[Air-L] Post-doctoral fellowship in Canada: Technology, Work and Family

Ollier Malaterre, Ariane ollier.ariane at uqam.ca
Fri Sep 10 14:21:12 PDT 2021

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - Technology, Work and Family - UQAM School of Management, MONTREAL
RESEARCH UNIT: International Network on Technology, Work and Family (INTWAF), ESG UQAM
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., October 2021-June 2022), extendable upon receiving a FRQ or SSHRC scholarship.

·        20 hours per week, compensation according to the candidate's profile.

·        Remote work from anywhere in Canada is possible (a work permit will have to be processed if the applicant is not already a resident).

·        Applicants are encouraged to also apply for a FRQ (deadline October 13) or a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship (deadline September 15) to extend the initial period of the post-doctoral fellowship.


·        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.

APPLICATION - Send the following documents to ollier.ariane at uqam.ca<mailto:ollier.ariane at 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 at uqam.ca<mailto:ollier.ariane at uqam.ca>

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