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Postdoctoral Scholar, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 25194
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated April 20, 2022

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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.

Position Description

Area:          Action Research to Prevent Structural Vulnerabilities for Families and Youth

Duration:   2 years 

Start Date   July 1, 2022

Salary:       $55,000 $CAD per year plus Plan C Health Benefits

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in Action Research to Prevent Structural Vulnerabilities for Families and Youth.  

Job Description:

The postdoctoral associate will contribute to Dr. Katrina Milaney’s federally-funded research program on policy and system change interventions for building healthy social and familial relationships as a foundation for prevention of intergenerational dependency and marginalization. The successful applicant will engage in projects assessing pathways and risks for structural vulnerability including evaluating natural supports and family reunification research and interventions for families with children. Other projects are expected to emerge during the appointment period. The goal of these projects is to build positive and constructive strategies to advance social change including changes to policy and service delivery, meant to reduce barriers. This position requires adherence to the principles and values of equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice and community-engaged approaches. Time will also be provided for the postdoctoral scholar to continue to build and advance their own program of work. The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD* in Sociology, Disability Studies, Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Health, Gender or Race Studies, Public Health, or a related discipline by the time of the position start
  • Strong experience with qualitative, participatory and community-engaged data collection and analysis a must
  • Experience with mixed-methods research preferred
  • Expertise in program evaluation, policy analysis  and/or implementation science, preferred
  • Demonstrated competency and skills working with marginalized and equity-deserving groups required
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment with diverse stakeholders required
  • Preference will be given to applicants who identify with an equity deserving group
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application Details:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file with the subject line: Postdoctoral application – [Your name] to Katrina Milaney, Associate Professor at [email protected]

All applications must include:

  • Cover Letter that explains how the applicant’s program of research and publication record is appropriate for the position
  • current curriculum vitae (CV);
  • official or unofficial copy of diploma(s) / university certificate(s); and
  • contact information including email addresses for two (2) references to support the application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position immediately. Application packages will be accepted until 11:59 pm MST April 15, 2022

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.

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 Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

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 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.

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. 

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