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Announcement – Postdoctoral Fellowship

German-Canadian Studies


Postdoctoral Fellow in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations

The Chair in German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg invites qualified candidates to apply for the one-year Postdoctoral Fellow position in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations. Application Deadline: 30 March 2019. Position Start: 1 July 2019 or 1 August 2019.

Applicants may have completed doctoral research on any aspect of Canadian history, German history, or any other national history, or transnational history with any focus such as gender, class, race, environment, economics, law, empire, etc. Applicants are expected to develop a self-generated program of research that explores a German-Canadian aspect of their doctoral work. Alternatively, applicants way wish to begin a new research project that focuses on the German-Canadian perspective of a broader issue (refugee history, business history, international relations, etc.). Previous research in German-Canadian Studies is not a requirement. The Postdoctoral Fellow position in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations is made possible by a generous donation from the Spletzer Family Foundation.

The Postdoctoral Fellow position is open to scholars at an early stage of their academic careers (within ten years of completing their Ph.D.). The position is open to international applicants.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in history or other field relevant to history.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct original research on a topic in German-Canadian history (migration, ethnicity, white settler colonialism, whiteness studies, international relations, transnational networks, transcultural encounters, gender, working-class, economic history, etc.).
  • International applicants will have to apply for a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada upon approval of position.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow must reside in Winnipeg for the duration of the position.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow must present their findings to the wider research community at the end of the position tenure.

SUPPORT

  • $50,000.00 over 12 months.
  • $1,469.00 research costs
  • Office space (shared)
  • UW Library privileges

Applicants should send a cover letter, proposal with timeline, and curriculum vitae to the Chair in German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg: a.freund@uwinnipeg.ca.

Deadline: 30 March 2019

Announcement of results: 15 April 2019

Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation, The University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural urban campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and social and environmental sustainability.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.