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The Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity

University of Toronto
$58,000.00 - $58,000.00
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
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Full Time
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The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship during the 2020-21 academic year to support junior scholars pursuing research in LGBTQ2+ and sexual diversity studies. Our search committee welcomes proposals that span disciplinary boundaries. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to be in residence in the Greater Toronto Area during the period of their award and will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s day-to-day activities. The Postdoctoral Fellow will offer one undergraduate class for the Sexual Diversity Studies program and, at some point during the period of their award, deliver at least one public lecture that highlights their work. They will be able to utilize the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at the University of Toronto, the Bonham Centre, and in the city. The successful candidate will receive a combined research and teaching stipend of $58,000, plus benefits, to support themselves for the duration of their fellowship. To get a sense of the wide disciplinary range and diversity of the Bonham Centre’s community and academic offerings consult our website (

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of 3 years before the appointment date (August 1, 2020). To apply, submit as one PDF a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference (submitted directly by the referees via email). At least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant’s teaching experience and ability.

All application materials should be submitted via email by January 20, 2020 to The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies ( Fellowships will normally be awarded to candidates affiliated with a university other than the University of Toronto. The fellowship is open to non-Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment), recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


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