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Posted June
23 2017

Employment: Research Communications Coordinator

Reporting to the Munk School’s Executive Director of Public Affairs and Engagement and working closely with the Reach Project Principal Investigator, the Research Communications Coordinator develops, implements and communicates research findings to a range of audiences across Canada and around the globe in a clear and engaging manner.

The incumbent supports both the Public Affairs and Engagement and the Reach Project teams to ensure they are as efficient and effective as possible on the planning, development and delivery of articles, case studies, reports and rich communications content that tell the story of the Munk School’s and the Reach Project’s research in a compelling way. This includes writing and sharing research results and lessons learned and conveying research content to various audiences. This position also supports the networking, community building and thought leadership efforts of the Munk School and Reach Project researchers and staff to various audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism or an acceptable/equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a communications, public relations, or journalism role. Experience in maintaining and updating websites. Experience managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) and writing for a web audience. Experience writing and editing articles for external and internal publications. Experience in developing and implementing communications initiatives. Experience in delivering high-quality communications content in a range of formats.

Skills: Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Skills in digital photography. Excellent synthesis skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts across a broad range of topics into stories that appeal to a general audience. Excellent administrative and organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail skills. Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills are essential. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency with graphic design software for web and print communications, video or audio editing software. Familiarity of basic social science research methods and the culture of academic research is an asset.

Other: Ability to research and synthesize information for a variety of sources. Well-developed skills in writing communication material and in giving attention to facts, detail and content. Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to participate in a highly collaborative team oriented work environment. Ability to anticipate needs, seek direction, and provide support to work collaboratively with other members of the department. Ability to manage internal client expectations through prioritization. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to effectively and accurately interact with all levels to accurately and clearly present their message to a broad audience. Resourceful, takes initiative and ensures follow-through. Must have a demonstrated ability to generate a reliable stream of original and compelling story ideas and to write to a superb standard. The incumbent works in a professional manner, be committed to excellence in dealing with internal and external clients. Familiarity with organizations or efforts to fight global poverty is an asset

Travel: None
Notes: This is a one year term position.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 08 — $50,690 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $64,824. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   

Job Field: Communications / Media / Public Relations 

Job Posting: Jun 23, 2017 

Job Closing: Jul 4, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Deadline: July 4, 2017

Posted June
23 2017


Posting date: June 23, 2017
Closing date for receipt of applications: July 18, 2017, at 4:00 pm.

The undergraduate program in American Studies is seeking one teaching assistant for USA200H1F: Introduction to American Studies for the fall 2017 semester.

USA200H1F: Introduction to American Studies; Instructor: A. Rahr; Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 60
Students in this course will examine the politics, history, and culture of the United States through a selection of “keywords” from the field of American Studies (i.e. nation, frontier, race, gender, memorials, etc.). Through a critical analysis of primary readings from American Studies scholars, as well as other academic and contemporary writing, we will interrogate and problematize the keywords in question. A central focus of our analysis will be the social, cultural, and political contexts surrounding our keywords, as well as their representation in mediated texts. The instructor will also provide a material “object of the week” which functions as a fun and engaging entry point into the issues and debates related to the week’s topic. The object and its significance will be discussed and debated by the students in conjunction with the instructor.

Description of Duties:
Marking/grading student papers and examinations; holding office hours for academic counselling of students for 2 hours/week.

Enrollment: The estimated course enrollment is a maximum of 60 students.
One Teaching Assistant will be hired; the appointment size, and number of hours, varies with the entitlement of the hired graduate student assistant. The position is tentative, pending final enrollment for the course.

Hours of work: approx. 60 hours in total

Rate of Pay$43.65 per hour + 4% vacation pay
Salary and qualifications are per the latest agreement with CUPE, local 3902; standards and policies regarding the agreement are available in the offices of the Centre for the Study of the United States and in CUPE, Local 3902 office.

Final availability of the position is contingent upon enrolment, budgetary consideration, and the determination of appointments as governed by the collective agreement.

To apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. (including previous teaching evaluations if applicable), and the names of two referees. Please submit the applications electronically to Prof. Rob Vipond, at:, with a cc to:

Closing Date: July 18, 2017, at 4:00 pm.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. The Departmental Hiring Policy is available in the Department office and in the CUPE Local 3902 office.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Policy, the University of Toronto encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.


