Senior Research Associate – Narratives on Migration

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The CERC in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from early and mid-career researchers who work in the broader field of narratives on migration and integration in Canada and in comparative perspective with a special emphasis on the role of social media in shaping those narratives. The relevant candidate should have related expertise in the field of populism and nativism, public attitudes on migration, and with a focus on how these are being shaped in the current context where communication is dominated by the social media. Candidates with expertise in statistical analysis of public attitudes as well as with expertise specifically on the analysis of social media and related specialized software are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

TheCanada 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 [email protected] 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 just the subject heading line: Senior Research Associate, Narratives – “your name”

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