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Researcher Postdoctoral Fellowships (Banting, SSHRC, NSERC & CIHR)

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University (RRU) invites expressions of interest from those wishing to develop Postdoctoral Fellowships through a variety of sources including Banting, SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR.

For a complete job postings and information on how to apply please visit: https://royalroads.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/468

RRU’s mandate is to offer applied and professional interdisciplinary programs with a focus on applied research. With a reputation for innovation, RRU is a leader in online course delivery and attracts career-oriented students, mainly at the graduate level. Guided by the strategic themes of “innovative learning”, “sustainable communities, livelihoods, and the environment”, and “thriving organizations”, RRU integrates research and student learning in a way that solves problems and addresses contemporary challenges head on.

Postdoctoral fellowship programs provide funding to national and international postdoctoral applicants who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth. We seek dynamic, top-tier post-doctoral candidates to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth.

RRU seeks expressions of interest specific to the following research areas:

Dr. Jaigris Hodson (Interdisciplinary Studies), conducts research on digital communication for the public interest and involves multimodal critical discourse analysis of diverse texts, while Dr. Geo Takach’s (Communication and Culture) research and practice concerns environmental communication and its arts-based mobilization. Their project involves interdisciplinary research into climate change, resilience, diversity and colonialism, using critical, multimodal discourse analysis and arts-based approaches to examine how public messages of heroism can actually undermine the public interest by reinforcing societal power imbalances. The researcher will engage in traditional and public scholarship, employing art, video and/or podcasting to increase research impact.

Leslie King, Professor and Director of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work with her on her SSHRC funded research project, Northern Knowledge for Resilience, Sustainable Environments, and Adaptation in Coastal Communities. The research team will develop case studies of coastal communities in Canada, Orkney, Iceland, and Norway focusing on ways in which different knowledge systems are incorporated into governance to promote community resilience and adaptation to rapid environmental and social change. The case studies will be published as a book. Preparation of these case studies will require in depth interviews, focus groups, and analysis of historical and current documents as well as literary sources.

Working with Prof. Brian Belcher, Ashoka Chair in Sustainability Research Effectiveness (SRE), the post-doc will conduct research on the effectiveness and impact of inter- and transdisciplinary research for improved livelihoods, community resilience, and environmental sustainability. They will contribute as a member of the SRE Program to: 1) develop, apply and test theory and methods for evaluating and learning from experience in sustainability research; 2) analyze and evaluate selected national and international livelihoods, community resilience, and sustainability research projects as case studies; 4) contribute to comparative analyses case studies, and; 4) recommend improved approaches and methods for more effective sustainability research.

Working with Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Innovative Learning and Technology, a post-doctoral scholar will focus on a program of study that investigates one or more aspects of the following areas: flexible online learning, the future of higher education, open educational practices, the use of speculative methods in educational technology research, or the phenomenon of online harassment in higher education settings. A mixed methods methodological approach is strongly encouraged. For more on Dr. Veletsianos research visit http:///www.veletsianos.com

Potential candidates for all post-doctoral fellowships will work closely with the Office of Research Services and relevant faculty member to prepare the formal application according to the program guidelines.

Positions are conditional upon approval of the nomination.