Assistant Professor (Research)

Dalhousie University

The College of Social Work in Dalhousie’s College of Well being invitations functions for a five-year restricted time period appointment as an Assistant Professor (Analysis) within the space of ‘social and psychological resilience’ to be held within the College of Social Work. The appointment will likely be a 5-year restricted time period place on the rank of Assistant Professor with the place to start November 1, 2023, or as quickly as attainable thereafter.

Dalhousie College is comprised of 6,000 school and employees amongst its 13 colleges. Present enrollment is eighteen,500 graduate and undergraduate college students. As a part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie is an influential driver of the area’s mental, social, and financial improvement. It’s the largest college in Atlantic Canada and is situated on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq within the coronary heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal metropolis and capitol of Nova Scotia which is dwelling to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia neighborhood, an more and more numerous inhabitants which additionally features a vibrant workforce of individuals dwelling with (dis)Talents.

The College of Well being’s school, employees and college students are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of people, households, communities, and populations via numerous programming with a concentrate on important scientific and social justice, collaborative analysis, and robust neighborhood partnerships. The College of Well being is likely one of the largest colleges at Dalhousie, comprised of eight faculties, one faculty and one program, greater than 200 school members, 80 employees members, and over 3,000 college students.

The profitable candidate can have demonstrated potential and capability to develop and lead a acknowledged analysis program throughout the scope of labor at present being accomplished by the Resilience Analysis Centre ( and that aligns with our strategic instructions throughout the College of Well being and promotes collaboration with exterior companions on this space.

The College of Well being has a core group of College within the space of Well being Fairness and Resilience. The profitable candidate will likely be anticipated to provoke and maintain a robust program of analysis associated to the examine of kid and youth resilience and psychological well being amongst populations who expertise optimistic developmental outcomes regardless of publicity to important adversity. Whereas the place requires the candidate to provoke an progressive and sustainable program of analysis with the help and mentorship of the RRC’s Director, Dr. Michael Ungar, some instructing can even be required. Please verify the College’s web site for extra particulars on the packages supplied by Social Work:

Particularly, the profitable candidate will likely be affiliated with the Resilience Analysis Centre, which research resilience throughout cultures and contexts, emphasizing a systemic understanding of the person and collective elements and processes that defend in opposition to threat and promote restoration, adaptation, and transformation. A significant focus of the Centre is the multisystemic nature of resilience, with tasks that cowl a variety of focal areas, together with organic markers of resilience as associated to little one and youth psychological well being (e.g., epigenetic, neurological and hormonal elements associated to dealing with stress), youngsters’s psychological resilience (e.g., patterns of service use and adaptation amongst little one refugees), social resilience of youngsters, youth and households (e.g., particular person and household restoration after neighborhood violence), and ecological resilience (e.g., the capability of ecological and human methods to work together efficiently when confused). For extra particulars, candidates ought to have a look at the tasks described on the RRC’s web site.

The profitable candidate can have a accomplished PhD (in a related discipline), a background in progressive and authentic resilience analysis, and the capability to acquire exterior analysis funding. Duties of the profitable candidate will embody participating in progressive externally funded analysis that represents excellence on this space and contributing to constructing collaborative analysis partnerships with knowledge-user communities, inside and throughout Dalhousie’s colleges and exterior communities.

Candidates should embody a canopy letter stating {qualifications} and analysis expertise; a curriculum vitae; a press release of analysis philosophies together with a quick define of pursuits and proposed analysis focus.
Please submit your full utility bundle to the PeopleAdmin portal,

Please embody the Search quantity in your cowl letter.

For additional info relating to this place, contact:
Dr. Judy MacDonald, Director
College of Social Work
College of Well being
[email protected]

Dalhousie College commits to attaining inclusive excellence via frequently championing fairness, variety, inclusion, and accessibility. The college encourages functions from Indigenous individuals (particularly Mi’kmaq), individuals of Black/African descent (particularly African Nova Scotians), and members of different racialized teams, individuals with disabilities, ladies, and individuals figuring out as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the variety of our neighborhood. For extra info, please go to

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