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UAlberta Postdoctoral Fellowship – Public Energy Humanities (2021)

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Public Energy Humanities (2021)
Transition in Energy, Culture and Society (Future Energy Systems) and the Petrocultures Research Group
Value: $60,000 CAD 

 Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

 In conjunction with “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society” (TECS), a multi-year research project within Future Energy Systems (based at the University of Alberta and affiliated with the University of Waterloo), we are offering a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship (January 2021-December 2021). Junior scholars engaged in work across the disciplines who will have defended their dissertations within the three years prior to the start of the position (i.e., between January 2018 and December 2020) and whose research falls within the range of issues mapped out by the theme of this fellowship are welcome to apply.

This year’s fellowship brings together two emergent developments in advanced research within the humanities and social sciences: investigations of the interrelation of energy, society, and culture (i.e., research in the field known as the ‘energy humanities’), and expanded attention to inventive modes of research that foreground engaging and interacting with publics beyond the academy and communicating research findings creatively within the wider public sphere. We seek a postdoctoral researcher who has shaped their research in an active and dialogic relationship with communities and publics, with specific attention to the social and cultural shifts and transitions required to support successful energy transition. While we are seeking candidates who have already made public work a key element of their programs of research, we are also interested in receiving applications from junior scholars who are at the outset of programs of research in the public humanities. Fellows will be expected to contribute to the ongoing work of TECS, especially in relation to the expansion of its initiatives in the public humanities, but will be able to devote the majority of their time to the continuation of their own research projects

Depending on institutional resources, there may be an opportunity for this fellow to teach a one-term undergraduate class, for which they would be compensated in addition to the base amount of the fellowship. 

 Interested applicants can learn more about the kinds of research we pursue at http://petrocultures.com and http://afteroil.ca, and about Future Energy Systems, the research network within which “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society” is carried out, at https://www.futureenergysystems.ca.

  Application Materials. Please include: 
(1)  a cover letter describing your PhD project, the date of your PhD defense, and the fit of your proposed postdoctoral research with the theme of this PDF; 
(2)  a full CV, including the names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters; 
(3)  a PDF proposal (of no more than 1000 words); and
(4)  a writing sample (20 pages or less).

Send these materials, either as .docx or .pdf, to tecspublic@hotmail.com. Make sure to specify “[last name first name] TECS PDF application” in the subject line.

Russell Street officially renamed Ursula Franklin Street

Excerpt from The Star:
“A street bearing the name of one of early Toronto’s most infamous supporters of slavery will be renamed after a pioneering scientist and feminist.

The Toronto East York Community Council voted unanimously on Thursday to change the name of Russell Street, named after slave owner Peter Russell, an official of Upper Canada who fought against abolition, to Ursula Franklin.

Franklin was a research physicist and metallurgist in U of T’s faculty of engineering and taught at the university for more than 40 years. She died in 2016 at the age of 94.”

As follows, the Department of Anthropology’s new address is 19 Ursula Franklin Street. Changes on official documents to follow.
 
Read more here:
 
 

2020-21 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2020-21 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program may now be submitted to the department.  

The Faculty of Arts & Science will be responsible for selecting the applications that will go forward to receive the University’s endorsement.  Applicants chosen to receive the University’s endorsement will be asked to complete the full online application. 

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships ​Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

The Department of Anthropology reviews submissions to go forward to FAS for consideration, which means our departmental deadline for receiving applications is Friday, July 17, 2020.

Please send your complete application to anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca with the subject line: 2020-21 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Please see the attached Application Tip Sheet, Nomination Form and note you can view complete requirements on the Banting website.

To review all new program items and important reminders, please see the 2020-21 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition launch memo.

 

Professor Bence Viola featured in CBC News

The finger bone was excavated at Denisova Cave in 2008. (Bence Viola)

“A new study co-authored by U of T’s Bence Viola is shedding light on the Denisovans, an ancient species related to Neanderthals. As detailed by the CBC, Viola and his co-researchers digitally reconstructed a finger using a long-lost piece of a Denisovan fossil, which was indistinguishable from modern humans’ fingers.”

To read the whole article click HERE.

 

Arts & Science / Max Planck Institute for Religious & Ethnic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Value & Duration: $45,000 (incl. 0.5 FCE of teaching, ideally in a First Year Foundations seminar) / year for a maximum of two years

Successful applicants will be determined by a committee organized by the Vice-Dean Research & Infrastructure.

