Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Indian Ocean World History

The Indian Ocean World Centre, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, welcomes applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Indian Ocean World History starting in September 2017.

This Fellowship presents a unique opportunity to participate fully in the research, publication, and dissemination activities of a world-leading research centre on Indian Ocean World History.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Gwyn Campbell, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History, on various research projects involving the study of human-environment interaction in the history of the Indian Ocean World. Preference will be given to applicants with a broad interest in one of the following themes:  

  • The history of human migration in the Indian Ocean World
  • Ecological crises in Indian Ocean World history

Eligibility

Scholars who received their PhD after December 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by 1 January 2017 in any discipline applicable to Indian Ocean World History and who possess good reading knowledge of a relevant language are eligible to apply. A valid work permit will be required from international postdoctoral scholars for registration.

Salary

The annual salary for this position is $31,500 CAD

Applications must include:

  1. a one-page statement of interest
  2. a full curriculum vitae
  3. an official copy of university graduate transcripts (if provided by the university)
  4. a copy of the doctoral diploma
  5. two letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees
  6. a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages

All materials (besides item 5) should be sent electronically to gwyn [dot] campbell [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Prof. Gwyn Campbell) in a single message under the title: IOWC Postdoctoral Fellowship.  For questions about the Fellowship, please contact gwyn [dot] campbell [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Prof. Gwyn Campbell).

Deadline

Monday, May 1, 2017.

About McGill University

A world-renowned university located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Montreal, Canada, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 21 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse educational environments in North America.


Recruitment of a post-doctoral fellow to work on an in immigration-related project

The Phrixos Papachristidis chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian studies (Department of History and Classical Studies, at McGill University) welcomes applications for a 12-month (renewable once) post-doctoral position. The application deadline is November 20th but the search will continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates are expected to start as early as possible (depending on their residency or immigration status).

The successful candidate will work on a research project exploring the linguistic and sociohistorical dynamics of Greek immigration in Canada between the 1950s and 1970s. This is part of a 4-university collaborative project funded for 2 years by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The fellow will conduct archival and oral history research aiming at establishing a virtual museum of Greek immigration to Canada. The position requires residence in Montreal but research travels to Greece are expected. The fellow will participate in the compilation and analysis of data, organization of interviews, supervision of research assistants, scientific dissemination of results, production of reports to the University and funding authority.

Eligibility:
Scholars who received their PhD after December 2012 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by January 1, 2017, in any discipline of the humanities or related social sciences with a relevance to migration issues are eligible to apply. A valid work permit will be required from international postdoctoral scholars for registration.The position requires fluency in Greek, English and preferably French

Salary:
The position carries a $30,000 CAD annual stipend (plus health and dental insurance plan)
 Travel expenses related to the research project may also be covered.

Application process:

Applications must include:
1) a one-page statement of interest
2) a full curriculum vitae
3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts (if provided by the university)
4) a copy of the doctoral diploma or a letter from the Department Chair specifying the defense date
5) two letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees
6) a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages
 
All materials (besides item 5) should be sent electronically to tassos [dot] anastassiadis [at] mcgill [dot] ca in one single message under the title: Greek Immigration Postdoc.  For questions about the postdoc, please contact Prof. Tassos Anastassiadis at tassos.anastassiadis (at) mcgill.ca.

A world-renowned university located in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Montreal, Canada, McGill University has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 21 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse educational environments in North America.

The Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies was first established at McGill in 1988 by the Papachristidis Family, in honour of, and named for, the late Montreal shipping industrialist. Set within the Dept of History and Classical studies it offers a minor, a summer studies field program and contributes in a degree on Teaching Greek as second language and culture offered through McGill’s Faculty of Education.