Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Civic Engagement and Local Government: Apply by November 22!

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

A CESI-supported research project is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to investigate how Advisory Committees of Council (ACOC), an established part of the municipal government, operate in the City of Guelph and create a framework for municipalities to use when designing ACOCs. The successful candidate will work alongside an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of academic advisors, the City of Guelph Office of the Clerk, and staff and students at the Guelph Lab to lead the design and implementation of this research. The academic advisors include Dr. Leah Levac at the University of Guelph, Dr. Anthony Piscitelli at Conestoga College, and Dr. Sean Geobey at the University of Waterloo. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in collaborative research design, community and civic engagement, local governance, public policy, or public administration.

The 18-month appointment will start on January 9th, 2023.

The required qualifications are:

• Hold a PhD in political science or another relevant discipline 
• Be committed to pursuing justice-oriented research
• Have expertise in primary research methods (interviews, focus groups, surveys) and research design
• Have experience with research ethics applications
• Be a creative thinker, with experience synthesizing research, especially for non-academic audiences (e.g., developing tools, frameworks, and or guides) 
• Have exceptional writing and oral communication in English
• Have excellent project management / organizational skills 
• Demonstrate interest and/or experience in government (especially local government), civic engagement, public administration and/or related topics
• Be interested and/or experienced in community engaged research
• Be interested and/or experienced in group facilitation

Applications close on Tuesday, November 22, 2020 at 11:59pm. For more information, visit the Civic Engagement and Local Government page on the Graduate Studies website.

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