Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Alberta

This place presents a advantages package deal discovered at Postdoctoral Fellows Advantages Overview .

Location – This function is hybrid with a mixture of distant and in-person at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to complement our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with function each day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 school and employees, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one in every of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work could have a significant affect on an enchanting cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division

The Group-College Partnership for the Examine of Youngsters, Youth, and Households (CUP) on the College of Alberta is a novel collaboration of researchers, practitioners, neighborhood organizations, funders, and coverage makers throughout Alberta. The Analysis Capability Community (ECN) is a SSHRC funded nationwide interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnership, housed inside CUP, that goals to advance analysis practices inside the early childhood discipline, and social sector extra broadly. The ECN bridges community-university analysis gaps, serving as a central house the place college students, researchers, authorities, and neighborhood organizations can share and entry analysis experience, assets, capability constructing alternatives, and networks. 


The ECN is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow in Analysis (PDF) who’s serious about exploring a program of analysis associated to a number of of the partnership’s 4 thematic areas: i) community-driven and culturally responsive analysis; ii) improvements in analysis capability constructing;  iii) decolonizing analysis, and iv) proof for motion (i.e., rising the worth and use of proof for determination making to enhance apply, packages and coverage).  

The PDF will take part totally in analysis and associated scholarly actions together with neighborhood engagement dialogues, partnership improvement and upkeep, pupil mentorship, educating, main analysis and analysis initiatives, grant writing, analysis coaching and capability constructing, information mobilization (e.g., publications, displays), and undertaking administration. The PDF might be provided a supportive surroundings below the supervision of  Dr. Rebecca Gokiert (ECN Challenge Director & CUP Affiliate Director), that emphasizes gaining and enhancing expertise, important and modern considering, whereas working independently and collaboratively inside the workforce. With high quality coaching and profession improvement being a high precedence of the ECN, the postdoctoral fellow could have entry to alternatives that construct expertise and networks that can make them employable in postsecondary, authorities, and social sectors. 


Analysis and Analysis

  • Supplies experience in community-based participatory analysis and analysis design and methodology.
  • Develops and implements capacity-building alternatives in analysis. 
  • Supplies assist in educating graduate-level analysis programs.
  • Co-creates partnership analysis frameworks and displays partnership affect. 
  • Leads information mobilization actions with a powerful deal with co-publishing and co-presenting. 
  • Organizes and co-facilitates public dialogues, on-line boards, and symposiums. 

Accomplice & Group Engagement

  • Responds to neighborhood requests for analysis assist. 
  • Helps collaborative work with companions (neighborhood, authorities, and/or educational).
  • Screens the surroundings of public coverage, tendencies, and points related to analysis and the companions. 
  • Screens accomplice engagement and helps community improvement. 
  • Coordinates and helps communication between governance committees. 
  • Builds a community of municipal, provincial, and nationwide practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders in analysis and/or early childhood. 

Funding and Mentorship

  • Safe funding alternatives in an effort to improve capability constructing initiatives and modern tasks aligning with the undertaking’s thematic areas.  
  • Supplies steerage and mentorship to graduate/undergraduate analysis assistants, thesis and practicum/internship college students, and analysis volunteers.

This full-time place is out there for a interval of one-year (with chance of renewal). The deadline to use for this place is January 30, 2024, or till an appropriate candidate is discovered. 

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Candidates should possess a doctoral diploma (PhD) in a related self-discipline (e.g., psychology, schooling, public well being, sociology).
  • At the very least 2-3 years of expertise as an engaged scholar with analysis pursuits associated to kids, youth, households and/or communities.
  • Expertise in community-based analysis and/or analysis. 
  • Glorious communication and interpersonal expertise; distinctive writing expertise.
  • Expertise educating and/or facilitating workshops.
  • Sturdy quantitative and qualitative analysis and analytical expertise.
  • Capable of work to tight timeframes and extremely organized. 
  • Capable of work in a workforce surroundings with in depth collaboration and interplay with college students and different neighborhood companions.
  • Sturdy laptop expertise, with experience in statistical evaluation and software program platforms.

Most popular {Qualifications}

  • Candidates ought to have a superb educational file, the start of a publication file, and a deliberate analysis program.

Be aware: On-line purposes are accepted till midnight Mountain Customary Time of the deadline.

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