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Post Doctoral Scholar, Faculty of Social Work

Job ID: 31993
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 31, 2024

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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, Districts 5 and 6.


Area:         Youth mental health, child sexual abuse and on-line exploitation: Pathways to Resilience    
Duration:   12 months     
Start date: Summer / Fall 2024    
Salary:       $50,000 CAD per annum, plus University of Calgary Plan C health benefits

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in youth mental health, child sexual abuse and on-line exploitation. 

Job Description:
The School of Social Work, University of Calgary (U of C), in conjunction with the Resilience Research Center directed by Dr. Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University), is offering a one-year post-doctoral fellowship to work with data collected on youth experiences in disclosing child sexual abuse and involvement with child advocacy services. Secondary analysis of mixed qualitative and quantitative data will examine research questions around disclosure processes, mental health and justice outcomes, and differential impacts by type of sexual abuse. Ultimately, identification of resilience pathways will help to inform best practices recommendation for mental health clinicians.

Under the primary supervision of Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos (UofC) the Scholar will communicate and co-ordinate with other sites making this a pan-Canadian endeavour with two ThRIve research incubator labs. Dr. Ramona Alaggia (University of Toronto) and Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina (McGill University) will act as co-supervisors. These labs bring together researchers, practitioners, community partners and students, and will further the mission of the Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma to improve the lives of mistreated children and youth. Opportunities for the fellow include developing research questions and appropriate analytic strategies; conduct analyses; writing with research team for publications; sitting on planning committees; and presenting findings at the Canadian Annual Symposium on Child and Youth Trauma.

A completed PhD, or PhD completed by start date with confirmed timeline for defense is required. 

Application details:  
Individuals interested in this opportunity should submit in pdf format the following via email to Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos at [email protected]

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Any relevant publications

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos: [email protected].

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, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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