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We invite applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship, attached to the SSHRC-Funded Project “Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America: Networks, Localities and Material Culture, c. 1700s-1900s” led from the University of Alberta. Relevant fields of expertise include Canadian History, Native Studies, Material Culture Studies, Anthropology or Art History, with specialist expertise in northern North America and an interest in global history, or other specialisms directly pertinent to this project. The focus of our interdisciplinary research is to illuminate, in new ways, the global circulation of material culture from and through northern North America – and the ways in which this phenomenon has been and is being understood.
The tenure of this 2-year position begins 1 April 2015. The start date ensures that the post-doctoral fellow may participate in the first workshop at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, UK.
We seek candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to defend by January 30, 2015 must provide a letter from their supervisor confirming the timeline for completion.
The successful post-doctoral fellow will be an integral part of the SSHRC-funded research project, assisting with research coordination and selected research activities; these tasks will be in addition to the individual research program undertaken by the post-doctoral fellow. Further information on the SSHRC-funded project or about this position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator Prof Beverly Lemire: email@example.com and by accessing the (temporary) project website: tinyurl.com/ObjectLivesPostDoc
The salary rate is $38,000 including benefits for year 1 and $40,000 including benefits for year 2. Travel and accommodation costs for two scheduled workshops (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford and McCord Museum, Montreal) are provided. Candidates must be prepared to attend both workshops in April 2015 and spring 2016. Additional research funds are available amounting to $4000 for the duration.
The application package must include a covering letter; a CV; a statement of research experience (maximum 2 pages); and a statement of the proposed research program, including the ways it may complement the SSHRC-funded project. The application package should be submitted by email to project administrator Julie-Ann Mercer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must also ensure that 3 letters of reference are received by the deadline, sent separately by their referees either electronically to email@example.com
Materials sent by mail can be directed to the project PI: Prof Beverly Lemire, Department of History & Classics, 2-28 Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H4
Deadline for application: 15 January 2015. Results will be announced in early February 2015.
Julie-Ann Mercer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Social History / Studies