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Postdoc: The Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada

Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto


Description of duties: The Institute of Islamic Studies invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship on the study of Islam and Muslims in Canada. This post-doctoral fellow will be primarily responsible for pursuing independent scholarship and research on the study of Islam and Muslims in Canada. The post-doctoral fellow would also organize a monthly research-oriented workshop on the central theme; and support Institute research incubation on the central theme. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Salary: $45,000 CAD plus benefits per year.

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications: The successful applicant should have high level interdisciplinary analytic capability related to the theme, a demonstrated ability of independent research excellence, and the capacity to work collaboratively on a team of researchers. Applicants in the humanities and social sciences that examine the core thematic area are preferred. The final candidate must have a PhD by 1 July 2019.

Application instructions: For full consideration, applications must be submitted electronically to by the application closing date. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter with a research statement; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) names and email addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. However, no hiring decision will be made prior to ten working days following the date the vacancy was posted.

To ensure full consideration, applicants should be received by the closing date of October 1, 2018.

Supervisor: Anver M. Emon, Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

Expected start date: August 15, 2019
Term: two-year term, ending August 14, 2021

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.  This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.