Job: Post-doctoral fellowship in Canada: Technology, Work and Family

Call for Applications

Post-doctoral Fellowship – Technology, Work and Family

At UQAM (L’Université du Québec à Montréal) School of Management, MONTREAL RESEARCH UNIT: International Network on Technology, Work and Family (INTWAF), ESG UQAM (https://intwaf.esg.uqam.ca/en/home/)

With Professor Ariane OLLIER-MALATERRE and members of the INTWAF research team (https://sites.google.com/site/olliermalaterre/home)

Recruitment will close when the position has been filled,=

DATES AND MODALITIES

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • 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.

RESEARCH DOMAINS

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-?-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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD 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.

APPLICATION – Send the following documents to ollier.ariane@uqam.ca 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: 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: ollier.ariane@uqam.ca

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