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Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Psychology (EXPIRED)

Social Justice Centre, Concordia University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 7009
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date January 6, 2020
Job description

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, is currently accepting applications for a 2-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship valued at Can$47,500 per year (plus benefits).

Research program title: “Brilliant Thinkers, Empathic Therapists: What Explains the Gender Gap in Philosophy versus Psychology?”

Areas: developmental psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, metascience


  • Katharina Nieswandt (Philosophy Department)
  • Kristen Dunfield (Psychology Department)

TOPIC: Our interdisciplinary team (philosophy and psychology) plans to carry out an extensive empirical study on the question why so few women study philosophy, especially compared to psychology. We seek to hire an early career researcher who will take a lead role in the data gathering and analysis, as well as publishing results.


  • PhD in Psychology, Philosophy or related fields, completed in January 2015 or after.
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative research, particularly valuable will be skills in constructing, administrating, and analyzing data from survey instruments.
  • Ability to use standard statistical techniques like regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), factor analysis, and structural equation modelling, with software like R or SPSS.
  • Experience in survey construction or other psychometrics-related experience would be an asset.
  • French is not required.


  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia.
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered.
  • The applicant is not holding/or have held any full time Faculty position.
  • PhD must have been completed within the five years preceding the start date of appointment.
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy.

DESIGN: We created a questionnaire to test various hypotheses about the underrepresentation of women in philosophy, especially in contrast with psychology. This will be distributed in three populations:

  1. introductory university philosophy classes,
  2. pre-university philosophy classes,
  3. introductory university psychology classes.

TASKS: The total duration of the study is two years. Our 50-item questionnaire will be administered over 80 times on a total population of over 1,000 students. The survey data will be combined with data from other sources. Your role will be to contribute to: the data collection and analysis, to write, co-author and publish articles in leading journals, and to present our results at conferences.

VALUE: The prestigious Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at Can$47,500 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills. Renewal will be conditional upon satisfactory performance during the first year.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centres. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

How to apply
Application type Email
SUBMISSION PROCESS (1) Please email a single, bookmarked PDF. (2) Please include the documents listed below, in the order in which these are listed. (3) Include reference number 7009 in the subject line. DOCUMENTS: (I) Academic CV. (II) Cover letter, describing your qualification for this project (max. 2 pages). (III) One writing sample or published paper. REFERENCES: In addition, (4) please arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf. These letters should focus on your research. They should be emailed by the referee or a dossier service to the same address as your documents.
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.concordia.ca/sgs/postdoctoral-fellows/...
Contact name Frédéric Côté-Boudreau
Contact email
Time created July 10, 2019, 2:32pm EST
Scheduled expiry date October 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Expired on October 3, 2019, 12:46am EST
Last updated December 3, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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