Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow - Centre for Social Impact

The Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a 2-year limited appointment to support the research mission of the Centre. The preferred start date is May 1, 2018. The Centre for Social Impact aims to: foster education in topics of social impact through our Certificate programs; lead and support research in the topics of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and community development and resilience; enhance the student experience at Smith through outreach and advocacy opportunities; and build networks with peers, professionals and academics working in the area of social impact. More information about the Centre’s offerings can be found at


A successful candidate will fulfill the following requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent Doctoral degree, completed by the start date of the Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Strong writing skills, in both academic and practitioner contexts
  • Demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of topics such as organizational theory and strategy, institutional theory, heritage, culture and traditions.
  • Experience in qualitative research techniques such as interviews and ethnography
  • Experience using qualitative analysis software
  • Prior research experience with Indigenous research is an asset

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Tina Dacin, Director of the Centre for Social Impact to conduct research in topic areas such as culture, heritage, tradition and institutional theory.

This position is located at the Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario. The salary will be CAD 55,000 plus benefits. The PostDoc will also receive a CAD 5,000 stipend toward conference travel and research expenses.

Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

How to Apply

Deadline for applications:
January 31, 2018

Interested persons are asked to submit their application to Dr. Tina Dacin, Smith School of Business, Centre for Social Impact at the email address below.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • One selected publication or working paper that represents your skills and knowledge in the listed topic areas
  • One writing sample of a piece prepared for a non-academic audience (blog, article, briefing note, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Submit your application to:

Dr. Tina Dacin
Director - Centre for Social Impact
Centre for Social Impact