Post-Doctoral Fellow in Border Studies, Carleton University Borders in Globalization Project

CarletonUniversity invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Border Studies in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. A PhD in Geography, Anthropology, Political Science or a related discipline is required at the time of the appointment. The position is effective January 1, 2014, and will be for a period of two years.

Borders in Globalization (BIG) is a seven year project funded by a Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant.  It is comprised of a network of academic partners in Border Studies from Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, which is engaged with non-academic partners involved in the management of borders and borderlands in Canada and worldwide. The basic goal is to build excellence in the knowledge and understanding of borders.

The Department of Geography provides the base for the BIG Project at CarletonUniversity and in eastern Canada. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will engage in research related to the Canada-U.S. border and tied primarily to the culture theme of the project.  It is expected that the Post-Doctoral Fellow will prepare and submit research papers on this work for peer reviewed publication and assist in the development and management of the BIG Project, including the planning and preparation of an international conference in the fall of 2014, organization of roundtables, policy forums, summer schools and other aspects of the project, and coordination and advising of graduate student research.

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Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information (email and telephone) of three referees who may be contacted.

Please send applications to Dr. Victor Konrad, Director, Borders in Globalization Project, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, CarletonUniversity, Ottawa, CanadaK1S 5B6.

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