Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow - Strategy and Organizations

The Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to advance its research mission. More specifically, the candidate will lead and support research exploring culture with the intent to publish in both academic and practitioner journals. This position requires full-time work in research activities, with opportunities to co-author publications and present research at national and international conferences. Relevant research background includes: institutional theory, culture and qualitative research methodologies. This is a one-year position, with the possibility for renewal for an additional year contingent on achievements. Teaching opportunities may also be available to the successful candidate. 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


The successful candidate has a PhD or equivalent Doctoral degree in a related field, completed by the start date of the posting. They must demonstrate strong writing skills in both academic and practitioner contexts. The candidate must also demonstrate experience in conducting qualitative research and have knowledge in institutional theory, community, culture and traditions. Prior experience working with Indigenous Peoples in a research capacity is an asset.

Location: Queen’s University – Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Area: Strategy & Organizations

Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal

Start Date: September 4, 2018

Salary: CAD$55 000 annually plus benefits. The candidate will also receive a CAD$5000 stipend towards research project or conference travel expenses.

About Smith School of Business and Queen’s University

Queen's University has a long and rich tradition of academic excellence, dating back to a royal charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1841. Smith School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with an outstanding reputation for innovation and quality. Our MSc and PhD programs in Management attract highly qualified research-oriented students in many fields of study. Our undergraduate Commerce program has among the highest entrance standards in Canada and is widely viewed as the country's best undergraduate business program. Queen’s has gained international recognition for its MBA and executive education programs and is fully accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. Smith School of Business is also home to centres focused on analytics, business venturing, social impact, and corporate governance. The learning environment at Queen’s is supported by outstanding library and computing facilities. More information can be found at:

About Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry and learning. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston offers unique waterfront living with many recreational and cultural opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site.

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:
April 30, 2018

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

Applicants should submit:

-One-page Cover Letter

-Current Curriculum Vitae

-Two letters of reference

-One or more examples of scholarly writing that represents your skills and knowledge in the listed topic areas

Submit your application to:

Dr. Tina Dacin, Attn: Simone Parniak
Director - Centre for Social Impact
Centre for Social Impact