The Canada Research Chair on Entrepreneurial Career is looking for a post-doctoral researcher for the academic year 2021-2022 (expected to start in June 2021). This is a renewable position for three years, depending on financial availability. The position is full time but accommodations can be negotiated as needed. Salary conditions are competitive according to Canadian standards for postdoctoral researchers (salary to be negotiated according to profile).
The Chair is part of the Institute for Research on SMEs (InRPME) within the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR). InRPME brings together a team of more than thirty researchers engaged in work relating to SMEs and entrepreneurship, as well as post-doctoral, doctoral, master and research professionals (www.uqtr.ca/inrpme). The Chair offers excellent opportunities for professional development in research, particularly through participation in major academic conferences (AoM, Babson, etc.) and opportunities for publication within structured and dynamic teams.
More generally, UQTR employs around 1,700 people and attracts an ever-growing number of students, exceeding 14,000 registrations (www.uqtr.ca). Its main campus is located in the city of Trois-Rivières. With a population of nearly 140,000 people, located halfway between the cities of Montreal and Quebec, the city of Trois-Rivières offers an exceptional quality of life, a cost of living among the lowest in Canada and a combination of remarkable cultural, sporting, artistic and social activities. The city and the campus are in a French environment, but most people can speak in English. This is a unique occasion to develop proficiency in French.
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Research topics and main functions
The person in the postdoctoral researcher position will have to work on several subjects related to the work of the Chair. In particular, the following work in progress is targeted:
Longitudinal research on the psychological health of entrepreneurs;
The challenges of emerging entrepreneurs;
Training and support for entrepreneurs;
Specific entrepreneurial processes (hybrid entrepreneurship, gender and minority effect, rebound from failure and “serial” entrepreneurship, etc.).
Please note that the Chair is also part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Canadian team) and that work could be considered as part of this annual survey.
The position involves being part of a dynamic research team where teamwork and involvement in all stages of the research are required. In this regard, participation in grant applications, research planning, data collection, analysis and dissemination both to partners and in high-level international conferences and classified scholarly journals are tasks for which the person will have to invest in the team. Activities related to teaching could be considered, but the main emphasis will be on research.
The work of the Chair is mainly carried out within the framework of various surveys and mainly uses quantitative methods. In this context and with regard to the proposed themes, the application should have the following qualifications:
Doctorate completed between 2018 and September 2021, in an appropriate discipline (administration, management, psychology, economics);
Strong quantitative analysis skills, including proficiency in SPSS and the ability to conduct structural equation analyzes;
Strong writing skills in French or English. For French speakers, proven reading skills in English are required;
Publications in scholarly journals or high-level international conferences in entrepreneurship, or in the process of being published;
High intellectual curiosity, versatility and great ability to work in a team.
Other qualifications sought (assets):
Ability to conduct longitudinal analyzes;
Ability to do advanced econometric analyzes (multilevel models, logit/probit, etc.);
Ability to perform configurational analyzes (fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis);
Obtaining research grants or scholarships;
Experience in structured research teams;
Experience working with research partners;
Ability to vulgarize research results.
The other qualifications (assets) will make it possible to decide between the candidates having all the compulsory qualifications
Applications will be accepted until May 16th, 2021. Please provide the following documents in a zipped file attached:
Summary of the thesis;
Three communications/articles published or prepared;
Three contact names for references;
A letter of fewer than two pages describing your skills and interests for the position.
The documents should be sent to Étienne St-Jean, holder of the Chair, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any application submitted after May 16th, 2021, will not be considered for the position but may be retained for other positions in the near future.
Applications will be processed promptly and continuously until May 16th. The start of work will take place around June 1st or later, depending on personal circumstances. Unsuccessful applications will be notified by the end of May.
For any questions about this application, please contact Étienne St-Jean, holder of the Chair, at email@example.com.