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Post Doctoral Fellowship in Exercise and Health Psychology, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 17961

Updated: June 17, 2019

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: Exercise Psychology          
Duration: 1 year, with the possibility of extension based on funding
Start dateThe position is available immediately and the search will continue until a candidate is found. Anticipated start dates range from May-September 2019
Salary: $50,000 CAD/year, plus benefits

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the field of Exercise and Health Psychology.

Job Description:

The central focus of the research associated with this position is examining the role of social relationships and social support in physical activity behavior, social isolation, resilience, and well-being among older adults, including the needs of vulnerable populations. This position will include working with data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a large national study on the health and well-being of older adults in Canada.

Applicants will be expected to work within a team environment and have regular interactions with faculty, other postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students at the University of Calgary, so excellent communication skills are required. Publication of peer-reviewed papers in high-impact scientific journals is an expectation of this position. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to apply for major funding opportunities they are eligible for (e.g., CIHR, SSHRC, AI, Killam). 


  • PhD completed within the last 3-years in exercise, sport, or health psychology, or a related field (e.g., psychology, public health, social work)
  • Experience in statistical analysis including correlation and regression analysis is required
  • Experience in latent variable modeling is preferred
  • Experience in qualitative research is preferred

Application details:  

Applications should consist of a current CV, one-page statement of research experience and interests, contact information for three references, as well as your availability.

Contact Meghan McDonough ([email protected]) with applications and questions about this position.

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 Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

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About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. 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 recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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