Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe

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Queen's University
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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Area of Specialty 
History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe
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Possible/Pending Budgetary Approval


Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 

the History of Classical and/or Medieval Europe

Departments of History and Classics

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Departments of History and Classics at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Marjorie McLean Oliver Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the history of Classical and/or Medieval Europe.  The fellowship is for a three-year term appointment beginning 1 July 2016. The terms of the fellowship stipulate at the donor’s bequest that only female candidates are eligible for the position. A postdoctoral supervisor will be named depending on the successful candidate’s field of specialization.

The successful applicant must have the PhD in hand prior to beginning the fellowship and will be expected to maintain an active scholarly profile and to teach in their subject field in both the Departments of History and Classics. The value of the fellowship in 2016-2017 will be approximately $32,000 CDN with an annual allocation of $2000 CDN for academic travel and research. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a discipline relevant to the position’s terms prior to beginning the fellowship. Previous teaching experience and evidence of scholarly research and publication related to the terms of the position will also be considered an asset.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral fellows at Queen's University are governed by two collective agreements. The Postdoctoral Fellow Collective Agreement, which is posted at, governs the overall terms of the appointment. The candidate will also be appointed to a term adjunct teaching position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University which is posted at

Applications should be submitted electronically and include a covering letter of application, copies of a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a teaching dossier, publications, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent electronically to:

Oliver Search Committee

Attn: Cindy Fehr

Department of History

Queen’s University

Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until 1 April 2016.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of History can be found at

Posted: (7 March 2016)

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