Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity PDF Print

Deadline: 1 February 2010

Country: Canada

Queen’s University is now inviting applications for the sixth year of the postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity". The programme is partially funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The 2010-11 fellowship will start on July 1, 2010. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate.

The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship will be $34,000 (Canadian), which includes remuneration for teaching a half-course in political philosophy or a cognate subject.

The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating to the normative and  empirical study of democracy and diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project ( the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.

Within the subject of "Democracy and Diversity", Queen's has a special expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational democracy.

Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case studies are particularly welcome.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, together with a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and a writing sample.  Applications should be sent to the Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, to arrive by February 1, 2010. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have three letters of reference sent directly by their referees.

References may be mailed to the postal address above, or sent by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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