Carleton University, Canada, offers postdoctoral fellowships in critical public history and museology.

For the academic year 2022-2023, Carleton University’s Department of History and Carleton Centre for Public History are inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Critical Public History and Museology.
The goal of this fellowship is to document the historical, institutional, and systematic othering of knowledge, peoples, and places at the Canadian Museum of Nature and its predecessors–the Geological Survey of Canada, the National Museum of Canada, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences–through research and collection practices.

Carleton University is a public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that is taught in English. It’s a vibrant research and teaching institution with innovative programs and a strong staff, professor, and student community. In the list of Best Global Universities, Carleton University is rated 481st. The institution aspires to provide students with cutting-edge programs that will benefit them both now and in the future. Carleton University has six faculties and over 65 degree programs, offering a varied range of academic disciplines.

Why should you attend Carleton University? Carleton University offers hands-on learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom or lab. Experiments in the lab, participation in research projects, field courses, practicums, and co-op jobs are all ways to gain experience. Carleton University is dedicated to cultivating diversity as a source of academic success, cultural enrichment, and social strength within its community. It is one of the country’s largest engineering faculties and is expanding its cognitive science department.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is June 24, 2022, or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.

Brief Description
  • University or Organization: Carleton University
  • Department: Department of History and Carleton Centre for Public History
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Award: $45,000
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Canada
  • All nationalities are eligible to participate.
  • Eligible Courses or Subjects: The university offers a postdoctoral fellowship in critical public history and museology.
  • Criteria for Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:
  • Being able to work in the National Capital Region is a plus.
  • While the majority of the study will be conducted in English, the fellow will need to perform some archival research in French. The languages of French and Inuktitut are considered valuable assets.
  • Experience with collaborative research methods is often regarded as a plus.
  • Applicants must have excellent academic records.
How to Apply
  • Students must submit and transmit their application as a single file to to be considered for the Fellowship. A cover letter detailing professional aspirations, research interests, and reasons for applying, as well as a CV and contact information for two references, should be included in the application materials. If you have any concerns regarding this position or the application process, please use the same email address.
  • Students must submit a cover letter outlining their professional aspirations, research interests, and reasons for applying, as well as a CV and the contact information for two references.
  • Students must hold a PhD in History, Public History, Critical Heritage, Library, Information, Archival Studies, Art History, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, or any other field relevant to the study aims.
  • Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate that they can communicate well in written and spoken English.

For two years, the postdoctoral fellow will be paid an average of $45,000 per year (including extended health and dental coverage). They will be deemed members of PSAC Local 77000 and will be considered unionized. A minimum of $5000 per year will be awarded to the fellow for the purchase of equipment, research travel, and attendance at academic and professional gatherings.

Now is the time to apply.