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One-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity at York University

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: January 7, 2011


Applications are invited for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship beginning in January 2011 with the project "Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices".

This seven-year project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under the Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI).

The international interdisciplinary team is led by Dr. Pat Armstrong at York University. The team includes academics from five Canadian provinces, three American states, the U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway. It includes people trained in sociology, medicine, social work, history, media studies, philosophy, architecture, health policy and more. Partners in this research are representatives from workers' unions, employer associations, and community  organizations that represent older people.

York University offers a world-class modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada´s most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be $31,500 per annum plus benefits, as per SSHRC compensation guidelines, for this one year position. The project will provide shared office space, an email address, and access to the York library, a photocopier and other office infrastructure.

The successful applicant must have expertise and interest in long-term residential care with a particular emphasis on accountability. He/she will have conducted research in the area of long-term residential care and be willing to actively participate as a team member on an interdisciplinary research team,
engaging in a wide range of research activities including primary research, public meetings, mapping, and conference presentations. The team will use a rapid site switching methodology to identify promising practices in long-term residential care.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their relevant research, experiences and interests, a curriculum vitae, and pertinent reprints, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to
Wendy Winters, MCRI Long-term Care project, 359A York Lanes,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3;
phone: (416) 736-2100 x33890, fax (416) 736 5986.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. Priority consideration is given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada.

Applications must be received by January 7, 2011. Interviews will be conducted at the beginning of January. It is expected that the successful applicant will begin the position as soon as possible in 2011.