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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate (fellow) in the field of leader character. More specifically, we are interested in developing research surrounding leader character and its impact in multiple domains (e.g., Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; teamwork; employee well-being; training and development). The position is available to begin immediately. Information about the Institute’s mission can be found here. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The ideal applicants must already have, or be nearing completion of, their doctorate in organizational behaviour, industrial-organizational psychology, or another related field. Applicants need to provide evidence of strong research skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods, which can be demonstrated in various ways (e.g., prior research projects, doctoral work, publications, or employment experience).  Applicants must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized, and have strong time management skills. 

Applications must include a statement of prior achievements and interests relevant to the Institute for Leadership’s mission. CVs will not be considered without an accompanying statement.

Major/Essential Functions:

The postdoctoral research associate will work collaboratively with faculty and industry partners to conduct research related to understanding character in business leadership. Duties include writing and collaborating on scholarly papers, research reports, white papers, and conference materials. The associate will proactively communicate research findings verbally and in writing to team members, collaborators and funders, and meaningfully contribute to the Institute’s efforts to apply, adapt and comment upon such research for the benefit of student, faculty and public audiences. Planning, conducting and contributing appropriately to scholarly conferences, panel presentations, and academic exchanges will be an important aspect of the position.


Full-Time contract for a 1 or 2 year period. Salary to be negotiated after consideration. 

Applicants are to provide:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A 2 page statement describing the applicant’s research interests and experience, their reasons for seeking a research position with the Institute for Leadership, and how their academic background and research experience aligns with the main interest of the Institute: leader character.
  3. A representative publication or manuscript reflecting substantial authorship by the applicant, preferably one with minimal outside editing.

Send Applications to:

Gerard Seijts
Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey Business School

The Ivey Business School is Canada’s premier business school and is recognized globally for the quality of its management education and research. The School’s major activities include highly regarded MBA, MSc, undergraduate, and doctoral programs, and a diverse portfolio of executive programs. The School is internationally oriented in terms of curricula, research, faculty, and student exchanges, with campuses in London (Canada), Toronto and Hong Kong. Ivey is the world’s second largest distributor of case studies.

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