The Arts & Science / Max Planck Institute for Religious & Ethnic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships (MPI-MMG PDF) are designed to provide advanced training to outstanding recent doctoral students working at the intersection of ethics, law, religion, and politics in relation to questions of citizenship, migration and diversity. The goal of the program is to build networks among emerging scholars working at the intersection of ethics, law, religion, and politics in relation to questions of citizenship, migration and diversity. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate within the Faculty of Arts & Science.

For a complete program overview, as well as the relevant application forms, please visit the program website, here.

Departmental Deadline: November 15, 2019

 

Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Value & Duration: $48,000 / year for a maximum of two years

• There are two types of funding for the fellowships: One is fully-funded, where Arts & Science contributes the full stipend ($48k) and benefits. The other is match-funded, where supervisors and/or units contribute half the stipend ($24k) and benefits, the second half of which is matched by Arts & Science.
• Supervisors and units can top-up the stipend (and associated benefits) at their discretion. Please note that Arts & Science will not match top-up funding.
• The focus of the program is to attract recently awarded PhD graduates to the U of T for advanced training, although outstanding current U of T PhD graduates and postdocs are welcome to apply.
• Canadians and permanent residents are strongly encouraged to also apply for the appropriate tri-council (CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC) postdoctoral awards. If an applicant receives both an Arts & Science fellowship and a tri-council fellowship, we will top up their tri-council award by $8,000 for each year they hold the award.
• Successful applicants will be determined by a committee organized by the Vice-Dean Research & Infrastructure.

The Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to provide outstanding recent doctoral students advanced training in their field of study. These fellowships are not discipline specific, but rather can be held in any department or research unit across the Faculty of Arts & Science (A&S) at the University of Toronto. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate within the Faculty of A&S (St. George Campus).

For a complete program overview, as well as the relevant application forms, please visit the program website, here.

Departmental Deadline: November 15, 2019

 

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Application

Value & Duration: $70,000 / year for two years

Application packages must include the following materials:
Arts & Science Internal Application Form
• A support letter from the graduate unit Chair, as per the selection criteria (maximum two pages);
• A nomination letter from the faculty advisor/mentor, as per the selection criteria;
• Statement of research intent from the nominee (maximum two pages);
• Nominee’s C.V. (no page restriction); and
• A draft letter of offer (prepared by the Business Officer of the unit). The letter of offer should confirm arrangements for providing the required $5000 start-up funding per year.

The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers. These fellowships will enable postdoctoral researchers to grow their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work at the University of Toronto, and strengthen the research environment at the University with diverse perspectives.

For a complete program overview, please visit the program website, here.

Departmental Deadline: September 13, 2019

 

2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program may now be submitted to the Department of Anthropology

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

The Department of Anthropology reviews submissions to go forward to the Faculty of Arts & Science for consideration. Our departmental deadline for receiving applications is Monday, July 15, 2019.

Please send your complete application to anthro.officeofthechair@utoronto.ca with the subject line: 2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Complete requirements are available on the Banting website and on the SGS website.

Emily Gilbert & Hannah Quinn receive 2018-19 TA Award

Congratulations to Emily Gilbert and Hannah Quinn, who both won the 2018-19 departmental TA Award.

Emily Gilbert has proven her ability to provide meaningful feedback through excellent communication skills, and helping students creatively imagine the possibilities of their anthropological education in ways they had previously not considered.

Hannah Quinn is a conscientious leader who designed curricula to include LGBTQ and indigenous perspectives, making sure everyone is welcome, and helping new TAs find their feet as they begin their university teaching career.

Undergrad student Tara Suri’s paper published in Semiotica Journal & to be presented at conferences

Congratulations to our fourth year undergraduate student Tara Suri, who was recently selected to be published in Semiotica, the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, this July 2019!

Tara Suri, Fourth Year Undergraduate

The name of her publication is ““Do You Understand These Charges?”: How Procedural Communication in Youth Criminal Justice Court Violates the Rights of Young Offenders in Canada.”

The paper will be presented by Tara on a panel entitled “Taking Language and Law Seriously” at the International Language and Law Association Conference this September 2019 at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

She will also be presenting at the Canadian Criminal Association Congress this November 2019 in Quebec City.

Congratulations Tara!