Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Rural Immigration and Health

Description of duties:

The Post-doctoral Fellow will work with a multi-disciplinary research team at the University of Toronto Mississauga, the University of Waterloo, and the Newcomer Centre of Peel to examine the health impacts of rural settlement among highly skilled immigrants. Research foci include factors affecting settlement, integration and retention, welcoming communities, and the social determinants of health. The PDF will be responsible for daily project management, recruitment of research participants, collection and analysis of data, supervision of research assistants, and dissemination of research findings.

Working Hours:

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Annual Salary: $50,000
Supervisor and Academic Unit: Kathi Wilson, UTM Department of Geography, Geomatics, and


Required qualifications:

A recently awarded PhD (i.e., within 5 years) in Geography, Planning, Immigration Studies, or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Lived experience or knowledge of immigrant experiences in Canada is considered an asset. Candidates are expected to have expertise in qualitative research methods, immigration research, and/or social determinants of health. A strong publication record is expected.

Application instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and sample publications to be submitted as a single PDF to with subject line “PDF in Rural Immigration and Health”. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of reference directly via email All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by December 9, 2020. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Kathi Wilson (

Term: 1 year (January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021) FTE: 100%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

PDF Rural Immigration and Health

Closing Date: December 9, 2020 

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