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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary

Job ID: 21892

Area: Race, Diversity, and Equity in Postsecondary STEM

Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension

Salary: $55,000 CAD per year, plus benefits

Canada Research Chair in Creativity and STEM at the Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Science), the University of Calgary is seeking applications for a Postdoc Scholar in Race, Diversity, and Equity in Postsecondary STEM.


The Postdoctoral will be required to play a leadership role in the Race, Diversity, and Equity in Postsecondary STEM research agenda by collaborating on research, mentorship, and knowledge mobilization aimed at advancing the visibility and participation of underrepresented students in postsecondary STEM education.

Depending on funding application outcomes and the applicant’s interests, potential research projects may include:

  1. Involvement with and (leadership opportunities) in:
    1. collaborative and participatory research
    2. multiple phases or aspects of the larger research project including:
  1. Engaging in collaborative and participatory research, including research design, data collection, and analysis
  2. Coordinating knowledge mobilization efforts with and to different stakeholder audiences
  3. Drafting academic papers, manuscripts, and proposals for scholarly journals and conferences
  4. Reviewing and synthesizing literature in relation to the project
  5. Involvement with securing research funding and fostering partnerships
  6. Supervising graduate and undergraduate research assistants

In addition to the above, other tasks that arise may be included to advance the research and transforming the practice agenda

Required Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in science (STEM disciplines, learning sciences, psychology, sociology, critical race studies, or any related field)
  2. Demonstrated interest in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in postsecondary education
  3. Strong communication capabilities with a proactive attitude
  4. Candidates will have outstanding research track records as evidenced by journal publications, conference papers, and other non-traditional knowledge mobilization efforts

Application Procedure:

Please apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link (See below).

Applicants must submit all materials as a single pdf. document and include all the following:

  1. Cover letter including date of availability, suitability, and motivation for the role, including a brief summary of past, current, and future research interests and accomplishments (3 pages)
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s)
  4. Statement of Proposed Research Plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages)
  5. A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education (1-3 Pages)
  6. Writing Sample (which may include samples of creative/artistic work) (1-2 samples, 35-page cumulative max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)
  7. The name and contact information of three (3) referees who have knowledge of your research and academic experience.
Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Calgary
Country Canada
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Science (STEM: Learning Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Critical Race Studies
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility PhD degree
Deadline Open Until Filled

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