Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian History

University of Winnipeg


The Department of History at The University of Winnipeg invites qualified candidates to apply for the one-year Riley Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History.  Application Deadline: 1 February 2020.  Position Start: 1 July 2020. Value of award: $45,000 (plus benefits), and $2,000 for travel and research expenses.  Riley Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to reside in Winnipeg for the duration of the award.  For application details see: Riley Postdoc Guidelines   

The H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History promotes public engagement with the study of Canada’s history at the University of Winnipeg and in the wider community.  The Fellowship is made possible by a generous endowment from H. Sanford (Sandy) Riley of Winnipeg, an enthusiastic student of Canada’s history. He is a former Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg and a vigorous supporter of Canada's National History Society. The Fellowship is a component of the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 


The study of History deals with the past - it interprets human affairs and institutions as they change in time. By actively exploring the past we strive to understand the complexities of the present and to anticipate the challenges of the future. The Department of History offers courses designed to lead students, in stages, to an understanding of the historian's craft and of the historical process. As a student of History, you will improve your ability to evaluate evidence and learn how to present your interpretations in clear and logical written and oral arguments. Ever wonder what people who have a History degree do? The Canadian Historical Association has put together some profiles; take a look!

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