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Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta, invites applications for an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable for two years, any time after April 1, 2017. Research position, but some additionally remunerated teaching possible if desired. AOS: open. Citizenship: open. PhD must be completed prior to commencing fellowship; but applicants cannot be more than 2 years beyond the completion of their PhDs by the application deadline. $46,000 per annum plus benefits and a one-time $4000 research/travel grant.

Applications should include (1) a completed application form (please submit a signed and dated electronic scan of the completed application form); (2) a CV (including a list of academic honors, awards and publications); (3) a research proposal (maximum one page single-spaced) describing the applicant’s proposed postdoctoral research project; (4) a research experience statement (maximum two pages single-spaced) describing how the applicant’s academic background has prepared him/her to carry out the proposed research project; (5) a writing sample; (6) three letters of recommendation; and (7) a transcript.

Applications should be sent electronically only to Santhi Thomas, Executive Assistant, Department of Philosophy: santhi@ualberta.ca (subject line: Killam Search). To receive full consideration, applications (including the letters of recommendation, research proposal and research experience statement) should be tailored to the Killam postdoctoral fellowship, address the applicant’s fit with the department and be written in a style accessible to non-experts. Successful candidates must provide an official copy of their PhD transcript before taking up the fellowship. Deadline for receipt of applications: November 1, 2016. (Note: this internal deadline set by the Philosophy Department overrides the official university-wide November 30, 2016 deadline of submissions listed in the application guidelines.)Fellowships are awarded in a University-wide competition. The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Inquiries only may be addressed to Professor Kathrin Koslicki, Killam Search Chair: kathrin.koslicki@ualberta.ca. For more information on eligibility and for the link to application procedures and the application form, please see: http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/en/FundingandFellowships/UniversityofAlbertaPostdoctoralFellowships.aspx. Prior to submitting their applications, applicants should choose a University of Alberta supervisor, in consultation with the relevant faculty member; but letters from the proposed supervisor are required only for finalists. Where applicable, the instructions provided in this ad override the guidelines stated on the application form.