Mount Allison University: Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University invites expressions of interest from recent PhD graduates who would like to pursue an externally-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mount Allison. Canadian Studies at Mount Allison is an ideal venue for postdoctoral scholars who have a particular interest in undergraduate education and who are pursuing research relevant to Canadian Studies. Canadian Studies at Mount Allison is also an ideal venue for postdoctoral scholars who want to be involved in a close-knit academic unit with numerous opportunities for faculty-level participation in university life.

The Centre for Canadian Studies is a dynamic presence on campus and beyond. The Centre organizes an annual series of special events and activities, including visiting speakers, special public lectures, and conferences. The Centre works closely with the Canadian Studies program, which offers Major, Minor, and Honours Thesis programs to Mount Allison students. For more information, see http://www.mta.ca/canadianstudies/centre/ and http://www.mta.ca/canadianstudies/ .

To the successful postdoctoral candidate, Canadian Studies and Mount Allison University will provide:
•       Additional funds for postdoctoral research expenses
•       Office space and access to department facilities and resources
•       The possibility to teach a Canadian Studies course in your area of expertise, as well as possibilities for other teaching in Canadian Studies (Note that a stipend salary would accompany any teaching responsibilities.)
•       Faculty-level access to all library services and professional development workshops, such as those offered by the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre
•       The opportunity to sit on committees such as the Canadian Studies Advisory Committee or the Faculty of Arts Student Research Symposium Committee

Description:
•       Applicants must apply for an external postdoctoral fellowship (SSHRC, Banting, FQRSC, etc.) as the primary financing of their postdoctoral research. A member of the Mount Allison Canadian Studies faculty (Dr. Christl Verduyn, Dr. Andrew Nurse, Dr. Andrea Beverley) would be the postdoctoral supervisor for the fellowship.
•       Applicants must have a postdoctoral research project that aligns with the expertise of Mount Allison’s Canadian Studies faculty.  Interest in undergraduate education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning would be assets.

Candidates interested in taking up a postdoctoral fellowship in 2015 should contact us before August 29, 2014. Please send your cv and a cover letter to: canadianstudies@mta.ca

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