This post-doctoral research opportunity will contribute to growing the water resilience and governance research program in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. It will be situated within the Water Resilience Lab under the supervision of Dr. Julia Baird, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Human Dimensions of Water Resources and Water Resilience. This position will engage the successful applicant in a productive and exciting program of research, with specific roles and responsibilities to contribute to scholarly writing; to design and prepare funding proposals for SSHRC and other funding organizations; to conceptualize and carry out research projects; to mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants; and, to contribute actively to knowledge mobilization. The post-doc will be a valuable member of several collaborative research teams working within the areas of water resilience and governance.
• A Ph.D. in environmental studies, sustainability science, geography, or a related field
• Experience, and a keen interest, in pursuing research related to social-ecological resilience and/or
water resilience and water governance
• Experience in using quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Experience in preparing research proposals for funding agencies
• Interest and an affinity for working in inter- and transdisciplinary research teams
• Ability to work effectively across several projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills.
• Research experience and expertise in human dimensions of water resources on agricultural
• Experience supervising research assistants
• Experience in community-engaged research projects and community partnerships
• Experience leading workshops/meetings with a wide range of participants (academic, policy,
• Competency in speaking and writing in French considered an asset.
Terms of employment: This is a one-year, full-time appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, subject to performance and funding. Health benefits are available. Additional support will be provided for any required travel/research expenses. The position is available immediately, with a negotiable start date. As a result, applications will be reviewed as received.
Location: Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University (with the possibility to work remotely).
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.
Application: Please submit a statement of interest (2 pages maximum), CV and two recent examples of written work (published works preferred but not required) by email to Julia Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org). Direct inquiries about the position prior to submitting application materials are welcome.