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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Gender and Political Behaviour, Department of Political Science

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Job ID: 12019

Updated: April 27, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Gender and Political Behaviour
Duration: One Year
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Annual Stipend: $50,000, plus benefits

A dynamic research team, under the leadership of Melanee Thomas at the University of Calgary, is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral fellow to join our project exploring the links between gender, stereotypes, and political attitudes.

The postdoctoral fellowship would be funded through the University of Calgary Eyes High Postdoctoral fellowship program. The position pays $50,000/year plus benefits for one year, with a possibility of renewal. Support for research and travel is available.


  • PhD in Political Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated research expertise in gender, political behavior, or political psychology.
  • Advanced methodological skills in one or more of the following: survey research, experimental methods, quantitative content analysis, physiological testing. Particular emphasis is placed on survey data analysis and experimental methods.
  • Ability to relocate to Calgary, AB for July 1, 2017 (pending any necessary immigration documents)
  • Ability to read and write in French would be an asset, but not required.

To Apply:

Please send applications electronically to Melanee Thomas at All applicants should provide a current CV and a cover letter explaining their research plans and fit with the team. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendations to be sent directly to Melanee Thomas via email, with the applicant’s name in the Subject line.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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