UBC-O Post Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity for Homelessness Community Based Research Project

Seeking Post Doctoral Fellow for Homelessness Community Based Research Project

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022

Supervisor: John Graham, PhD RSW, Professor and Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, (Okanagan Campus)

We are a team of productive, interdisciplinary scholars working on tri-council funded scholarship in homelessness prevention in the City of Kelowna, in support of the Journey Home platform.

We seek a full time post-doctoral student for a 2 year period with the possibility of renewal, in any social science, health, or professional discipline. The successful candidate would work with an experienced team of social work, nursing, medicine, business administration, social science, engineering, neuroscience, and related disciplines in a multi-nodal homelessness prevention research program centered in Kelowna, British Columbia. We have funding, and the successful applicant could begin January 1, 2020 .

Under the supervision of an experienced and well published Principal Investigator, the candidate would develop further skills in:

1. Project management

2. Community based research design and research processes

3. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis

4. Scholarly publishing in tier one journals

5. Knowledge mobilization

6. Community engagement

We seek applicants with academic potential, strong worth ethics, independence of thought, high emotional intelligence, high capacity to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams, and capacity to work with flexibility in community engaged research whose processes continuously evolve.

Background in homelessness research is useful but not essential. Aptitudes, capacities, cheerful work ethic, and ability to learn are essential.

About the School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is also the only accredited MSW program in British Columbia dedicated to clinical social work practice. Its teaching and research are supported not only by the on-campus interdisciplinary Mental Health Clinic, but a strong record of internationally recognized productivity in child welfare, disability, mental health, and homelessness.

The School is situated within the Faculty of Health and Social Development, a dynamic Faculty comprised of Social Work, Nursing, and Health and Exercise Sciences whose complementary research and teaching interests have shaped numerous collaborations. Ours is a collaborative, collegial environment, and we take seriously our responsibility to provide mentoring and support to faculty, such that their successes are maximized. Further information on the School of Social Work is available at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/socialwork/welcome.html

The University of British Columbia ranks as one of the top 20 public universities in the world. Our Okanagan campus offers an intimate, highly interdisciplinary, and strongly community engaged teaching, learning and research environment, and School of Social Work faculty are leading or involved in many of these initiatives. Students in the program comprise a diverse group with national and international experience who actively participate in shaping our program, our campus, and our community.

With its mild winters and warm summers, the City of Kelowna is one of Canada’s best ‘four season playgrounds’ surrounded by mountains, lakes, forests, orchards, and vineyards. It enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s ‘fittest’ cities as well as being home to world-class wineries, golf courses, and skiing.

Salary will be $45,000 per year plus benefits.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please send a CV and short email of inquiry to john.graham@ubc.ca