A position is open for a graduate student pursuing graduate research in
Ukrainian studies at M.A. or Ph.D. levels in either of the following fields
– cultural anthropology, history, or religious studies.
Deadline: November 30, 2009
The amount of remuneration will depend on the applicant’s entry level in the program and
will be between $12,000.00 to $15,000.00 CAD per academic year. Once in the program, a
student is eligible to apply for other on-campus funding and work opportunities.
While pursuing her/his own graduate studying, the successful candidate will
assist with the SSHRC funded project “Diaspora, Homeland and the Ukrainian
Other in the 20th century” as well as other projects. The SSRHC project
explores vernacular diaspora/homeland encounters in the 20th century
Ukrainian culture. In addition to ethnographic research on politics of
transnational vernacular (dis)engagement, transatlantic kinship mobility
and exchanges, heritage tourism, and current labour migration from Ukraine,
the project aims to create a searchable database of oral histories,
memoirs, personal letters dealing with the topic of migration and
The applicant should hold as minimum a bachelor’s degree in the fields of
cultural anthropology, ethnology, history, religious studies, or other
related to the project field, have a strong academic record, and an
interest in pursuing graduate research on the topic directly related
to the project or any other relevant topic in the field of Ukrainian
or Ukrainian Canadian studies. The applicant should possess near
native knowledge of the Ukrainian language. Familiarity with oral
historical methodology, related computer skills and the knowledge of
additional languages are an asset.
Applicants from outside Canada should have by the time of their official
admission successfully passed TOEFL with admissible by the U of
Saskatchewan scores. For details go to the website of Graduate Studies
and Research, University of Saskatchewan.
Applicants should submit:
– a detailed letter of interest,
– names and detailed contact information of three referees.
All documents should be sent via email to project coordinator
Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen by November 30, 2009. University
application deadlines vary, based on the chosen department of study.
Information on the further steps in the application process to the U of
Saskatchewan and the requirements for foreign applicants can be found at
College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR) website.
In addition, departments of History, Archeology and Anthropology, Religions
and Culture, where the prospective applicant will be pursuing her/his
studies, may have additional requirements for prospective applicants.
The student is to commence work in the fall term of 2010. The
possibility of an earlier start date (i.e. May 2010) may be
Why University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan is home to a host of renowned scholars in the
fields of history, anthropology, and religious studies. The Department of
History offers a vibrant and diverse program of study at both MA and PhD
level to the graduate students from around the world, while focussing on
Western Canadian studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and modern
European history. The graduate programs in Cultural Anthropology and
Religion and Culture have a strong profile in the field of health research
and East Asian studies. While being smaller, their graduate programs
provide prospective MA students with a welcome possibility for
University has a strong and long interest in the Ukrainian and Ukrainian
Canadian studies. Various faculty members across campus pursue research in
University of Saskatchewan charges low tuition fees. Importantly, graduate
students from outside Canada, do not pay double tuition (tuition plus 100%
differential fee), as it is the case with almost all other North American
University of Saskatchewan is located in the province of Saskatchewan that
boasts one of the oldest and vibrant Ukrainian communities in Canada. It
was the first North American University to teach Ukrainian courses for
credit (in 1949). Today, it is home to the Prairie Centre for the Study of
the Ukrainian Heritage.