Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2017-2018
The Petro Jacyk Educational 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 by 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.
The Fellowship runs for twelve months.
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 email@example.com AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program 2017-2018
Scholars studying Ukraine outside Ontario are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto for the 2017-2018 academic year. The appointees will conduct research and interact with Canadian scholars during their stay at CERES. They will also be invited to give a presentation on the topic of their research and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, visits are scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April.
In addition, each year the Petro Jacyk Program — in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) — may support one visiting scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those who are involved in HREC projects. Visiting scholars will have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), archives that include unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor, as well as the extensive Holodomor microfilm collection from the Central State Archive of Popular Organizations (Kyiv) at the University of Toronto Library. HREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta). Eligibility: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars program is open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients. Advanced doctoral students may also be considered. The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars 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. Solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.
Invitations to successful applicants are conditional upon applicants’ ability to fulfill the requirements for entering Canada as set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Funding: The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program: (1) lowest round-trip economy airfare to the maximum of CAD $1,200; (2) visa costs if applicable; (3) medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto; and (4) allowance calculated at a rate of CAD $55/full day up to the maximum of CAD$3,080 for 56 full days at CERES. The appointees will use this allowance to defray the cost of housing and other living expenses while in Toronto. The minimum length of stay at CERES for Petro Jacyk Visiting Professors and Petro Jacyk Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellows will be 28 days. Successful applicants who are advanced doctoral students will spend one term at CERES. The program will provide shared office space and access to the university library. Upon request, it may also assist the appointees in finding a reasonably priced accommodation.
Application Procedure: Completed applications (MS Word version; Adobe Acrobat PDF version) should be received along with:
- a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
- a curriculum vitae;
- two confidential letters of reference.
In the cover letter, please indicate the proposed length and the approximate starting date of your stay. You may identify a CERES faculty member who, in your opinion, could provide guidance for you during your tenure at the University of Toronto (you do not need to contact this faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be assigned by the selection committee. Applications should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The two referees should email their letters directly to the same email address. If sending the letter of reference electronically is not possible, your referee should mail a hard copy of the reference in a sealed and signed envelope to the address indicated below.
All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be in English. Letters of reference which are not in English must be translated by a qualified translator or agency, and submitted together with the original letter by the referee. Mailing Address: Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine c/o Olga Kesarchuk Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada
Deadline: All documents should be received by February 1, 2017
For more information regarding the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program, please visit our website.