Position Description: Post-doctoral Fellow –Trade Policy Studies / Economics – Investment and Energy Policies

The China Institute of the University of Alberta is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a one year term with the possibility of extension. Shorter terms may also be considered.

The ideal candidate would have a PhD (or is expected to receive a PhD before appointment starts) in policy studies, political science, economics, international business, or other relevant fields with established research interests in Trade and Investment policies, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Energy Economics. Knowledge of inward and outward investment policies of China would be desirable, as would knowledge relate to China’s various free trade agreements.

The successful candidate would be expected to work with Professor Gordon Houlden, Director of the China Institute and other researchers in conducting research of the Chinese energy sector, Chinese FDI into Canada and economic relations between Canada and China including trade negotiations. This will include Canadian investment policies involving Chinese investment flows into Canada and the Canadian energy sector in particular with regard to potential and actual Chinese investment. Additional research topics may include Chinese outbound investment flows into other regions, and infrastructure investments in Canada to build export and import capacity between Canada and Asia, as well as Chinese energy relationships with China’s other energy partners.

The post-doctoral fellow would also be welcome to conduct research on related topics of his/her own interest if time permits, and would be encouraged to publish while at the China Institute. Fluency in English is required and strong writing and analytical skills are essential.

The post-doctoral position will be accorded salary and benefits in accordance with policies for post-doctoral fellows at the University of Alberta. The China Institute would provide opportunities and some financial support for the fellow to travel to conferences related to his/her field of research on behalf of the China Institute.

Candidates should submit their statement of Interest, C.V., two reference Letters and two relevant publication or writing samples to Ms. Jia Wang, Deputy Director, China Institute at jia.wang@ualberta.ca.