CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2017-2018

The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support annually 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 through the generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.

• Description:

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (typically 2-4 weeks), conducting research and giving lecture(s) at educational institutions. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote her/his time preparing 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 housed at CERES. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one-semester course (usually a seminar) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.

• Eligibility:

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application). The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship. However, the successful candidate who is not Canadian will have to meet the necessary requirements in order to obtain the work permit as mandated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The successful candidate will also have to have proof of doctoral degree by June 30, 2017.

• Fellowship tenure:

The Fellowship runs for twelve months.

• Funding:

The Fellowship holder will receive CAD $40,000, which includes payment for teaching a semester-long course, and separately an allowance of up to CAD $2,500 for research and travel expenses.

• Application Procedure:

Applications with all required attachments should be received by February 1, 2017. The application form can be downloaded here in Word format or PDF format. Please send applications by email to: the Foundation at AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at simultaneously. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).

Mailing address: 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, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada Tel: (416) 946-8938 Fax: (416) 946-8939 Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to

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