023. The application deadline is February 1, 2023.
The start date for this position is April 1, 2023, but can be negotiated. Anticipated salary ranges from $45,000-50,000/annum (plus benefits and reasonable research/dissemination expenses), dependent on experience and qualifications. This full-time position (40h/week). This is a two-year position, assuming academic achievement at a level at or above expectations, with a formal review after the first year by both Principal Investigators.
Applicants are required to upload a resume and cover letter as part of the application process.
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The application deadline is February 1, 2023. We appreciate all applications received!With best regards,Asma Zafar and Sylvia Grewatsch
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