Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellow in Harm Reduction as Public Policy

As early as September 2018

The Project on Harm Reduction as Public Policy invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellow (supported through Tri-Council funds) at McGill University. The Project on Harm Reduction as Public Policy brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines including law, philosophy and political science to investigate the ways in which harm reduction practice and discourse are increasingly being taken up across a wide range of policy domains including, but not limited to, sexual and reproductive health, sex work, drug use, and physician-assisted dying.

The post-doctoral fellow will engage in a course of independent research related to the project. This could either be qualitative or critical case study analysis, or a study contributing to the understanding of the emergence of harm reduction as a policy framework more broadly. The successful applicant will also supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants associated with the project.

Project Summary:

The Project on Harm Reduction as Public policy brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines including law, philosophy and political science to investigate the ways in which harm reduction practice and discourse are increasingly being taken up across a wide range of policy domains. Examples of the domains examined include, but are not limited to, sexual and reproductive health, sex work, drug use, and physician-assisted dying.

Position Summary:

We are inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (supported through Tri-Council funds) to engage in a course of independent research related to the project. This could either be qualitative or critical case study analysis, or a study contributing to the understanding of the emergence of harm reduction as a policy framework more broadly. The successful applicant will also supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants associated with the project.
Overall supervision will be taken on by the principal investigators associated with the project located at Dalhousie University, McGill University and Simon Fraser University; however, the postdoctoral fellow will be resident at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Faculty of Law at McGill University. The fellow will be provided office space and will have access to the full range of resources offered by McGill University, including library privileges.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have recently completed their doctoral studies * in a relevant area. We invite applicants from a range of disciplines. Experiential knowledge relevant to the subject matter is an asset.

Salary:

50,000 CAD plus benefits. The term of hiring is one year, renewable.
Start Date: As early as September 2018.

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as of June 15th, 2018, until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a one page research proposal, a CV with date of PhD [YYYYMMDD] clearly indicated, a writing sample, transcripts from all graduate studies and the contact information for 3 references.**
Applications should be sent electronically to: Kanita Ahmed at ihsp_pm.med@mcgill.ca. Only complete applications will be considered and only candidates selected for an interview or to gather additional information will be contacted.

* Candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their doctorate was awarded. The following link provides further information on eligibility criteria: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility.

**Any offer to non-Canadian citizens/non-permanent residents is contingent on the candidate obtaining a work permit, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/workpermit

***Once selected, the candidate will be required to fill out an additional application form for the McGill Faculty of Law, found here: https://www.mcgill.ca/law/research/fellows.

Review of application begins from June 15, 2018 until the position is filled

Date of Joining: As early as September 2018
Application Closure: Until the position is filled

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