Application Deadline: 31 January 2009

For further information, please go to:

Or contact:
Keith Chaulk

The Faculty of Arts and the Labrador Institute of Memorial University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in aboriginal studies, Labrador history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology or other field relevant to Labrador and aboriginal communities. Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, broadening teaching experience, and preparing to become competitive in national research grant competitions. The successful candidate will be required to engage in postdoctoral research and teach one course relevant to both the needs of the Labrador Institute and the applicant's interests.

To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have earned a doctorate from a recognized university within the last five years. A career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of child rearing will be taken into consideration with a letter of explanation from the applicant. S/He must not hold a tenure or tenure-track faculty position and must have finalized a program of research with the Labrador Institute in consultation with academic units in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University.

The Faculty Research Committee evaluates applications solely on academic merit. This is measured by originality, potential significance, and feasibility of the proposed program of work, relevance of proposed research to Labrador fellowships, scholarships, or other awards previously obtained, previous research experience and/or publications, and comments from the PhD supervisor.

Fellows will be paid approximately $38,000 (Canadian) per year, plus an accountable research allowance of up to $5,000, and a travel allowance of $5,000 per award. The fellowship is non-renewable and is for a one-year period. The award must begin on 1 September 2009.

To apply, please provide the following to the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Arts:
- Postdoctoral fellowship application,
- Cover letter outlining academic profile and research interests,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Research proposal (limit of 2 pages), and
- A letter of support from your PhD supervisor.

These documents must be received no later than 31 January 2009.

For further information and to obtain the application form, please go to:

Or contact:
Keith Chaulk, PhD
Director, Labrador Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland
219 Hamilton River Road
Goose Bay, Labrador, NL
Box 490, Stn "B", A0P 1E0
Phone: 709-896-6211
Fax: 709-896-2970