“Local Regulation of Religion” — Postdoctoral Fellowship at Religion and Diversity Project, 2015-2016

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Postdoctoral Fellowship
“Local Regulation of Religion” 2015-2016
Religion and Diversity Project

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This is a call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI), Religion and Diversity Project (Dir. Professor Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa), to be held at the University of Ottawa, supervised by Prof. Lori Beaman.

The project will examine the local regulation of religion, including resistance, negotiation and navigation of that regulation by religious groups. The successful candidate will map case studies across Canada.
The duration of the fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year; the recipient will receive $35,000 for the 12 month fellowship and will begin no later than September 1, 2015.

The recipient:
 Must have completed a PhD, or have strong evidence of near-completion, in religious
studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, or other related discipline;
 Must have demonstrated experience in fieldwork and its attendant research methods as
well as experience conducting fieldwork;
 Will focus on a research project examining the regulation of religion at a local level in
Canada. The majority of the postdoctoral fellow’s time will be spent conducting research related to the themes above.

Please submit a complete application no later than 5pm (EST) July 17, 2015 that includes academic transcripts; a complete CV; a one-page letter 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). Applications may be submitted in English or French.

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 info@religionanddiversity.ca.

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