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Post-doctoral fellowship at UQAM, CANADA - Technology, Work and Family

  • 1.  Post-doctoral fellowship at UQAM, CANADA - Technology, Work and Family

    Posted 09-15-2021 12:19

    RESEARCH UNIT: International Network on Technology, Work and Family (INTWAF) at the School of Management of the University of Québec in Montréal:

    Professor Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE and members of the INTWAF research team:


    ·  As soon as possible, over a period of 7 to 8 months (e.g., November 2021-June 2022)
    ·  20 hours per week, compensation according to the candidate's profile.
    · The post-doctoral fellow must reside in Canada during the fellowship. Remote work from anywhere in Canada is possible.
    Francophone applicants are encouraged to also apply for a FRQ post-doctoral grant (deadline October 13) to extend the initial period of the post-doctoral fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship (B3Z), fall 2021 (2022-2023) | Fonds de recherche du Québec | FRQ


    · Autonomous conduct of a research project on one or several of the themes listed below, in collaboration with Professor Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE and colleagues from the INTWAF team who may be interested
    . The post-doctoral fellow will propose and initiate the research project.
    · Possible research collaborations with Professor Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE and colleagues from the INTWAF team on on-going research projects.
    · Contribution to the networking and outreach activities of the INTWAF team and of the Technology, Work and Family community of the Work and Family Researchers Network.
    · Contribution to research outreach at ESG UQAM.


    Axis 1 - Technology and the blurring of boundaries between work and life

    · Sources and forms of border erosion: constant connectivity (smartphones, tablets), context collapse on social media and enterprise social network, work from home and hybrid work (e.g., videoconferences), platform employment and gig economy.
    ·  Digital cultural capital: skills to manage constant connectivity, self-presentation, and privacy.
    ·  Social and gender inequalities vis-à-vis the erosion of borders and digital cultural capital. 

    Axis 2 - Technology and the meaning of work

    ·  Electronic monitoring of employees (e.g., emails, cameras, bossware) and organizational control.
    ·  Algorithmic work (e.g., motivation, psychological health, interpersonal relationships at work).
    ·  Human-machine interactions at work (e.g., anthropomorphizing, perceptions of robots, chatbots and artificial intelligence).

    Axis 3 - Technology and society
    · Surveillance (e.g., facial recognition, e-commerce, social media, social credit systems in China, Africa).
    ·  Attitudes towards privacy and surveillance.
    · Legislation (e.g., right to disconnect, privacy).

    The INTWAF team strives to conduct cross-national or contextualized research, i.e., analysing the context of the country or countries in which the phenomena are studied.

    ·  Ph.D in management, sociology, communication, information systems, psychology, political science or a related field
    · Sound knowledge of the literature in at least one of the research themes listed above.
    · Solid methodological training; ideally, familiarity with qualitative methods and cross-national research.
    ·  Experience in the autonomous conduct of a research project.
    ·  Strong motivation for academic research and ambition to publish in international scholarly journals.
    ·  English: Ability to read scientific literature and write papers in English; ideally, ability to contribute to meetings and present research in English.


    Send the following documents to as soon as you are ready:
    ·  Curriculum vitae.
    ·  Cover letter detailing your skills, experience and identity as a researcher.
    ·  Research project in English (2-3 pages): proposal for a research project (new project or current project to which the INTWAF team can contribute) on one of the research themes listed above and presenting 1) a brief literature review, 2) the objective of the project, 3) the main theoretical framework/approach, 4) expected theoretical and practical contributions, and 5) methodology.
    ·  2 writing samples in English: scientific article, thesis chapter, conference paper; ideally in connection with the research program above.

    Recruitment will close when the position has been filled.
     For any questions, please contact Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE:

    Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, Ph.D
    Université Du Québec À Montréal (UQAM)
    Montréal, Québec, Canada