Please distribute widely the following calls for applications:
Call for applications: VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Deadline: March 1, 2011
The Program invites applications from scholars in Ukraine (and Ukrainianists outside of Canada) for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. The prospective candidates spend four to six weeks in Toronto conducting research and interacting with Canadian scholars. They are expected to present a seminar on their work and to take part in relevant scholarly events. In exceptional circumstances, arrangements may be made for them to teach. Visits will be scheduled during the sessions of the university, that is, between September and April.
Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar positions are open to scholars working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat degree recipients. To support the new generation of young Ukrainian scholars the Program also introduces “young scholar” category for those who are under 35 and have not yet received their doctorate. Especially attractive are applicants whose work relates to the current thematic focus of the program “Challenges of Independent Ukraine”. This focus includes Ukraine’s state- and institution- building, law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and national identity; and foreign policy and international relations.
CERES pays round-trip airfare (at APEX rates), gives a stipend for living (typically $1,500 CDN per month), and provides shared office space and access to the university library as well as assists in arranging housing at a reasonable cost. Housing and other related living expenses are to be covered by the stipend.
For more information and application forms please go to http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/Visiting%20Scholars%20Program.htm
Call for applications: Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society
Deadline: March 1, 2011
The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce a generous gift from the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation to fund the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society at the University of Toronto. The objective of the Fellowship is to support the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.
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. The Fellowship runs for twelve months.
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 (normally 6-8 weeks) based at the National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote his/her time to preparation of 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. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.
We are grateful to the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation for its continuous support of the study of contemporary Ukraine at the University of Toronto. We believe that this new initiative will strengthen the field of Ukrainian studies and enrich young scholars with research and teaching opportunity.
For more information and application forms please go to http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/index.htm
Inquiries about both programs may be sent by e-mail at [email protected] or by regular mail to
Svitlana Frunchak, Ukrainian Programs, 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) 946-8113; Fax: (416) 946-8939; www.utoronto.ca/ceres/