Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Employment Opportunities

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cultural Studies

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have recently completed a doctoral program. Appointments are for a period of two years and are tenable only at the University of Alberta. MLCS is particularly interested in hosting postdoctoral scholars in Cultural Studies, including in Latin American Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, New Media and Cultural Studies.
Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $44,000 per year and a one-time research allowance of $4,000.
Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to excellent scholars who will receive significant income from another major fellowship. Honorary Fellows qualify for all the benefits afforded to Killam Postdoctoral Fellows. These benefits include the travel allowance, the research allowance and, if applicable, a top-up to the stipend of their other award to bring it to the current level of a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, adjudicates and selects applicants for Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. The committee forwards its recommendations to the Killam Scholarship Committee for ratification.

For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellows Office website.

  • Deadline for prospective postdocs to submit all documents to departments is December 1, 2017.
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Awards will be announced in May 2018


American Sign Language Instructor

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies invites applications for a part-time instructor to teach introductory courses in American Sign Language for Fall 2019.

Applicants will ideally have:

• Native or near-native fluency in American Sign Language
• 2-3 years of teaching experience
• Superior knowledge of second language teaching pedagogy
• Demonstrated excellence in working with undergraduate students and proven capacity to work as member of a teaching team
• A Master’s degree from an accredited Institution is desired, but not required

The successful candidate will work closely with the other instructors in the program to offer a well-rounded, coordinated curriculum in American Sign Language.

To receive consideration please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (which includes teaching experience), and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available (ie student evaluations) to