The Concordia University Research Chair (CURC) in Aging and Public Policy offers a two-year postdoctoral position in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment. The postdoctoral fellow will join a research team studying the institutional and political factors facilitating (or hindering) the development of innovative social policies that improve the autonomy of older individuals in twenty post-industrial countries. This project also involves field work in five countries (Canada, USA, Sweden, France and Japan/Korea). The postdoctoral fellow will complement the expertise of other team members and will contribute primarily to developing the South Korean (or Japanese) component of this research project led by chairholder Professor Patrik Marier. In addition, the fellow is expected to participate in other phases of this research project including: a) the creation of an innovative social gerontological policy index; b) the comparative analysis across countries.
Beyond this research project, the fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Meghan Joy, whose work focuses on urban issues surrounding aging. There are also ample opportunities to participate in the ongoing activities of affiliated research centres, research teams and other CURC research projects, as well as develop networks with research partners: practitioners and managers of social services, community organizations and public agencies.
Academic qualifications required
A PhD in a social science discipline with a research focus on Social Policy; focus on Aging/Social gerontology and Public Policy is an asset.
open until the position is filled but no later than April 1, 2017
Fellowship start date:
no later than July 1, 2017
all documents must be submitted to Cynthia Raso Please include the reference number with your application
One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Cynthia Raso
Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.