Media @ McGill

Call for Application: Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Description: Media@McGill is a hub of interdisciplinary research, scholarship and public outreach on issues in media, technology and culture, located in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. To see the list of postdoctoral fellowships, click here.

Media@McGill offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to promising scholars engaging in media-related research, as defined in Media@McGill’s mission statement.

Fellows are provided with a workspace, and are expected to take an active role in the research activities and academic life of Media@McGill (participation in conferences, seminars, etc.). They may also have the possibility of teaching a course within the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill.

Eligibility: The Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to both national and international scholars who completed their doctoral degrees in a university other than McGill no earlier than June 1, 2010. Candidates must have received their PhD by May 1, 2014. Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of French is an asset.

Value and Duration: The stipend for the Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellowship is $45,000 CAD for 12 months (this includes a travel research stipend) beginning in the first week of September 2014.

Application Process Deadlines: Media@McGill will be offering one Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2014-2015.

1. In a cover letter, applicants must stipulate how their research is related to Media@McGill’s mission statement and to Media@McGill’s 2014-15 theme: Media, Senses and Sensibilities. We are particularly interested in work that extends or challenges recent scholarly innovations in the critical study of media, the senses and sensibilities, from approaches such as sound studies, visual culture, affect theory, new materialisms, sensory history and anthropology, and related fields.  Applicants should also identify a potential faculty supervisor who is a member of Media@McGill and whose research is closely tied to that of the applicant. Please do not contact a potential supervisor at this stage.

The following should be included in all statements of interest and be sent in a single pdf (the application will not be accepted otherwise). The documents order follows the list below:

  1. a cover letter; 
  2. a research proposal (750 words);
  3. a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages);

Deadline: Complete statements of interest should be sent to sophie.toupin@mcgill.ca by February 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. E.S.T.

2. Statements of interest will be reviewed by the Media@McGill potential supervisor, and candidates will be notified of results by February 28, 2014. If successful, applicants will be asked to provide the following additional documents:

  1. official copies of transcripts during graduate studies;
  2. three letters of recommendation (one of which is by the potential Media@McGill faculty supervisor);
  3. a writing sample (maximum 20 pages).

Deadline: Complete applications should be sent to sophie.toupin@mcgill.ca  by March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m. E.D.T. Applications will be reviewed by Media@McGill’s Steering Committee, and candidates will be notified of results in early May 2014.

For additional information, please contact sophie.toupin@mcgill.ca or call (514) 398-8364.