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Postdoctoral Scholar, Social Work and Field Education, Faculty of Social Work

Job ID: 25170

Updated: March 16, 2022

Location: Edmonton

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Area: Social Work and Field Education
Duration:  1 year
Start Date: June 2022
Salary: $40,000/year plus University of Calgary Plan C Health Insurance Benefits

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Work Field Education. This position will work at the Faculty of Social Work's Central & Northern Alberta Region offices, located in Edmonton Alberta.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to Professor Julie Drolet’s research partnership in social work field education, through the projects “Transforming the field education landscape: Intersections of research and practice in Canadian social work field education” (funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant). The goal of this partnership is to integrate research and practice in the preparation of the next generation of social workers by developing partnered research training initiatives that enhance student and trainee research practice knowledge and applied skill development. Responsibilities include managing research ethics applications and amendments, managing a national study in Canada, analyzing qualitative data using Nvivo 12.0, drafting publications and reports, contributing to knowledge mobilization activities (peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc.) and other duties as required.

In this role you will be expected to engage in full-time research activities and actively engage in the University of Calgary’s professional development program as opportunities are being offered. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards, including research grants.


  • Recent PhD* in social work or related discipline (e.g., social work, counselling or clinical psychology; nursing); and at least one degree in social work (or equivalent).
  • A post-doctoral scholar must commence the appointment within five years of being awarded a Ph.D. degree.
  • Relevant research and practice experience and demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written, analytical and oral communication skills.

*Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines before submitting your application. 

Application Details:

Preliminary inquiries by e-mail are welcome. Please contact Dr. Drolet directly if you have questions or interest in applying for this position. 

Dr. Julie Drolet, Professor 
[email protected]; (780) 492-1594 
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary 
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Please submit your application as a single PDF on or before 11:59 MDT Tuesday June 14, 2022 via email to Dr. Julie Drolet at [email protected]

Your application must include:
•    A letter of interest describing how your program of research, publication record, teaching and social work practice and experience fits with this position 
•    A current curriculum vitae (CV)
•    Copies (unofficial is ok) of diplomas/university certificates; 
•    Sample of published work; and,
•    Name and contact information for two (2) references to support your application.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

Additional information
The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website. 

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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