Postdoctoral Scholar Position
Area: Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Work/Children’s Mental Health
Duration: 2 years
Start date: Early 2016
Annual Stipend: $50,000 + benefits
The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for an Eyes High Post-Doctoral Scholar (PDS) position focused on the study of Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The position is funded by the University’s Eyes High rising stars strategy, which targets the highest caliber candidates specializing in the clinically relevant research pertaining to the field of children’s mental health. This 2-year position must commence in early 2016 and includes stipends of $50,000/year.
The PDS will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Alan McLuckie to focus on several interrelated projects including;
a) Working with a national group of researchers applying scoping and systematic review methodologies along with other quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the state of the intervention/prevention research for children 0-5 at-risk for mental health difficulties.
b) Working directly with mental health service providers who are partnering with our research teams to conduct clinically relevant research related to i) the intersect of children & youth mental health, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care practices, and ii) mental health intervention initiatives pertaining to trauma/PTSD/Operational stress injuries for military members and their families.
c) Working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers specializing in infant, child and youth mental health to conduct a multi-faceted, multi-year study examining a high school sample to identify risk & resilience factors related to serious mental disorders of adolescence.
The PDS will coordinate research projects, conduct literature searches employing citation management programs, develop research protocols, complete ethics submissions, facilitate grant submissions, engage community partners, conduct primary quantitative and/or qualitative analyses using appropriate research software, develop deliverables and engage in knowledge translation and exchange protocols. The PDS will engage in an active program of research that supports the PDS’s development as a researcher evidenced by publishing in top tier referred journals and presenting at national and international level conferences in the field of infant, child and youth mental health.
We are committed to training and supporting the development of the PDS who will be involved in training opportunities focused on children’s mental health including such possibilities as;
a) Co-teaching undergraduate and graduate level clinically-focused social work courses at the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work
b) Trainings hosted by the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education as well as through the teaching hospitals and programs affiliated with the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry (http://www.mathison.ucalgary.ca/ )
The successful applicants will possess a PhD in social work or a related field (e.g., Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy) with demonstrated excellence in the field of child and youth mental health, including recent publications and conference presentations. Prior direct practice-based/clinical experience in child and youth mental health is considered an asset.
Deadline to apply: February 5, 2016
To apply, please send a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests and CV via email to:
Alan McLuckie, MSW, PhD, RSW
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’
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.
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, 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 majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.