New Fellowship opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Science, Chair in Taiwan Studies, invites applications for a fellowship in Taiwan Studies tenable at the University of Ottawa during the academic year 2012-13.

We welcome candidates in all fields of social science who specialize in any aspect of Taiwanese politics, economics, society, or culture. The main responsibilities of the Fellow are research, post-thesis writing, and administration of Chair activities.

Hold a Ph.D. in social science;
Demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and research;
Should have strong demonstrated ability to read Mandarin Chinese, or, in the case of historical research, Japanese;
Must specialize in Taiwan Studies.

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution. We welcome applications from potential candidates who can work in the official languages of Canada.
The Fellow will receive a stipend for the academic year of $28,000, plus benefits, but will also be able to teach one or two courses per semester.

September 1st, 2012

Consideration of applications will begin on February 15, 2012. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their Research experience and interests. They must also indicate their language abilities and submit copies of their main publications.

Applicants must also request that three referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.

All information and letters are to be sent directly to:
Scott Simon
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.