Generally speaking, for Fall and/or Winter courses, we expect to make hiring decisions June through September; Summer course hirings occur in March/April (note, however, that we do not usually run summer courses). However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time. Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Deadline: July 18, 2017

Posted May
30 2017

Academic: Call for Applicants: Bissell-Heyd Research Fellows – Centre for the Study of the United States

Thanks to the generosity of the Associates of the University of Toronto, the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs seeks to appoint one or two Bissell-Heyd Research Fellows, for the period of August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Research Fellows are limited to existing Assistant and Associate Professors within the University of Toronto. Their research interests should be related to the study of the United States, broadly conceived. Research Fellows will be asked to coordinate a public research event or series of events with the assistance of the Centre’s Director. These events will be the initiative of the Fellow and will reflect their own interests. Centre resources will be available both to hold such events and to aid in procuring outside resources. 

Fellows will receive a stipend of $10,000. This can be put towards course release, conditional upon approval of the Chair in their host department. 

Interested faculty members should submit a current CV, a one page single-spaced description of the current research interests they wish to pursue within CSUS, and a brief description of a public research event or events they would want to undertake as part of the fellowship to the CSUS Interim Director, Prof. Rob Vipond, by June 6, 2017, to:, with a cc to:


Deadline: June 6, 2017

Posted May
20 2017

Academic: Call for Applications in Social Innovation in Health

The Lupina Foundation and the Munk School of Global Affairs have reached a new agreement for five years, beginning July 1, 2017. As part of the new Lupina-Munk agreement, the Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) will be merged into the Lupina Programme on Social Determinants of Health, Social Innovation and Innovation Studies within the Innovation Policy Lab (IPL) and existing OGS scholarships will be transferred. The first evaluative priority for selection of applications will be those working on the social determinants of health but committed to linking their research to the theme of social innovation. The application and review procedures will follow existing CPHS practice. Eligible applicants will be those holding OGS scholarships in Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Eligibility criteria appear below.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 30 May 2017.


To be eligible to apply for a Lupina Junior Doctoral Fellowship, you must:

  1. Be registered as a doctoral student in a unit which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto;
  2. Be at a junior stage in your studies. Anticipate that you will: complete your coursework and be working on your comprehensive exams (or the equivalent) and proposal while holding the Fellowship;
  3. Have a component of your research that deals with a social dimension of health as defined in the CPHS Research Themes; and,
  4. Be available to participate in IPL Innovation activities during the period of the Fellowship, particularly for IPL seminars, held twice monthly during the fellowship period. Any absences longer than three weeks during the fellowship period may render you ineligible for funding.
  5. Eligible candidates will be those who hold an OGS award for the same year that you would take the Lupina Junior Doctoral Fellowship.

To be eligible to apply for a Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellowship, you must:

  1. Be registered as a doctoral student in a unit which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto;
  2. Be at a senior stage in your studies. Anticipate that your comprehensive exams (or the equivalent) and proposal will be completed by the Fellowship start date, and thus you will be in the data collection or writing stage of your dissertation while holding the Fellowship;
  3. Have a component of your research that deals with a social dimension of health as defined in the CPHS Research Themes;
  4. Hold a first doctoral fellowship from another agency (e.g. SSHRC, CIHR, OGS, OGSST, or another award) for the same academic year that you would take up the CPHS Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellowship*; priority will be given to those eligible candidates who hold an OGS award for the same year that you would take the Lupina Senior Doctoral Fellowship;
  5. Be available to participate in IPL Innovation activities during the period of the Fellowship, particularly for IPL seminars, held twice monthly during the fellowship period. Any absences longer than three weeks during the fellowship period may render you ineligible for funding.


Application Procedure

The application and review procedures follow existing CPHS practice. Application forms and further information are available on the CPHS website. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 30 May 2017.

Deadline: May 30. 2017

Posted March
30 2017

Academic: Call for Papers: Addressing Risk and Uncertainty in Migration

What makes migration a risky business and for whom? How do individual migrants mitigate experiences of uncertainty and risk in migration? Which migrant groups are perceived as more or less “risky” by virtue of their race, gender, class, and/or immigration status?

