Employment Posting:
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Employment Type:
Other

Full-Time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Contract in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Date Posted: April 28th, 2021

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nipissing University is pleased to invite applications for a 24-month Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, with the possibility of a 12-month extension. 

The position is supported through funding provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC), and the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) and will primarily support Dr. David Zarifa’s line of research in the areas of postsecondary access and transfer, school-work transitions, and labour market outcomes.  The position will offer extensive opportunities to network and establish working relationships with key stakeholders in the Ontario higher education sector and other established researchers at the universities of Guelph, Toronto, York, McMaster and Statistics Canada.

The successful candidate will have substantive expertise in the areas of sociology of education and social inequality and will have methodological expertise and working familiarity with advanced quantitative research methods and statistics, including longitudinal data analysis.  Experience working with large-scale survey data, complex survey designs, and administrative data sets in a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre are assets.  Experience working with the National Graduates Survey and the Educational and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform are assets.  The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Stata, SAS and/or R. 

For this position, the successful candidate must possess a PhD (or ABD with a defense date set) in Sociology, Demography, Education, or Economics (or a related discipline). 

The position carries an annual salary of $52,900 (plus vacation pay).

Consideration of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Please send your electronic application package consisting of a cover letter outlining your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication, and a list of names and contact details for three references to careers@nipissingu.ca. Additional inquiries can be sent to Dr. David Zarifa at davidz@nipissingu.ca.


Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.

The search committee would like to thank all applications for their interest in Nipissing University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Traci Malkowski, Human Resources Generalist at tracim@nipissingu.ca.