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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Queen's University

Department: International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation - School of RehabilitationTherapy

Description of Area or Topic of Research:

Area: Disability-Inclusive Development

Primary topic focus: Exploring barriers and facilitators to educational opportunities for youth with disabilities in Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa, as a member of a participatory action research team.

Secondary topics: Support for families with children with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries; Employment for youth with disabilities in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djbouti; Evaluation of community-based rehabilitation approaches.

Supervision and Academic Unit: Dr. Heather Aldersey is the primary supervisor and mentor for this post-doctoral fellowship. Dr. Beata Batorowicz is the secondary mentor. Both are based in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Remuneration: The starting salary is $45,000 CAD.

Start Date and Duration of Appointment: Desired start: Feb/March 2021

Duration: One-year term, with the possibility of extension for an additional year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, we will only consider those currently in residence in Canada.

Required Qualifications:

1. Completed doctoral degree in relevant discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, education, rehabilitation science, social work). Preference will be given to individuals with a Ph.D. although other types of doctoral degrees may be considered (e.g., OTD, DPT, EdD, DrPH, DSc)

2. Strong academic record including a record of research activity (e.g.,experience as a research assistant, peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations),

3. Clear interest in disability-inclusive development, family support, community based rehabilitation, and human rights for persons with disabilities

Required Documentation:

1. Cover letter outlining applicant’s interest in the training program

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Academic transcripts

4. Three letters of reference

5. Personal statement describing learning goals for the post-doctoral period, interests in disability-inclusive development, and career aspirations

Application Deadline:

Application review will begin on February 8, 2021. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure:

Submit application materials to Dr. Heather Aldersey: hma@queensu.ca

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible

Application Deadline : 2021-02-28
Institution : Queen's University