Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Social Enterprise and Occupational Justice


The Queen's University Initiative for Social Enterprise & Disability is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to take a leadership role in the delivery of an innovative project positioning social enterprise as an employment intervention for young adults living in social housing. The incumbent will work collaboratively with social housing tenants and community partners to craft the design for a social enterprise that is responsive to community needs, working under the supervision and mentorship of recognized scholars in the areas of social enterprise, community economic development, homelessness, and disability.

Position Requirements: Doctoral degree in Business, Social Work, Rehabilitation Science or a related discipline. Experience in community-based participatory research methods is required. Previous experience in working with young adults, ages 18 – 30 will be an asset, as will knowledge of business management as it relates to non-profit or charitable organizations.

Important Considerations: The candidate MUST meet Mitacs program eligibility criteria for postdoctoral fellows. The applicant should be within 5 years of their PhD date of graduation and must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

This position is full-time (30 hours/week) and may require some local travel. The position is not remote and the successful candidate must be in Kingston, ON for extended periods of time. Position approval is tentative pending receipt of funding.

Remuneration: $45,000/annum + benefits. Position includes $8,000 in designated research expenses; support of 3 master’s students

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Please send any inquiries about the position via email to:

Rosemary Lysaght, PhD

Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON