The Research Group on Constitutional Studies
at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political science for academic year 2015-16. The fellowship is likely to be renewable for 2016-17, and it is expected that funding for the second year will be confirmed by the time an offer us made.. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $C 50,000 per year as well as benefits and a $C 5,000 research fund.
The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, and to take an active part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP
). The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, most likely an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible.
The competition has a preference for political theorists and welcomes applications in all areas of political theory; it is also open to political and legal philosophers and to researchers in cognate areas of political science (public law or comparative politics within the theme of constitutional studies: constitutional design, constitutional law, federalism, and the operation of constitutional-level political institutions).
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, one writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to RGCS.McGill@gmail.com
by June 5, 2015. It is helpful and welcome if the cover letter specifies one or more political science members of RGCS’ faculty roster ( http://www.mcgill.ca/rgcs/faculty
) who might be most appropriate as a research advisor, but the final match with an advisor or advisors may differ.
The competition is open with respect to citizenship and nationality, but applications should indicate the applicant’s citizenship. Knowledge of French is an advantage but not required. Other information on postdoctoral fellowships at McGill is available at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows
, including information on obtaining a Canadian work permit if necessary. Ph.D. must have been awarded between January 1, 2011 and the date of application, or else the dissertation must have been successfully defended and all requirements for the degree completed by the date of application (i.e. with formal awarding of the degree still pending).
All e-mailed parts of an application including letters of recommendation should include the applicant’s name in the subject line. Applications submitted as one complete Interfolio file are welcome.