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Postdoctoral Scholar: Social Work & Field Education – University of Calgary

Postdoctoral Scholar Social Work and Field Education, Faculty of Social Work 

Job ID: 19311 

Updated: September 18, 2019 

Location: Edmonton 

Position Description 

Area: Social Work and Field Education Duration: 1 year Start Date: November 1, 2019 Salary: $40,000/year plus Plan C extended benefits (single coverage $117.54/month; family coverage $193.31/month) 

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Work Field Education

Job Description: 

The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to Professor Julie Drolet’s research partnership in social work field education, through the projects “Transforming the field education landscape: Intersections of research and practice in Canadian social work field education” (funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant). The goal of this partnership is to integrate research and practice in the preparation of the next generation of social workers by developing partnered research training initiatives that enhance student and trainee research practice knowledge and applied skill development. Responsibilities include managing research ethics applications and amendments, managing a national study in Canada, analyzing qualitative data using Nvivo 12.0, drafting publications and reports, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc.) and other duties as required. 


• Applicants must hold a PhD in social work (or related discipline), and at least one degree in social work (or equivalent). 

• A post-doctoral scholar must commence the appointment within five years of being awarded a Ph.D. degree. 

• Applicants are required to have relevant research and practice experience, and demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment. 

• Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research activities and actively engage in the University of Calgary’s professional development program as opportunities are being offered. 

• The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards. 

Application Details: Applications should include a letter that explains how the applicant’s program of research and publication record, and teaching and social work practice experience, qualifies the individual for the fellowship. Please send, preferably electronically, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of published work, and names and contact information of two referees by November 1, 2019 to: 

Dr. Julie Drolet, Professor [email protected]; (780) 492-1594 Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary 3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 

Additional Information 

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Social Work visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work

About the University of Calgary 

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. 

About Calgary, Alberta 

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.