Queen's University, Department of History
Global History Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Global History Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-23
Department of History
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
The Department of History at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a Post- doctoral Fellowship in the field of Global History. The fellowship provides opportunities to participate in an intellectually stimulating environment with a vibrant community of faculty and graduate students and to conduct research, write, and teach in global history. The successful candidate will also be affiliated with the Global History Initiative (GHI) at Queen’s University, which provides an interactive arena for institutional partnership, faculty exchange, thematic conferences, and graduate workshops. While temporal and thematic specialization is open, the candidate’s research should address historical processes and phenomena that cannot be contained within nation- states. We particularly welcome applicants with an interest in the theory and methodology of global history. The fellowship is for a two-year appointment beginning on September 1, 2021. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s specialization.
The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach a one-term course per year in global history in the Department of History, consisting of an introductory first-year lecture course on 19th and 20th century global history in winter 2022 and a more specialized course on a topic of the candidate’s choice in the second year of the fellowship. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the Department seminar series and in the activities of the Global History Initiative. The value of the fellowship in 2021-2022 will be $35,601. The teaching stipend is determined by the collective agreement and is approximately $8,400 per one-term course for a total of approximately $44,000 per year. An additional $2000 per year has been allocated for academic travel and research. The Department’s Nugent Bequest Committee has set aside $5,000 for the fellow to organize a workshop or symposium in either year of the fellowship under the auspices of the Global History Initiative. Applicants must have completed a PhD in History or a cognate discipline prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Post-doctoral fellow Collective Agreement governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement (Faculty, Librarians and Archivists) Between QUFA and Queen’s University.
Applications should be submitted electronically and include: 1) a cover letter of application that outlines current or proposed research project(s) to be pursued during the fellowship and ideas for courses in global history the candidate would be interested in teaching in the second year of the fellowship; 2) a complete and current curriculum vitae; 3) letters of reference from two referees; and 4) a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier.
Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Please direct inquiries to the chair of the selection committee, Professor Amitava Chowdhury, at
Applications will be received until May 2, 2021. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of History can be found at the departmental website.
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies