Postdoctoral Fellowship – U of Ottawa (Fall 2013 – 12 months)

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Fall 2013 (12 months)

Competition opening for a postdoctoral fellowship financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI), Religion and Diversity Project (Director Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa), at the University of Montreal’s Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, with Solange Lefebvre, Chaire religion, culture et société.

The amount of the fellowship is $25,000 for one year, beginning in the fall of 2013 (+ $10,000 in research contracts) = Total $ 35,000

The recipient must meet the following conditions:

 have completed a PhD that is linked to religion in the public sphere;
 be fluent in English and French (oral and written); a test will be administered;
 provide a CV (with a minimum of two scientific conferences and two accepted scientific publications) and academic transcripts (excellent grade point average);
 have mastered field study methods and demonstrate experience researching within a team;
 will focus on addressing the theme of religion and education. Using Quebec as a case study, it will explore the developments around education and religion in Quebec to ask broader comparative questions in the rest of Canada. The postdoctoral fellow will draw on research already completed by Dr. Solange Lefebvre, as well as by other researchers in the Religion and Diversity Project (MCRI), focusing on addressing gaps in knowledge about Quebec as well as further develop a data base of information about religion and education in the rest of Canada. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to explore the theme of education and religion on a broader comparative basis through research that draws on four ‘diversity’ reports and related documents from Belgium, Quebec, Great-Britain and France. This project is related to the broader Religion and Diversity Project, but is a separately (SSHRC) funded research project led by Dr. Lefebvre. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own related research questions under the broad theme of religion and education.
 submit an application for a postdoctoral fellowship to large funding agencies in the fall 2013, on one of those projects.

Please submit a complete application before June 7th 2013 that includes academic transcripts; a complete CV; a one-page letter in English and in French explaining the applicant’s qualifications to work on the suggested research themes and coordinate the involved projects; a copy of two articles (accepted or published); and two letters of recommendation (one being from the thesis supervisor).

Incomplete or poorly presented applications will not be considered. If the application is satisfactory, we will proceed to an interview with the candidate (in person or on Skype). Please submit a copy of your application to Tess Campeau, Information Officer, by email at

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