SJRI Post-doctoral Fellow Position for 2015-2016

The Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, in collaboration with the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) of Brock University, invites applicants for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship, renewable for up to two years contingent upon the candidate’s successful application for external funding.

The post-doctoral fellow’s research will contribute to understanding the wave of anti-austerity and pro-democracy social movements that appeared in 2011, from the Arab Spring to Occupy, and which continue to erupt around the world. Problematics of interest include, but are not limited to, their transnational connectivity; their dis/continuity with  anti-neoliberal globalization movements; their race, class and gender dynamics; their relation to macro-historical, macro-structural transformations; their use of digital and social media. The successful applicant will have a compelling plan for research and publication, and strong potential for collaboration with the Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, Dr. Janet Conway, who will supervise the fellow.

Additional requirements of the position:

  • Completed PhD, or with dissertation defended no later than  June 30, 2015;
  • Eligibility and commitment to apply to SSHRC in Fall 2015 (or other comparable  source) for external funding to extend the fellowship for 1-2 years;
  • Regular presence on Brock campus during the academic year;
  • Affiliation with the Social Justice Research Institute and active involvement in initiatives (organizing events, workshops, public lectures) related to the CRC’s research program;

Salary is $40,500 plus benefits and some research funds. There is possibility but no guarantee of sessional teaching. The fellowship will commence on July 1, 2015.

To apply:

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and proposed plan of work, including plans to apply for external funding, (max. 2500 words) by email to: by April 15, 2015. References and writing samples will be requested from those short-listed. Interested applicants may contact Dr. Conway at email to discuss their suitability.

This position is open to all nationalities.

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