Postdoctoral Researcher in Indigenous Studies

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher valued at $50,000 per year. The position also offers a $5,000 research stipend. The position is designed to contribute to McGill University’s commitment to increasing the presence of Indigenous faculty, staff, and students on campus in addition to expanding its Indigenous content and improving student mentoring. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be supervised by Professor Allan Downey, be housed in the Indigenous Studies Program at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and will have the opportunity to engage with and be mentored by scholars from across the university. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to develop an independent program of research and teach three courses in Indigenous Studies (INDG 200: Introduction to Indigenous Studies (Fall 2017 and Fall 2018) and one upper level lecture or seminar), over a two-year period, contingent upon availability. The Postdoctoral Researcher is also expected to contribute towards the Indigenous Studies Program’s community outreach, initiatives, and events. We are particularly interested in scholars who work with Indigenous knowledge systems in the field of Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline, and have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities. Scholars who received their PhD after June 2014 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by July 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. The starting date is August 1st, 2017. This search is being conducted in accordance with McGill University’s commitment to diversity and equity in employment and particularly welcomes applications from Indigenous scholars. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. For more information, visit or contact us at


Application Procedure

Applications should include the following documents:

1) Letter of Application (cover letter);

2) Curriculum Vitae;

3) an official copy of university graduate transcripts;

4) a copy of the doctoral diploma. In addition, applicants should arrange for two letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees and a writing sample, not exceeding 20 pages.

Application materials may be sent electronically to or by post to: The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 3463 Peel Street Montréal (QC), Canada H3A 1W7

Review of Applications will begin May, 26 2017 and continue until the position is filled

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