2023 Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Now Open

Deadline to submit application is December 1, 2022.

02 November 2022

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable for two years, any time after May 1, 2023. This is a research position, but some additionally remunerated teaching is possible, if desired.

AOS: open.
Citizenship: open.

PhD must be completed prior to commencing fellowship; applicants who have completed their PhD prior to December 13, 2019 are ineligible. $50,000 per annum plus benefits and a one-time $4000 research/travel grant.

In case of a conflict, the instructions and deadlines provided in this ad override the guidelines on the application form and on the University of Alberta webpage.

To receive full consideration, applications (including the letters of recommendation, research proposal, research experience statement, and community engagement statement) should be tailored to the Killam postdoctoral fellowship, address the applicant’s fit with the department and be written in a style accessible to non-experts. Applicants should choose a University of Alberta supervisor (having consulted with the faculty member) for their project prior to submitting an application.

Applications should include:

1. a completed application form (supervisor signature is not required at this point);

The following required attachments should be provided. Detailed guidelines about each attachment are provided on the application form.

2. a research proposal (maximum two pages double-spaced) describing the applicant’s proposed postdoctoral research project;

3. a research experience statement (maximum four pages double-spaced) describing how the applicant’s academic background has prepared them to carry out the proposed research project;

4. a statement of community engagement (maximum one page double-spaced) describing how the applicant engages with the community at large, both in terms of their research focus/methodology and personal involvement;

5. a CV (including a list of academic honors, awards, and publications);

Supervisor’s letter of support and biosketch are not required at this time. If PhD degree is not yet in hand, proof that the PhD has been awarded will be required prior to taking up the fellowship.

Please also include:

6. graduate transcripts;

7. three letters of recommendation, sent directly to the Department of Philosophy by your recommenders.

Applications and letters should be sent electronically to Gail Mathew, Executive Assistant, Department of Philosophy: philea@ualberta.ca (subject line: Killam Search).

Deadline for receipt of applications: December 1, 2022. (Note: This internal deadline set by the Department of Philosophy overrides the official university-wide deadline of December 12 mentioned in the application guidelines.)

Fellowships are awarded in a university-wide competition. The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minority groups, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Indigenous and Black scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

General inquiries may be addressed to Professor K. Bimbo (bimbo@ualberta.ca).

For more information on eligibility and for the link to application procedures and the application form, please see: https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards-and-funding/postdoctoral-fellow-funding/killam.html