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VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM invites applications for 2014-2015 academic year

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Scholars studying Ukraine outside of Canada are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. The prospective candidates spend four to six weeks in Toronto conducting research and interacting with Canadian scholars. They are expected to present a seminar on their work and to take part in relevant scholarly events. In exceptional circumstances, arrangements may be made for them to teach. Visits will be scheduled during the sessions of the university, that is, between September and April.

Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar positions are open to scholars working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandidat nauk degree recipients. To support the new generation of young scholars of Ukraine, the Program also introduced the "young scholar" category for those who are under 35 and have not yet received their doctorate. The Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus "Challenges of Independent Ukraine". This focus includes state- and institution- building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations.

The Program covers round-trip airfare, gives a stipend for living (typically $1,500 CDN per month), and provides shared office space. The program also provides access to the university library as well as assists in arranging housing at a reasonable cost. Housing and other living expenses are to be covered by the stipend. Although official test results are not required, solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.

Applicants should submit a completed application form (MS Word version; Adobe Acrobat PDF version) along with:

  • a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two confidential letters of reference

In the letter of application, please indicate the proposed length of stay and the approximate starting date. If you wish to do so, you may identify a faculty member at CERES who you think can provide guidance for you during your tenure in Toronto (you do not need to contact the faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be appointed to selected candidates by the selection committee.

Please email applications to Svitlana Frunchak at sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca. Referees should email two letters of reference directly to the same email address. If emailing of a letter of reference is not possible, it may be mailed in a sealed and signed envelope to the address indicated below.

All application materials, including letters, must be in English. If translation of letters is needed, it must be arranged by the referee, certified by a qualified translator or agency, and included in the envelope together with the original letter.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Contact information:

Svitlana Frunchak
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine; Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place Toronto, Room 111N, ON
M5S 3K7 Canada

e-mail: sveta.frunchak@utoronto.ca

Fax: (416) 946-8939


   
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