The Kule Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Digital Archiving and Digital Ethnography will be offered in 2019–20 by the Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore. The fellowship is for one year (with the possibility of renewal, subject to review). Although all applications in fields associated with the digital archiving and digital ethnography will be considered, research proposals in the areas of identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social values, historical politics and memory, change, and conflict, will be given preference.
The successful candidate will be working as a part of the Kule Folklore Centre team creating the Local Culture Research Archive of some 2000 interviews about everyday life of Prairie Canadians (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). In addition to working on the digital archiving project, the Kule Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to assist and participate in the overall program planning and activities of the Kule Folklore Centre.
Applicants must have received a PhD (or Candidate of Sciences degree from Ukraine or another post-Soviet country) within the past four years at the time of application. Applicants who are scheduled to receive their degree by the end of June 2019 are also eligible to apply, if they submit confirmatory documents.
The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post-doctoral appointment at the Kule Folklore Centre from 1 September 2019, but no later than 30 September 2019.
The applicants must be fluent in Ukrainian language. Knowledge of Ukrainian vernacular culture and folklore is an asset. This competition is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign nationals.
The post-doctoral position will be accorded salary and benefits in accordance with experience and policies for post-doctoral fellows at the University of Alberta. The annual stipend is C$38,000. In addition to the stipend, the award includes economy airfare to and from Edmonton, and supplemental health benefits. An additional C$2,000 is available for research-related expenses.
The Kule Post-Doctoral Fellowship is funded by Peter and Doris Kule Fellowship endowment.
Candidates should submit their covering letter, a CV, a statement of research experience (maximum one page, 12 pt font, double spaced) a statement of the proposed postdoctoral programme of work (maximum two pages, 12 pt font, double spaced) and contact information for three references to:
Jelena Pogosjan, Director
Kule Folklore Centre
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.