Saint Mary’s University: Department of Sociology Post Doctoral Fellowship

Location: Department of Sociology, Saint Mary’s University

Duration of Work: 31 months (full-time)

Start Date: March 15 (or as soon as possible)

Project Title: Violence against women migrants and refugees: Analysing causes and effective policy response

Project Description: This international (joint EU-Canada), mixed-method research project will take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the context of migration, analysing the ways in which insufficient policies and conditions of reception, discriminations and diverse inequalities interact to make certain women more vulnerable to SGBV and less able to access support. The project aims to develop a systematic understanding of the dynamics that (re)produce patterns of violence and foster women’s agency and resistance, which can, in turn, contribute to informed policy recommendations so as to better support the survivors and mitigate the health and social impacts of SGBV. The international Consortium consists of teams from six different countries. The program in Canada is funded by CIHR (Gender-Net Plus Joint Call on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals).

The Post Doctoral fellow will work with the entire Canadian research team (PI and 3 co-applicants based in 3 different universities) and under the supervision of the PI.

Responsibilities will include:

  • overall project coordination and communications;
  • REB applications across four universities;
  • transcribing interviews from four project regions;
  • coding and analysing of surveys from all 4 project regions;
  • coding and analysing of interviews from all 4 project regions;
  • conducting and analyzing key informant interviews (across the country);
  • conducting participant interviews and surveys (in Atlantic Canada only);
  • organizing of translations;
  • synthesizing lit review;
  • drafting interim and final reports and news briefs;
  • conducting the NGO mapping;
  • undertaking some statistical analysis
  • publishing opportunities with the research team

Salary: 42,000 per year plus benefits. A supplement of 2000 will also be provided for the first two years to assist in purchasing additional / external health insurance which does not become available to the candidate until the third year of employment.

Application Closing Date: February 28, 2019 (or until position is filled).

Contact Information: Dr. Evie Tastsoglou ( or Dr. Lori Wilkinson (


Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one example of recent scholarly writing; 4) graduate transcripts; and 5) names and contact information for three referees. Please merge these documents into one PDF file, and send to Evie Tastsoglou cc Lori Wilkinson.

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