We invite faculty, postdocs, and ABD graduate students to participate in this 1-day workshop on the role of risk and uncertainty in migration. Participants will submit a four-page extended abstract (1000-1250 words) for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal. The précis should include the key contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument and/or analysis. Papers may address a key theoretical issue in conceptualizing risk and/or uncertainty, or they may be more empirical papers examining the role of risk and/or uncertainty in processes of migration. Papers may also have a policy-oriented approach, including evaluation of existing approaches and/or policy recommendations for addressing migrant vulnerabilities and the production of risk and uncertainty. Papers will be workshopped at the 1-day session, where we will also discuss future opportunities for publication in a special issue.

Deadline to apply: Monday April 17, 2017

Risk and Uncertainty

Perceived risk and uncertainty is a basic component of any sociological explanation of human action. The concept of “uncertainty” refers to a general lack of knowledge about the circumstances of a situation and the chances that certain events will occur or not. In contrast, the term “risk” refers to a situation in that knowledge about general circumstances and possible events has been acquired and the probabilities for certain outcomes of action can be assessed (cf. Knight, 1921; Luhmann, 1991; Lupton, 2013; Zinn, 2008). Dealing with 2

risk and uncertainty, also in the context of migration, is directly related to the capacities of individuals to acquire and process knowledge (Aybek et al. 2015).

The transformation of uncertainty into risk is a crucial element in both the process of migration decision-making and behaviour and in the process of immigrant incorporation in the host society. Having social networks at the destination often is identified to strongly increase the probability of developing migration intentions and decisions to relocate (Haug, 2008). As informal networks between former and prospective migrants in the places of destination and origin help migrants to cross borders, with or without authorization, and to gain a foothold in the new society, such personal relationships trigger chain migration (Boyd, 1989; Massey et al., 1987).

In the process of migration decision-making and behaviour, the transferral of uncertainty in acceptable risk might occur, for example, through first-hand information about current migration routes to the desired destination, or through prospects for marriage, enrolment in education or occupation. For a person recently arrived in a host society this might relate to the access of reliable information, the understanding of regulations, and effective communication with members of the host society and their own ethnic group. Yet the role of risk and uncertainty in processes of migration and settlement remains empirically and theoretically relatively under-researched (Williams & Baláž, 2012; 2015).

Papers may focus on risk and uncertainty affecting any number of migrant groups, including:

  • Economic and/or business class migrants 
  • Family migration including spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children
  • International Students
  • Marriage migrants or sponsored spouses
  • Permanent residents and/or greencard holders
  • Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • Second and third generation immigrants
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Trafficked persons
  • Transnational sex workers
  • Undocumented or illegalized migrants

To participate:

Please email a title and brief description (150-200 words) of your proposed précis to the workshop organizers by Monday, April 17, 2017. Be sure to email both organizers: Salina Abji ( ) and Can Aybek ( ).

For presenters:

By April 21st, 2017 we will extend invitations to present at the May 18th workshop.

*Invited* participants will be asked to submit a four-page extended abstract (1000-1250 words) for the workshop by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Presenters will make a 20-minute presentation on their submissions at the workshop, and should plan to attend the entire workshop on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deadline: April 17, 2017

Posted March
2 2017

Employment: Communications Professional

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs is hiring a Communications professional to support strategic communications and public engagement for the lab.

The Citizen Lab conducts research on information security that bears on international human rights law and policy. Our research is high-profile, technically rigorous, and regularly generates significant impact on public policy and advocacy.

Our reports are regularly covered in the media and receive front page coverage in prominent news media like the New York Times and Washington Post at least once a year (on average) since 2007.

The Citizen Lab is seeking a Communications professional to develop, oversee, and implement our strategic communications and public engagements. The Communications professional will work with Citizen Lab leadership to maximize research communications opportunities, develop innovative public engagement products, and manage media relations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development, execution, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies for public relations purposes for the Citizen Lab.
  • Develop and recommend external communications, managing effective communication with the media and public.
  • Lead social media campaigns and public engagement projects to maximize research communications and impact of the Citizen Lab.
  • Write press releases, handle media calls, distribute media calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Train staff on media relations and prepare them for media appearances.
  • Develop crisis communication plans as necessary.
  • Format and publish Citizen Lab reports, blog posts, and other content on Citizen Lab website and social media accounts.
  • Maintain style guide and provide direction in the interpretation of the style guide in websites, publications and other applications.
  • Maintain media section on Citizen Lab website including press kits, media FAQs, etc.
  • Maintain Citizen Lab monthly newsletter and other public engagement products.
  • Maintain statistics related to media hits and website analytics and prepare regular reports.

