Overview of the project
The Department of Sociology at Bishop’s University is looking for candidates interested in applying for the 2023-2024 Postdoctoral Research Scholarship by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec Sociétés et Cultures (FRQSC).
The postdoctoral researcher will be working with Dr. Alex Miltsov in collaboration with Dr. Vicki Chartrand, Dr. Genner Llanes-Ortiz, and Indigenous partners on the Unearthing Justices Partnership (UJP): Digital Mapping of Indigenous Grassroots Resources and Supports for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit+ (MMIWG2S+) People project. The goal of the project is to partner with Indigenous-based collectivities to collaboratively organize and mobilize Indigenous-led and Indigenous-based resources and supports to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit + People.
This research partnership seeks to: 1) to center and build on Indigenous families and communities’ existing capacities, strengths, and self-determination to address the murders, disappearances, and violence; 2) to make visible the important work that already exists in Indigenous communities for public education, policy and program innovations, and potential funding; 3) to facilitate connections and networks and the sharing of resources between Indigenous groups and individuals involved in the MMIWG2S+ people work, and 4) to analyze and establish a digital-based infrastructure and other media of resources and supports to address violence against MMIWG2S+ people.
The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for organizing, coordinating, and carrying out interviews. They will participate in qualitative and quantitative content analyses and assist in the literature review, data coding and analysis, and knowledge mobilization. The selected candidate will be trained in research protocols. They will also receive training in advanced statistical analysis and mixed-method research.
Bishop’s University is strongly committed to equity and diversity, and we welcome applications from racialized persons/visible diversity, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic diversity, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people, and (dis)abled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.
We seek an emergent scholar who has sustained interest and expertise in indigenous studies relevant to the goals of the project. Applicants must have training in quantitative methods. They should also be familiar with qualitative and quantitative content analyses. The ideal candidate should be an efficient research team member, who is also capable of undertaking independent empirical research.
Candidates must meet all the eligibility requirements specified by the FRQSC
The application process consists of two stages:
Candidates are invited to submit their initial applications to the UJP team. This application should include the following documents:
1. Current CV
2. Letter of intent, which includes a research statement and confirms the candidate’s eligibility for an FRQSC scholarship
3. A publication representative of the candidate’s research (dissertation chapter, peer-reviewed article, book chapter, etc.)
4. The names and contact of two referees
Please send all the documents in one PDF file to Dr. Alex Miltsov at firstname.lastname@example.org before July 5th (5:00 PM EST)
The selected candidate will submit their application to the Fonds de Recherche du Québec Sociétés et Cultures (FRQSC) before the deadline (TBA, approx. October 7th).
For any inquiries, please contact Dr. Alex Miltsov at email@example.com
Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 0C8