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Postdoctoral Fellow in Migration Studies (Closing date: February 1, 2023)

Global Migration LabMunk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto

Posting Date: 13 December 2022.

Area of Research: The migration/work nexus, including (but not limited to) sex work, human trafficking for labor (including, but not limited to, sex work), and the dependence of economies on migrant labor. Migration is understood to include ‘voluntary’ migrants and refugees.

Description of duties:

Conducting research on one or both of:

  • The migration-work nexus in Europe, including refugee labor markets, in southern and/or northern Europe with a particular focus on migrants/refugees incorporating into low-skilled sectors.
  • The migration-sex work nexus in Europe and Asia.

The successful candidate will provide ten hours per week of research support to Prof. Randall Hansen, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration and Director, Global Migration Lab and teach one course (two-hours per week over twelve weeks) on a topic related to their research. The rest of the time will be devoted to their own research. Office space, possibly shared, will be provided.

Salary: Postdoctoral stipend of $60,000 CAD annually.

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD in political science, history, economic, sociology, or geography.
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant languages, in addition to English, is an asset.

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, CV, the name of three referees, and a writing sample (article, book chapter, or portion of a manuscript) to Olga Kesarchuk, Business Officer, CERES, at

Closing date: 1 February 2023.

Supervisor: Professor Randall Hansen.

Expected start date: 1 September, 2023.

Term: 12 months.

FTE: 1.0 (full time).

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.