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Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University
The Lynton R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University in conjunction with the Department of History and Faculty of Humanities is pleased to announce two L. R. Wilson postdoctoral fellowships in Canadian history.
The fellowships will be awarded to candidates able to contribute to the mission of the Wilson Institute. The Institute has as its mission the rethinking of Canadian History within a globalization framework. This perspective involves studying the ways in which Canadians have contributed to and been influenced by transnational or supranational phenomena such as international migration, Diaspora politics, religious movements, changing conceptions of human rights, gender and civil society, popular culture, epidemics, wars, and global finance and trade, to take just a few examples.
Scholars interested in engaging with the mandate of the Institute are invited to apply. The fellowship is open to junior scholars who have received their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2009 or who are scheduled to receive their PhD by 1 June 2011. The two-year appointment to the Institute for Canadian History begins on 1 July 2011 and carries a stipend of $45,500 plus benefits. The fellow will receive $5,000 for research or publication expenses and be eligible to apply for additional travel, research or publication funds from the Wilson Institute.
Each fellow will pursue her/his own research and publishing agenda, teach one one-term course, and contribute to the research and outreach activities of the Institute.
Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly writing, and two (2) letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor. In the covering letter, which should not exceed 1500 words, all applicants must discuss the ways in which they will engage the research mission of the institute, as well as their research and publishing plans while holding the fellowship. Those plans can include preparing the dissertation for publication.
Electronic applications and letters of reference will be accepted. An applicant for any of the advertised positions at the Wilson Institute will be considered for all positions for which she or he is eligible. Only one complete application to the Wilson Institute is necessary. All complete applications received before 18 March 2011 will be assured of consideration. Send to Debbie Lobban, Administrative Assistant, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, Chester New Hall 619, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L9. firstname.lastname@example.org .
McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.
|Interests:||Canadian History / Studies