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Do world-changing work.

Our mission is to translate our research discoveries into applications that provide benefits to society and global communities. We’re seeking to improve the world around us, and we’re looking for your contribution.

Take your career where you want it to go.

Join an exceptional group of colleagues at a university where innovation and excellence are part of the curriculum. In our quest to become one of Canada’s top learning and research institutions, we’re committed to attracting the most talented, skilled researchers we can find, and providing them with the environment to succeed. It’s an energetic, supportive place to grow and develop your career.

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Canada’s greatest city is waiting for you.

With a diverse, growing population, a vibrant economy, a rich cultural landscape and breath-taking natural scenery, Calgary is fast becoming one of the most desirable places in the world to live. Ranked consistently high on “Best Places To Live” lists around the world, Calgary offers world-class career and lifestyle opportunities, recreational settings and amenities. No matter what stage of life you’re in, Canada’s most dynamic city is the perfect place to call home.

Be part of the energy.

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Take advantage of all we have to offer.

Our university recognizes that the foundation for excellence is an environment where your work is supported by mutual respect, partnership and shared accountability. That’s why we strive to provide a workplace that promotes both professional and personal growth.


Everything we do is guided by Eyes High, our vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary, by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

Strategic Research Plan

Our Strategic Research Plan, the roadmap to reach the Eyes High research goals, aims to match our strengths with opportunities, increase our research capacity and create a dynamic research environment to promote research excellence. It provides exciting opportunities for world-leading research in critical areas. Learn more about our research strategy.

Research Support

Our research mission is to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our society and global communities. To that end, we offer comprehensive research support in the form of resources, grants and strategic initiatives. Learn more about our commitment to research.

Academic Plan

The Academic plan, the roadmap to achieve our Eyes High teaching and learning goals, focuses on talent attraction, development and retention, teaching and research integration, interdisciplinarity, leadership, internationalization, connection with community, and sustainability. Learn more about our academic roadmap.

Professional Development

In addition to the training provided by faculty supervisors and departments, the university and its partners provide a variety of professional development opportunities and resources to enrich the postdoc experience. Learn more about the opportunities available.

Benefits and Rewards

Our goal is to offer a work environment that promotes the health and wellness of our postdocs and also supports their personal lives.

  • Our comprehensive benefits program helps take care of the financials, including health, dental, life insurance, and income protection for disability.
  • Our Staff Wellness Centre offers support in key areas of health, including ergonomics, ability management, and health surveillance and promotion.
  • An Employee and Family Assistance Program offers immediate and confidential support to employees and immediate family members, at no cost.
  • Postdocs have access to child and family care services, recreational facilities, and various amenities and services located on right on campus to promote a healthy work/life balance.

A full list of benefits and available support programs can be found here.

Immigration Support

The University of Calgary offers dedicated support for foreign postdocs to ensure their transition to Canada and the university is a smooth one. Learn more including detailed information on each step in the immigration process.


The University of Calgary strives to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and working environment in which there is respect for the dignity of all persons and fair and equitable treatment of individuals in our diverse community. Learn more about our commitment to workplace diversity and employment equity.

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