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Research Fellow - Migration, Mobility, and the Future of Work

Toronto Metropolitan University - Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration

Location: Toronto - Canada
Salary: CAD$ 58,000 + Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 31st January 2023

The CERC in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites application of interest for a Research Fellow in the broader field of Migration, Mobility, and the Future of Work with a special focus on what has been termed ‘digital nomads’. The relevant candidate will have expertise on the issue of ‘placeless work’, remote work, engagement into digital platforms, with a focus on those people who tend to live in one place but work in another. Expertise on Canada is of interest but applications from people working in other countries or also other world regions are strongly encouraged.

CERC Migration offers an opportunity to pursue new research, develop leadership potential, and collaborate internationally working as part of a research team, headed by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration, and Integration, at Toronto Metropolitan University.

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration (CERC Migration) is led by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou. The program is producing innovative and usable knowledge on the links between migration and post-migration processes, forced and voluntary mobility, internal and international migration, and the role of countries of origin and transit. CERC Migration pays special attention to Canadian realities while also engaging in comparative research with and among other countries in various global regions.

The CERC Migration program at TorontoMet is home to a team of 25 researchers ranging from pre- to post-doctoral and senior level positions, 13 current graduate student scholarship holders, as well as part-time research assistants that support the program’s various projects. The program also hosts internationally recognized researchers, civil society fellows, and early career researchers for research stays throughout the year through its Scholar of Excellence, Global Exchange Fellow, and Civil Society Fellow streams. CERC Migration engages with academic, practitioner, and public audiences through knowledge exchange of webinars, creative storytelling projects, a Policy Brief Series, Working Paper Series, conferences, and training workshops, reaching more than 6,000 scholars, students, policy-makers and representatives of civil society each year.

An Applicant must hold a PhD in the social sciences, with a strong publication and research track record on migration. The candidate must demonstrate comparative perspectives as well as analytical thinking beyond case studies. Fluency in English is required; French knowledge and international experience are assets. Previous experience in research fund raising is also an asset.

Candidates are invited to submit by 5pm January 31, 2023, by email to cerc.migration@ryerson.ca a complete application package, with the following documents combined in one file, including:

  1. a brief CV (2-4 pages)
  2. a brief outline of their PhD or other major research work indicating its main findings and contribution to the field (2-4 pages)
  3. a motivation letter (max 2 pages)
  4. a list of three potential referees

Please use the subject heading line: Research Fellow Future of Work – “your name”

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