Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowships in Emerging Disciplines
Advertiser: Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University (SMU)
Field(s) of specialization: Business Economics - Management, General
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 903 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 16 Oct 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 16 Oct 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.
Ad text:

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a Sobey Post-Doctoral Fellow in Emerging Disciplines position in the Departments of Management and Economics. The Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowship in Emerging Disciplines was established to nurture, promote, and advance highly innovative and creative multidisciplinary research in the school. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is part of the broader initiative to grow the research and scholarship impact of the Sobey School and is funded from the historic gift received by the school from the Sobey Family, Sobey Foundation and Sobeys Inc. in 2019. The position is for two years beginning from January 1, 2021. Continuation after the first year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance in the first year. The Sobey Post-Doctoral Fellow will join a Sobey alumni cohort – a community comprised of all beneficiaries of Sobey gifts to the Sobey School of Business.

RESEARCH FOCUS AND JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be working on in the areas of innovation studies and program and policy evaluation. The ideal candidate should have experience in impact assessment, with a strong background in quasi experimental methods, including difference in differences (DID), propensity score matching, regression discontinuity design, etc. The applicant should have advanced knowledge in Stata or R. Knowledge and expertise in innovation studies and innovation policy is an asset. The applicant will be responsible for participating in research on impact assessment of innovation policy. Although this will be the primary research engagement, the applicant is encouraged to participate in other research projects in the areas of evaluation and innovation studies, in addition to pursuing their own line of research.

BENEFITS: The fellowship provides salary stipend of $65,000/year plus conference travel funding of $10,000/year. The successful candidate will be eligible for Saint Mary’s University benefits package. While there are no teaching requirements attached to this position, the Postdoctoral Fellow may have the opportunity to teach one course with an additional stipend as applicable. The Sobey School of Business provides a rich and vibrant research environment with access to a wide array of research databases hosted by the Patrick Power Library.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications should be received by 4:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) on October 16, 2020. The application package should include: i) a cover letter, ii) a curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s education, teaching experience, and list of publications, and iii) up to two current working papers if available. Applicants should also have three letters of reference sent directly by the referees to by the application deadline.

ABOUT US: The Sobey School of Business is the largest business school in Atlantic Canada and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Approximately 2,600 students are registered in the undergraduate program, with another 200 students in graduate programs, including the PhD in Management and several Masters programs. Researchers are committed and supported to publish in superior quality journals. Sobey Postdoctoral Fellowships in Emerging Disciplines are designed to support the most promising new scholars in business, and assist them in establishing a research base at an important stage in their careers. The Postdoctoral Fellow will benefit from the mentorship provided by the research team.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

If you need further information regarding the position, please, contact Dr. Claudia De Fuentes at

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