Postdoctoral Fellowship available for Indigenous Scholar

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This postdoctoral fellowship is offered within a research project that seeks to better understand how local institutions, both public (municipal) and private (company-created; citizen created) affect mine-community conflict.   The institutions we will look at include municipal programs to promote citizen participation, legally-mandated environmental and social impact assessment processes; community-created institutions; and corporate-run stakeholder consultations. The research project is comparative and examines local institutions in four countries (Canada, Argentina, Chile and Peru).  The Project is financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Term: 1-year (September 2021-2022) Application Deadline: 31 May, 2021 Location: School of International Development and Global Studies, Ottawa, Ontario. Salary: $CAN 35,000/year + employee benefits (as per University of Ottawa requirements) Duties: The majority of time (50%) will be spent on this project, while also allowing time for the postdoc to pursue their own research.  The post-doctoral researcher will review literature on firm-community engagement in Canada, assist in building a dataset of protest events at mining properties in Canada, and will assist in the organization and conduct of field research in the Canadian North (if possible). Required Qualifications: ·         Ph.D. in a relevant social scientific discipline completed by August 2021 (and conferred within the last 5 years).  Relevant social scientific disciplines include geography, political science, sociology, indigenous studies, environmental studies, anthropology or development studies. ·         Due to the nature of the work, Postdoc must be Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis). (See sec. 16.1 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.) ·         Experience working with/researching with/ living in indigenous communities in Canada ·         Knowledge of or interest in mining company – community relationships ·         Preference for a researcher willing to re-locate to Ottawa Application Package: ·         Cover letter ·         curriculum vitae ·         A copy of doctoral diploma or an attestation that a first draft has been submitted ·         A description of the candidate’s postdoctoral research project, 3 pages maxiumum) ·         The names of two references who may be contacted ·         A letter of support from a traditional knowledge keeper or community leader/member who may attest to your engagement with your Indigenous community. Apply: Please address all correspondence by email to Dr. Paul Haslam at Acknowledgement: The University of Ottawa is on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinaabe People