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Post-doctoral position at Queen’s University

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The Big Data Surveillance research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position, starting fall 2017 based in the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University. This is a one-year term position.

The Fellow will develop innovative multi-media teaching and learning materials related to Big Data Surveillance, led by Professors David Lyon and David Murakami Wood (Queen’s University).

In particular, this will involve embarking on a program of research on some aspect of surveillance and big data, taking a lead role in implementing the Project’s Knowledge Mobilization Plan, grant application writing and generally contributing to the Big Data Surveillance project and other related projects.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of scholars, partners and students associated with the Big Data Surveillance project at Queen’s University, the University of Victoria, Université Laval, University of Ottawa and the University of St. Andrews. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will work with a range of partner organizations that provide opportunities for enrichment and collaboration. 

Applicants should be recent recipients of a doctoral degree in a relevant social science, with demonstrated interest and expertise in critical approaches to surveillance and big data. Education in/experience with digital communication/new media will be an asset. 

Salary is competitive and includes benefits. Subject to availability of funds, and depending on areas of teaching expertise, the successful applicant may be eligible to obtain a part-time contract teaching with the Department of Sociology. Modest funds will also be provided for conference travel, equipment and other research expenses. The fellow will be expected to be in residence in Kingston, Canada, for the duration of the position and be an active colleague within the Surveillance Studies Centre and the Big Data Surveillance project.

Application Deadline is 15 June, 2017. Please send application materials in electronic form to Joan Sharpe, Project Administrator, Surveillance Studies Centre; surveill[at]queensu.ca 

Applications should include a CV, a letter describing suitability for the fellowship, a statement outlining the proposed research project(s), three writing samples and full contact details for three individuals who would be willing to write letters of reference. 

For more information, please contact:

Professor David Lyon, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613-533-6000, ext. 78867

This fellowship is made possible through a Partnership grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


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