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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Disability Inclusion in Sport


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Disability Inclusion in Sport

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for one-year 0.8 full-time equivalent Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the School of Kinesiology in sport and disability. The expected start date is September 1st, 2017.

This Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is supported through funding provided by the Mitacs Accelerate Internship program and viaSport BC. The successful applicant(s) will work closely with Dr. Andrea Bundon (Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology) and Dr. Caitlin Pentifallo-Gadd (Director of Strategic Investment at viaSport) to conduct research into the sport and physical activity experiences of individuals with disabilities living in British Columbia. The incumbent will be expected to lead the development and implement of a specific research initiative on a larger Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded project.

The salary is CAD $30,000 annually (0.8 FTE) plus eligible benefits1. The work is split between two locations – the School of Kinesiology at UBC (Vancouver campus) and viaSport office (downtown Vancouver). Given the nature of the work, some travel may will be necessary.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (no more than 5 years since being awarded the doctoral degree) in a socio-cultural sport studies, disability studies or another related domain. Sound knowledge and experience of qualitative methodologies are essential. Experience with program evaluation frameworks and/or community-engaged research is an asset. The successful applicant will possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Deadline for applying is July 7th, 2017. Applicants are asked to send a letter of application outlining any relevant expertise, a copy of the curriculum vitae, contact information for two referees, two representative publications (if possible) directly to Dr. Andrea Bundon at

Please address informal inquiries to Dr. Andrea Bundon.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.