Applicants are invited to make submissions to the inaugural Lillian Wright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal Child-Health in York University’s Faculty of Health.
The Fellowship will offer highly qualified candidates interdisciplinary training in the area of maternal-child health and mental well being. Specifically, the fellowship will focus on applied aspects of maternal-child health and mental well being. Priority will be given to candidates whose emerging program of research addresses one or more of the following:
- community approaches to maternal-child health promotion;
- equitable access to services and programs by marginalized populations;
- social support and resilience-building interventions; and
- innovative approaches to policy development in maternal-child health and mental well-being at local, national and international levels.
Successful candidates will be expected to:
- engage in grant writing related to their topic with demonstrated congruence between their theoretical framework and methodological approach;
- participate in knowledge dissemination through manuscript preparation and presentations;
- be actively involved in the Lillian Wright Student Scholars Academy;
- participate in interdisciplinary teams related to maternal-child health;
- demonstrate emerging leadership in bridging research with practise and policy; and
- submit a mid-year and an end-of-year report on fellowship activities.
The Fellowship is open to applicants from all disciplines who have completed their PhD within the past two years and who have relevant prior education/training/professional experience in the above identified areas of postdoctoral focus. It is for one year in total, with a salary of $44,000. Extended health benefits may be available.
Applicants should send the following information to Professor Nazilla Khanlou at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15. 1) Letter of intent outlining their previous experience relevant to the postdoctoral fellowship and their objectives for the one-year fellowship; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information of four references (three should be academic referees); and 4) Samples of their published or in-press manuscripts.
Only successful candidates will be contacted by Aug. 1. The Fellowship is expected to begin in September.