[URBANTH-L]JOB: Postdoc at the UBC Centre for Social, Spatial &
Economic Justice (Canada)
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Tue Oct 28 12:45:40 EDT 2008
The Centre for Social, Spatial & Economic Justice (CSSEJ) at the University
of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus), encourages applications for
Government of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for the 2009-10
The CSSEJ is a state-of-the-art research centre funded with multiple grants
from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, Canada Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith
Foundation for Health Research, and various non-profit sources.
Post-doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to work with any or all
of the three principal researchers in the CSSEJ: Dr. Lawrence Berg (Cultural
Geography & Cultural Studies), Dr. Jon Corbett (Human Geography), and Dr.
Mike Evans (Economic Anthropology). Research in the centre includes such
projects as: an examination of racism in the healthcare system, the
interlocking character of social exclusions, community participatory
mapping, and indigenous rights. CSSEJ has extensive research connections
with First Nations, Métis, and urban Aboriginal communities in the Okanagan
Valley and BC, as well as wider connections to a range of extensive
international research networks. Post-docs would join a vibrant research
community with formal research links in Anthropology, Cultural Studies,
Economics, Fine Arts, Gender & Women's Studies, Human Geography, Indigenous
Studies, Nursing, Social Work, and Sociology.
Applicants must be a citizen of one of the following eligible countries:
Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of
Korea, Russia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Please feel free to contact one of the three CSSEJ Principal Researchers for
further information about CSSEJ:
Lawrence Berg (Lawrence dot berg at ubc dot ca)
Jon Corbett (Jon dot corbett at ubc dot ca)
Mike Evans (Mike dot evans at ubc dot ca)
I've provided further information about the Government of Canada
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships below.
Lawrence Berg (on behalf of CSSEJ)
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Government of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2009-10
A program of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Objectives and Goals:
As part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and the
Government of Canada Awards (GCA), the Government of Canada offers one-year
post-doctoral research fellowships tenable at recognized public Canadian
universities and affiliated research institutes only.
The Government's objective in establishing this program is to attract recent
Ph.D. graduates to do research in Canada. Within that, the Government wishes
to support research that clearly advances the scholar's own career and that
is useful to Canada or to the research team within which the scholar
proposes to work.
The Canadian Post-Doctoral Fellowship Research Program is funded by Foreign
Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). The Canadian Scholarship
Selection Committee is composed of faculty members from universities across
Canada and is responsible for recommending selected candidates to DFAIT. The
agency responsible for financial and administrative matters is the Canadian
Bureau for International Education (CBIE).
Eligible countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand,
Norway, Republic of Korea, Russia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Applicants must be citizens of one of the above-mentioned countries. Anyone
who has obtained Canadian citizenship or who has applied for permanent
residency in Canada is ineligible.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree within the last four years or
have completed the Ph.D. degree requirements before taking up the award
(evidence of submission of dissertation for defence provided by the
responsible department head).
Applicants must be accepted into a post-doctoral position at a recognized
public Canadian university or affiliated research institute.
Total value of the fellowship is $32,000 CAD and it is not taxable in
Canada. As no dependant allowance is payable, it is essential that fellows
who plan to bring their family to Canada have sufficient financial resources
for their support. (editorial note: this works out to about $45k taxable
income, plus CSSEJ can supplement this with some paid research duties)
Terms and Conditions:
The fellowship is 12 months in duration and is not renewable.
The fellowship must commence no later than 30 September 2009.
Fellows will be required to stay in Canada during the tenure of the award,
but if necessary, on the recommendation/approval of the supervisor, may
travel outside of Canada (not to their country of origin) to undertake
research-related activities up to a maximum of two (2) months.
DFAIT expects fellows to engage in full-time research. A fellow may not hold
other full-time employment during any period of time in which he/she holds
an award from the Government of Canada. The number of hours of other
employment per twelve-month period is limited to 450 hours. The acceptance
of other employment is subject to the approval of the research supervisor.
Fellows should note that the remuneration of other employment is taxable.
A fellow may not concurrently hold another award from DFAIT or from another
Canadian federal granting agency (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC) but may accept
awards from other sources --- maximum $20,000 CAD (e.g. foreign sources,
provincial awards, private organizations, host institution).
The fellow must provide the Canadian Bureau for International Education with
a mid-term report no later than six-month following the beginning of the
fellowship as well as a final report upon completion of the fellowship. Both
reports (500-1000 words) must be signed by the supervisor. In the final
report, a PDF file of any publication which is a result of this fellowship
must be included.
The Government of Canada must be acknowledged as supporting the fellow in
any publication generated during the fellowship or using research undertaken
during the fellowship.
Proof of medical coverage in Canada (equivalent to provincial coverage) must
be submitted upon arrival.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education must be advised within seven
(7) days of any incident or mishap, professional or personal, which would
impede the completion of the post-doctoral position in which the fellow is
involved. The Fellow should be aware that failure to report the above may
result in the cancellation of the award and that he/she may be held
personally liable for the repayment in full or in part of monies advanced
under the Fellowship.
A fellow may not serve on the staff of the official representative of
his/her home country in Canada.
Application form duly completed and signed.
Copy of all degree certificates/diplomas (undergraduate and graduate). If
PhD is in progress please provide proof on enrolment in the program.
Research proposal - maximum 2000 words (8 typed pages 1.5 spacing, 12 point
Letter of intent outlining how the fellowship in Canada will further the
applicant's career - maximum 1,000 words (4 typed pages, as above).
Curriculum vitae not exceeding 10 pages.
Two academic letters of recommendation, one from a supervisor at the Master's
level and one from a supervisor at the Ph.D. level. The letters should
comment on the candidate's work ethic, research ability and personal
attributes. The referee should comment specifically on the candidate's
potential in the chosen field.
One letter of recommendation from an employer (related to the candidate's
career path). Alternatively, a third academic reference may be provided.
An official letter of invitation from a recognized public Canadian
university or affiliated research institute on the institution's letterhead.
The letter must clearly indicate who will supervise the work of the fellow.
PDF files of selected publications (maximum of 3).
Proof of citizenship.
Neither the Government of Canada nor CBIE can assume liability for
accidents, illnesses, or losses that may occur during the tenure of an
award. Fellows are responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate
insurance coverage and should consult their host university or institute for
any assistance needed. Proof of insurance coverage must be forwarded to
Please note that your application will be assessed based on the following
selection criteria, presented as guidelines only.
Proposed research: evaluation based on quality and methodology of proposed
research, relevance of doing research in Canada and how the research will
enhance your future career.
Candidate's aptitude: evaluation based on your letters of reference and your
Interpersonal and leadership abilities: evaluation based on all documents
How to Apply:
Applications and supporting documents should be sent to the appropriate
Embassy. Applications sent directly to CBIE will NOT be accepted.
To obtain an application form and deadline information, go to this website:
Further information, application forms and documentation can be found online
Lawrence D. Berg, D.Phil.
Co-Director, The Centre for Social, Spatial & Economic Justice
Graduate Coordinator, Human Geography
Community, Culture and Global Studies
University of British Columbia
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1V 1V7
Voice: +1 250.807.9392, Fax: +1 250.807.8001
Email: Lawrence.Berg at ubc.ca
Editor: ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies
Co-Leader: BC Disabilities Health Research Network
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