Post Doctoral Fellowship in History, University of Saskatchewan

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan requests applications for the Elizabeth and Cecil Kent Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Britain and the British world. This fellowship is tenable for two years, commencing September 1, 2014.

The terms of the fellowship stipulate that it is open to any new scholar working in the field of British History and/or the history of the British world. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a PhD in history by August 31, 2013. Proof of a completed PhD will be required prior to taking up the Fellowship.  The successful applicant will be engaged with a research project of his or her own design. She or he will work under the supervision of Professor Chris Kent, a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century British cultural, intellectual, social and women’s/gender histories. While Prof. Kent’s area of expertise is very broad, it is not intended that the fellowship be limited to those working solely in similar or complementary areas of British history. The University of Saskatchewan library, a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), has particularly strong holdings in the fields of British and imperial history.

The position carries an annual salary of $38,000 with a research allowance of $2,000 per annum. As per the University of Saskatchewan regulations governing post-doctoral fellowships, this is primarily a research position, but fellows are permitted to teach one 3-credit unit (c.u.) course per year. Such teaching, paid at the sessional rate of $6,600 per 3 c.u. course would be in addition to the PDF salary, and dependent upon the History Department’s annual timetabling requirements and budgetary position.

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan is a very strong, mid-sized department of twenty full time faculty members with a vibrant research culture, a large graduate program (with 40 PhD students and 24 MA students) and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Faculty members work in a range of thematic areas, including: colonialism, post-colonialism and native/newcomer relations; environmental history; science, medicine and health; gender and sexuality; twentieth-century politics, culture and public policy. At present, half a dozen Faculty members work on topics related to Britain and the British world.  Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of History website for more details:

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a growing city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a thriving arts community and a wide variety of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 21,000. The University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 350 Faculty members, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. We therefore encourage applications from members of designated groups (women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities) and we urge them to self-identify on their applications. All qualified candidates will be considered but Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority (please indicate your status).

Candidates should have completed their doctorate within the past five years (2009- present). They should have a proven record of scholarly publication and a plan for a research program that expands upon their doctoral research. Applications should include a CV, letters of reference from three referees, a brief research proposal (1000 words), and a writing sample. Electronic submissions are welcome.

Closing date for applications:  February 28, 2014.

Please arrange for applications and supporting letters to be sent directly to:

Ms. Kathleen Swann, Search Committee Assistant

Room 520, Arts Building
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A5 

Email: Kathleen Swann, Search Committee Assistant,

cc:, Chair, Search Committee


Published on: 
13 Dec 2013