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Post Doctoral Scholar, Masculinity Studies in Education, Werklund School of Education

Job ID: 25028
Location: Main Campus
Updated June 20, 2022

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The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area: Masculinities Studies in Education

Duration: Two (2) years with the possibility of renewal, upon review

Start Date: July 1, 2022

Salary: $50,000 per annum plus Plan C benefits and a research stipend of $2,500 plus a one-time moving stipend $2,500. Additionally, funding for knowledge mobilization is available in consultation with Dr. Kehler.


The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Masculinity Studiesin Education.

Job Description:

The Werklund School is a leader in teacher education. Ranked in the top five of Canada’s Education programs (2021), the Werklund School prides itself on providing teacher candidates with a balance of both theoretical and practical understanding of what it means to teach critically and thoughtfully for the youth of the future.

The successful candidate will have expertise in masculinities studies in education, gender, sociology of education, intersecting with qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies, teacher education, practitioner-oriented research, and scholarship.

This position will work closely in collaboration with Dr. Michael Kehler, Werklund Research Professor of Masculinities Studies and provides an opportunity to develop the current research agenda within Masculinities Studies in Education.  Research, current and ongoing, addresses areas intersecting masculinities and gender more broadly with specific lines of inquiry into: body image, adolescent masculinities, homophobia, sport, physical health education, and allyship. This is not an exhaustive list and is open to further areas of inquiry that build on already established research.  In addition to building a clear research agenda, the candidate will work closely with Dr. Kehler to develop and submit collaborative research grants at both the provincial and national level.  With a focus on research development, publications and scholarship, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong emerging research record and moreover, demonstrate excellent initiative in both analytical, organizational, and writing abilities.

In addition to scholarly writing the position lends itself to considerable knowledge mobilization in both the academic and more general public arenas.  Under the guidance of Dr. Kehler, the candidate will participate in collaborative efforts to develop, create, and mobilize research in accessible ways. 

This position is supported by the University of Calgary and the Silver Gummy Foundation.


  • Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant domain of education and/or related field in the social sciences or humanities, within the 3 years immediately preceding the appointment, and must complete all degree requirements before starting the appointment.
  • Propose a well-defined research study that aligns with the current research  
  • Prior research work must be supported by a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • The applicant should be motivated and possess excellent communication skills with the proven ability to work co-operatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.
  • The candidate must physically reside in Canada in order to be eligible to assume this appointment

Application Details:

Please submit your application as a single pdf. document via email to Dr. Michael Kehler [email protected]

All applications must include:

  • Letter of application outlining your interests in the position, including relevant expertise and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A one-page research statement that describes your dissertation research  
  • A one-page research statement outlining the projected plans and possibilities for post-doctoral research in Masculinities Studies in Education
  • A one-page research statement outlining ideas for knowledge mobilization with regard to furthering the research agenda of Masculinities Studies in Education
  • One to two refereed publications reflecting your expertise and writing skills
  • Three letters from referees who have knowledge of your research and academic experience

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for 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 Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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