Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society

posted by Katalin Teller on 2009/01/12 16:24

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The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2008-2009. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation. Deadline for application: March 1, 2009.
The Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While at CERES, the Fellow will be expected to devote his/her time to preparation of his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. These include guest lectures, workshops and conferences, and other events. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine (possibly from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective). The Fellow will also be expected to spend a period of time in Ukraine (normally 6-8 weeks and preferably, but not necessarily, in May-June of the fellowship period) based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, where she/he may conduct research and participate in the academic life of the institution. By the end of fellowship year, the Fellow is expected to have a publication (a book manuscript based on a dissertation or an occasional paper from a new research project) ready for submission and provide a report of his/her activities to the Director of CERES. The Fellow should acknowledge Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in all publications, lectures, and any other activities supported by the program;

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a teaching and research focus on contemporary Ukraine. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD not more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship period and before taking up the Fellowship. There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship.

Fellowship tenure: The Centre will make one appointment for the calendar year of twelve months beginning July 2009.

Funding: The Fellowship holder will receive $40,000 Canadian funds plus an allowance for research and travel expenses;

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit to Ms. Larysa Iarovenko by March 1, 2009 the following materials:
  • a CV that includes information requested on the application form;
  • a description of the planned research and writing projects (three pages single spaced or six pages double spaced);
  • one (or possibly more) course proposals (a one page singled-spaced description along with a selected bibliography or reading list);
  • and a writing sample (e.g .article or chapter from dissertation or book). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be mailed separately to the address below.
Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by
e-mail to at larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca or by regular mail to Larysa Iarovenko, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Ukrainian Programs Manager, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7, Canada. Tel: (416) 946-8113, fax: (416) 946-8939.