RGCS Postdoctoral Fellowship and Fellows

 

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political science for academic year 2019-20. The fellowship is renewable for 2020-21, conditional on satisfactory progress. The Fellow will receive a salary of $C 55,000 per year as well as benefits and a $C 5,000 research fund each year.

The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, to maintain an active research and publication agenda, and to take full part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP). The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, possibly an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible.

The competition has a preference for political theorists and welcomes applications in all areas of political theory, though fit with the intellectual community of RGCS and with available advisors will be a consideration. It is also open to political and legal philosophers and to researchers in cognate areas of political science (public law or comparative politics of constitutional-level institutions). RGCS has a particular interest in encouraging cross-fertilization between political theory and empirical political science, and applicants whose work does so should explain how it does so in their cover letter.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, one writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to RGCS.McGill [at] gmail.com by January 30, 2019. It is helpful and welcome if the cover letter specifies one or more members of RGCS’ faculty roster from among those listed at the bottom of ( http://www.mcgill.ca/rgcs/faculty ) who might be most appropriate as a research advisor, but the final match with an advisor or advisors may differ.

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies is a unit of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds.

The competition is open with respect to citizenship and nationality, but applications should indicate the applicant’s citizenship. Knowledge of French is an advantage but not required. The fellow will be a postdoctoral researcher; the rule and benefits that accompany that status are available at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows , including information on obtaining a Canadian work permit if necessary. Ph.D. must have been awarded between January 1, 2015 and the date of application, or else the dissertation must have been successfully defended and all requirements for the degree completed by the date of application (i.e. with formal awarding of the degree still pending).

All e-mailed parts of an application including letters of recommendation should include the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applications submitted as one complete Interfolio file are welcome.

 

 

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Past and current RGCS postdoctoral fellows:

 

2018-19:

Samuel Ely Bagg, Political Science

Michael Edward Da Silva, Law

Rob Goodman, Political Science

Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh, Political Science 

 

2017-18:

Samuel Ely Bagg, Political Science

 

2016-17:

Briana McGinnis, Political Science now Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston

Geoff Callaghan, Law now SSHRC postdoctoral fellow, Law, McGill
 

2015-16:

Briana McGinnis, Political Science now Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston

Yann Allard-Tremblay, Philosophy now Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Science, York University

 

2014-15:

Yann Allard-Tremblay, Philosophy now Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Science, York University

Caleb Yong, Political Science now postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Ariel Zylberman, Philosophy now Assistant Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Albany

 

2013-14:

Ariel Zylberman, Philosophy now Assistant Professor of Philosophy, SUNY Albany

 

2012-13:

Daniel Silvermint, Philosophy: Now Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut

Timothy Waligore, Political Science: Now Assistant Professor of Economics, History and Political Science, Pace University

 

2011-12:

Robert Sparling, Political Science: Now Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa

Timothy Waligore, Political Science: Now Assistant Professor of Economics, History and Political Science, Pace University

 

2010-11:

Robert Sparling, Political Science: Now Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa

 

2009-10:

Evan Oxman, Political Science: Now Uihlein Assistant Professor of American Politics, Lake Forest College