Friday, September 05, 2008

McGill/ GRIPP postdoctoral fellowship

The Departments of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill University and the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP) will offer one postdoctoral fellowship at McGill in 2009-10. Area of specialization is open within political theory and political philosophy, but we are especially interested in applicants whose research is relevant to one or more of these GRIPP research themes:

1) The history of liberal and democratic thought, especially early modern thought;
2) Moral psychology and political agency, or politics and affect or emotions or rhetoric;
3) Democracy, diversity and pluralism.
4) Democracy, justice, and transnational institutions

Ph.D. must be in hand by 1 September 2009; preference may be given to candidates whose Ph.D.s will be in hand by 15 April 2009. Preference may also be extended to those with a knowledge of French, and to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill for the academic year and to take part in the intellectual life of political theory at McGill and in GRIPP, including regular workshops and conferences. The successful applicant will be assisted in applications for the McGill Tomlinson Postdoctoral Fellowship and for a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship (if eligible) to increase the available stipend.

Please submit CV, writing sample, research statement, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to: GRIPP postdoctoral fellowship, Political Science, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal QC H3A 2T7. Review of applications will begin September 15.