Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Economic Development in the Circumpolar North
Position: A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately for a highly motivated and organized individual interested in northern economic development. The successful candidate will contribute to the research program of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development. Research will focus on the preparation a human development index for northern Saskatchewan, in the context of the provincial Norths in Canada the sub-Arctic conditions in other areas. The focus will be on applied research and will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional innovation, and Dr. Greg Poelzer, Professor of Political Studies, of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development.
This position is for one year with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance. The fellowship includes a salary of CDN $40,000 plus benefits. In addition, $10,000 financial support for approved northern research and conference travel will be available.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in economic and social development in rural, indigenous or northern locales. The candidate will be responsible for undertaking a research program that meets the research needs of community and government stakeholders, will contribute to the Centre’s Occasional Paper Series, develop funding proposals, and write articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the U of S for the academic year and to take a leadership role in Centre conferences and workshops.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD (or have a PhD defense date set) in economics, history, public policy, sociology, political studies, geography, environmental management, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will provide evidence of internationally-recognized research capability, an emerging publication record, and a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary research.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to effectively organize, lead, and coordinate research projects that involve multiple diverse stakeholders. Desirable attributes associated with this position’s responsibilities include experience working effectively with including northern and indigenous communities, and a demonstrated ability to secure research funding.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
To Apply: To be considered, please electronically submit, in confidence, 1) your full curriculum vitae, 2) a list of three references who have each agreed to submit a letter of reference on your behalf if requested, 3) complete academic transcripts (at this stage, copies are acceptable), and 4) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the qualifications and are suited for the responsibilities as described to:
Research Officer International Centre for Northern Governance and Development
University of Saskatchewan
Ph. (306) 966-1624
Fax. (306) 966-7780
This Postdoctoral position will be supervised by:
Dr. Ken Coates
Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 181 -101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B8
Phone: 1 306 966 5136 (office)
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a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a strong research cluster, a
vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The U of S
has a reputation for
excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities, and offers a full
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is one of Canada’s
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of Saskatchewan, please visit
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International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, please visit www.usask.ca/icngd.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.