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.
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
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 review will begin on February 8, 2021. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Submit application materials to Dr. Heather Aldersey: firstname.lastname@example.org
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