Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Position available - Saint Mary’s University

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Position Available Post-Doctoral Fellowship   

Location: Department of Sociology and International Development Studies Program, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please note, work is temporarily remote due to Covid19 related restrictions Duration of Work: 1 year (full-time) Start Date: Oct 1, 2020  Project Title: Violence against women migrants and refugees: Analyzing causes and effective policy response 

Project Description: This international (joint EU-Canada), mixed-method research project will take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the context of migration, analysing the ways in which insufficient policies and conditions of reception, discriminations and diverse inequalities interact to make certain women more vulnerable to SGBV and less able to access support. The project aims to develop a systematic understanding of the dynamics that (re)produce patterns of violence and foster women’s agency and resistance, which can, in turn, contribute to informed policy recommendations so as to better support the survivors and mitigate the health and social impacts of SGBV. The international Consortium consists of teams from six different countries. The program in Canada is funded by CIHR (Gender-Net Plus Joint Call on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals).  
The Post Doctoral fellow will work with the entire Canadian research team (PI and 3 coapplicants based in 3 different universities) and under the supervision of the PI.   

Required Skills and Experience: • PhD at hand in the Social Sciences, preferably Sociology or Social Anthropology • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience coordinating team research • Experience with coding and analysis of qualitative interviews • Familiarity with university financial services and understanding of budgeting • Familiarity (through educational or work experience) with the project substantive areas (gender, violence, migration, refugees) will be an asset • Familiarity with writing in the social sciences 

Responsibilities will include: • overall project management and communications, including maintaining community contacts, and consulting with the project’s advisory group • transcribing interviews;  • coding and analyzing key informant and participant interviews;   • organizing interpreting services;  • renewal of REB approvals across four universities;  • some supervising of graduate research assistants   
• updating the project website • maintain project budget and submit expenses to Financial Services • drafting a final report;  • publishing opportunities with the research team 
Salary: 42,000 per year plus benefits. A supplement of 2000 will also be provided to assist in purchasing additional / external health insurance. The current position is for one year to fill-in for a parental leave.  Application Closing Date: September 21st, 2020 (or until position is filled). Contact Information: Dr. Evie Tastsoglou (  
Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one example of recent scholarly writing; 4) graduate transcripts; and 5) names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into one PDF file and send to Evie Tastsoglou. 

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