William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Description

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship. One fellow will be appointed for the 2017–2018 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship for one additional year—conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.

The fellowship is open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the July 1, 2017 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.

The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for health insurance coverage. The fellow will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.

Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.

All application materials must be received no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.

For more information about the Canada Program, please visit:

Basic Qualifications

PhD required by time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

Contact Information

WLMK Research Fellowship
The Canada Program
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Contact Email canada@wcfia.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.