Supervisor: The Communications professional will report directly to the Director of the Citizen Lab.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Superior spoken and written English communications skills. Fluency in other languages is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing strategic communications, public relations, and leading creative communications projects preferably in non-profit, think tank, or academic research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing crisis communications strategies.
  • Skilled at developing key messaging and talking points; experience articulating positioning/messaging within context of web content.
  • Demonstrated ability to train others in media relations including adversarial interview situations.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing content management systems in a multi-contributor environment, using dynamic database-driven websites and applications, and social media.
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
  • Advanced knowledge of web marketing including website analytics and optimization methods and technologies.
  • A demonstrated understanding of best practices in information architecture, navigation, user interface, usability, accessibility standards and testing.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to juggle multiple conflicting priorities; demonstrated skill in managing priorities with limited resources and strong project management skills.

Desirable Skills and attributes:

We are interested in applicants with a strong sense of professional discretion and interest in technology policy and human rights. Previous experience in communicating complex technology and human rights policy issues to variety of stakeholders is an asset.


  • Candidate must be based in Toronto or be willing to relocate.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Position Status: Casual contract up to 6 months. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Contact: Interested applicants should send an email with cover letter and resume to with subject line “Communications Application”. We sincerely thank all applications for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Posted February
23 2017

Academic: Research opportunity: Reaching the Hard to Reach

It has been said that development is about delivery: the will and ability to deliver interventions to very poor people in order to improve their lives. The development space is filled with great ideas and innovative solutions, from technological interventions to new policy initiatives. But the effects of these potentially game-changing ideas are mitigated if they do not actually get to the people they are intended to benefit. Simply put, solutions can only solve problems if they reach those who need them most. Yet, those who are at the base of the pyramid – the poorest of the poor – are also the hardest to reach. Many are homeless or live far in the countryside; they might lack formal identification; or they are socially marginalized because of their ethnicity or gender.

The Reach Project aims to better understand how social services and development interventions are delivered to the very poor and marginalized. We do this by conducting research on cases that have demonstrated successful delivery of social services to hard to reach populations. This project is led by Professor Joseph Wong through the Munk School of Global Affairs, and funded by the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

To learn more about the reach project, see the website:

Working on the Reach Project

Students will work on a specific case study of a successful program that is reaching the hard to reach. Teams will be composed of students from graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs. Thus far, case studies have included the Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer in Brazil, birth registration in South Africa, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand, India’s Aadhaar program for universal identification, childhood vaccinations in Rwanda, and cash transfers for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Reach Project researchers will work closely with Professor Joseph Wong, the Reach Project Research Officer, other faculty advisors, and the Reach Project Communications Specialist. Together researchers spend a year conducting secondary and data-driven research, and then conduct field research (for example, in Brazil or South Africa). Researchers are encouraged to publish and disseminate findings from the research.

During the summer of 2017, students will contribute research on possible cases for study. At the beginning of the academic year, students will be placed on a particular case study team. During the academic year, students are expected to meet with their case study team on a bi-weekly basis. These meetings typically take place during business hours, but meetings may also take place in the morning or evening. Fieldwork is expected to take place during the months of April, May, or June 2018. Students must be willing to travel for one to two weeks during that time.

Your Application

If you are interested in participating as a researcher, please submit your application to with the subject: REACH APPLICATION. Your application should include:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter/statement of interest (1 page maximum)
  • A short writing sample (i.e. a memo, a blog piece, a short essay)
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript

We will accept applications until Monday March 13 at 1:00 PM.

This research opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students enrolled in professional programs, for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you have any questions, please contact Kirstyn Koswin at

Deadline: March 13, 2017

Posted November
28 2016

Academic: IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), within the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, invites applications for a one-year IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Municipal Finance and Governance. Research should be pertinent to IMFG’s focus on the finance and governance issues faced by large cities and city-regions in Canada and around the world.

The Fellowship will commence September 1, 2017, offers $50,000 (CAD) of financial support for the following twelve months, and provides benefits pursuant to the collective agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5.


Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Toronto, Canada, while pursuing their research, and will have the opportunity to participate generally in the intellectual life of the Munk School of Global Affairs and larger University of Toronto community.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within three years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at IMFG (i.e. between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2017). Please note that applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before the start date of the fellowship.


In addition to pursuing an intensive research project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate as a member of the IMFG team.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Presenting their research in the form of two seminars at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, with the first in the fall of 2017 and the second in the spring of 2018.
  • Preparing an original, full-length research paper for publication as part of the IMFG Papers series (10,000-15,000 words), as well as a short summary of that paper or a paper on another topic for publication as part of the IMFG Perspectives series (5,000-8,000 words).

Other responsibilities, based on the fellow’s interests and IMFG’s research agenda, could include:

  • Planning IMFG conferences, events or roundtables, in conjunction with IMFG staff;
  • Preparing research papers for publication as part of one or more of IMFG’s three publication series;
  • Developing other IMFG research projects and initiatives; and
  • Providing research assistance and support to the IMFG Director.


Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than March 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm. View application instructions.

Deadline: March 27, 2017

Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program 2017-2018

Scholars studying Ukraine outside Ontario are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto for the 2017-2018 academic year. The appointees will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, visits are scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April.

In addition, each year the Petro Jacyk Program—in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC)—may support one visiting scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those who are involved in HREC projects. Visiting scholars will have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), archives that include unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor, as well as the extensive Holodomor microfilm collection from the Central State Archive of Popular Organizations (Kyiv) at the University of Toronto Library. HREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta).


Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars program is open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients. Advanced doctoral students may also be considered.

The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” This focus includes state- and institution-building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations.

Solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.

Invitations to successful applicants are conditional upon applicants’ ability to fulfill the requirements for entering Canada as set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program: (1) lowest round-trip economy airfare to the maximum of CAD $1,200; (2) visa costs if applicable; (3) medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto; and (4) allowance calculated at a rate of CAD $55/full day up to the maximum of CAD$3,080 for 56 full days at CERES.  The appointees will use this allowance to defray the cost of housing and other living expenses while in Toronto. The minimum length of stay at CERES for Petro Jacyk Visiting Professors and Petro Jacyk Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellows will be 28 days. Successful applicants who are advanced doctoral students will spend one term at CERES.

The program will provide shared office space and access to the university library.  Upon request, it may also assist the appointees in finding a reasonably priced accommodation.

Application Procedure:

Completed applications (MS Word versionAdobe Acrobat PDF version) should be received along with:

  • a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • two confidential letters of reference.

In the cover letter, please indicate the proposed length and the approximate starting date of your stay. You may identify a CERES faculty member who, in your opinion, could provide guidance for you during your tenure at the University of Toronto (you do not need to contact this faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be assigned by the selection committee.

Applications should be sent electronically to The two referees should email their letters directly to the same email address. If sending the letter of reference electronically is not possible, your referee should mail a hard copy of the reference in a sealed and signed envelope to the address indicated below.

All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be in English.  Letters of reference which are not in English must be translated by a qualified translator or agency, and submitted together with the original letter by the referee.

Mailing Address:
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
c/o Olga Kesarchuk
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON
M5S 3K7 Canada

Deadline: All documents should be received by February 1, 2017

For more information regarding the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program, please visit our website.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Posted November
24 2016

Academic: Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2017-2018

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (typically 2-4 weeks), conducting research and giving lecture(s) at educational institutions. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote her/his time preparing his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine housed at CERES. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one-semester course (usually a seminar) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application). The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship. However, the successful candidate who is not Canadian will have to meet the necessary requirements in order to obtain the work permit as mandated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The successful candidate will also have to have proof of doctoral degree by June 30, 2017.

Fellowship tenure:
The Fellowship runs for twelve months.

The Fellowship holder will receive CAD $40,000, which includes payment for teaching a semester-long course, and separately an allowance of up to CAD $2,500 for research and travel expenses.

Application Procedure:
Applications with all required attachments should be received by February 1, 2017. The application form can be downloaded here in Word format or PDF format.

Please send applications by email to: the Foundation at AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at simultaneously. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).

Mailing address:
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel: (416) 946-8938
Fax: (416) 946-8939
Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to

For more information on the post-doctoral fellowship, please visit our website.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

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