Job Title: POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Location: HSC - Central Campus / Remote
Job Type: Limited Term
Employee Group: Pos Doc (Union&NonUnion)
Department: Political Science
Contract Duration: 12 months, with an option to renew for an additional 12 months
Hours per Week: 35
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Digital Society Lab at McMaster University as part of a collaboration between the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering. Successful applicants will be integrated into an innovative and versatile research program at the nexus of digital technology and public policy. They will also be expected to assist in designing course materials, trainee/teacher resources, lesson plans, course syllabi, and curriculum related to the recently launched cross-disciplinary Master of Public Policy in Digital Society program, including its forthcoming executive education stream.
We are seeking two highly qualified individuals to join our team. An ideal candidate would be an experienced social scientist or engineer who has:
a. completed their Ph.D. in either a social scientific- or engineering-related discipline;
b. in-depth technical knowledge about one or more digital technologies OR substantive familiarity with the social and policy implications of one or more digital technologies;
c. experience in curricular design and reform through extra-curricular or co-curricular activities (e.g. post-secondary instruction, teaching assistant positions, co-design activities, educational development offer jobs).
Duration and Funding
The term of the fellowship is two years. Local, national, and international applicants are welcome to apply. Selection will be based upon the candidates’ research potential and fit with the Digital Society Lab and Master of Public Policy program. The salary is $60,000 CAD/year with benefits.
How To Apply
To apply please send your CV, a letter summarizing your research interests (up to 2 pages), two letters of recommendation; at least one of these letters should ideally report on the candidate’s educational design abilities.
Candidates should also submit a summary of a curriculum that they have helped to design or renew. This summary should include at the minimum:
1. An outline of the curriculum including a description of the curriculum (this submission may include curricular documents or other appendices if necessary);
2. A short statement articulating their role in the design or renewal of the curriculum.
Send the full application package online via Mosaic by the posting closing date. Start date to be determined by the faculty supervisor in consultation with the successful applicant. We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
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