Postdoctoral Fellow

WorkplaceToronto, Alberta, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow

AUG Ronning Ctr Rel Public Lif

Competition No. - A100149482

Closing Date - Mar 31, 2023

The Chester Ronning Centre seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to the Centre’s International Fellows program.

The term appointment will be 12 months initially, with additional 12-month renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance. Start date will be July 1, 2023 (negotiable). The appointment comes with an annual stipend of C$45,000 and supplemental health benefits. This position offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits .

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals are eligible for appointment. To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Ph.D. in religious studies or related field is required - the appointment must occur within five years from the completion of the doctoral degree. 

The primary focus for the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to build their professional network by organizing a conference/workshop around a theme of their choice. The Fellow can also work toward publishing and disseminating research that emerges from the conference. The format is open to the Fellow’s discretion, who will work closely with the Centre’s program coordinator to bring together participants from within and outside the academy. Together, the Fellow and Centre staff will organize public lectures, workshops, student discussion forums, and/or similar events around the same topic, which connect and engage interested persons from various arenas in the public sphere. Funding for the conference and for additional programming will be provided by the Centre. During their term, the Postdoc will also have the opportunity to teach at Augustana in an area related to their research interest. 

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus is located in Camrose, Alberta, approximately 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. Home to just over 1000 students, Augustana offers courses in over twenty areas of study across several bachelor’s degree programs ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ). The Chester Ronning Centre was established at Augustana in 2004. Its primary mandate is to facilitate interdisciplinary research, critical teaching, ethical reflection, and public programming on a range of issues in which religious communities, practices, and ideas are directly implicated, or on which thoughtful religious perspectives might be brought to bear. The Centre’s International Fellows program aims to convene public intellectuals that have substantial knowledge of both religious and civil perspectives on current issues ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ) .

Please submit the following materials with your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • 1-2-page proposal outlining the conference’s overall theme and structure, including names of potential participants to invite (academic and otherwise).
  • Writing sample (preferably a published, peer-reviewed article or book chapter).

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 37747.