City (Metropolitan Area): Ottawa
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: Post-Doctoral
Eligibility: Recent PhD (no earlier than 2014), with dissertation related to one of the thematic areas of this program.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Funding: $40,500 a year
Carleton University’s Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship, to begin October 2017. The fellowship allows you to spend one to two years in residence at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will get to work with a faculty mentor at EURUS.
EURUS is an interdisciplinary institute and therefore welcomes applications from candidates from various backgrounds, including history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics, law, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. However, preference will be given to candidates who possess a regional specialization in the Russian Federation, South-Eastern Europe, or other post-Soviet states.
As a postdoctoral fellow at EURUS, you will be expected to fulfill several responsibilities. Your main duty is to focus on your research and writing. The institute expects that such work will include working with colleagues at EURUS and designing research grant applications. You will also be expected to consult with graduate students working on related research topics and participate in the scholarly life of the institute. Finally, you may be provided an opportunity to teach in an academic program run by the institute, but this will depend on curricular needs.
To be eligible for this fellowship, you must have successfully defended and deposited your dissertation before the position begins in October 2017. Your dissertation should relate to one of the thematic areas previously discussed, and you must have earned your PhD no earlier than September 2014.
The fellowship will initially last a year from October 2017 to September 2018, and you will be provided an annual stipend of $40,500 that includes mandatory benefits. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, following a review of your work and depending on the availability of funds. As a fellow, you will be promised office space (although it may be a shared space), library access, internet access, and computer facilities access.
To apply for the position, you must email your application packet to email@example.com. Your packet should include your curriculum vitae, a research plan for the duration of the fellowship (750-1,000 words), and a scholarly writing sample on a relevant topic. Lastly, you will have to provide two recommendation letters. The application materials are due August 15, 2017. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, click here.
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