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Postdoctoral Scholar, Werklund School of Education (School and Applied Child Psychology)

Job ID: 27815

Updated: January 16, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Area : School-Base Mental Health
Duration : Three Years
Start date : Immediately
Salary : $55,000/year plus benefits

The Werklund School of Education (School and Applied Child Psychology) at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Scholar or Research Manager in School-Based Mental Health .

Job Description :
Research: The postdoctoral scholar or research manager will have responsibilities in managing a research project including recruitment, coordinating with school divisions and partners, screening, pre/post testing, supervising research assistants, and analyzing data. Additionally, the postdoctoral scholar or research manager will participate in writing manuscripts and in presenting results at conferences. The scholar will report to Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox.

Qualifications :

  • Doctoral degree in school psychology, psychology, education, or related field
  • For the postdoctoral scholar route, the candidate must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent with the 5 years before the start date of this position
  • Passion for applied research spanning the fields of education and psychology as well as well-developed creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong skills in managing and analyzing a large data set.
  • Skill and interest in interacting with school-aged students as well as both a variety of researchers and school staff.
  • Well-developed scholarly writing skills and oral communication to both scientific and education audiences.
  • Independence in time management, self-directed work, in an interdisciplinary environment.

Application details :
To apply, please send the following to the attention of Gabrielle Wilcox, PsyD, NCSP, RPsych ( [email protected] ):

  1. Cover letter,
  2. CV,
  3. Three letters of reference,
  4. Copy of graduate transcript,
  5. Writing sample (e.g., first chapter of doctoral thesis or first author publication), and
  6. A personal statement regarding interest in this interdisciplinary area and research interests (600 word max). We encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Deadline : April 15, 2023

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

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

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The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

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