Wilson Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian History

The Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University invites qualified candidates to apply for a 2 Year appointment, Wilson Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The Wilson Institute has as its mission the rethinking of Canadian history within a globalization framework. This perspective involves studying the ways in which Canadians have contributed to and been influenced by transnational or supranational phenomena such as international migration, Diaspora politics, religious movements, changing conceptions of human rights, gender and civil society, popular culture, epidemics, wars, and global finance and trade, to take just a few examples.


Scholars interested in engaging with the mandate of the Institute are invited to apply. The fellowship is open to junior scholars who have received their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2013 or who are scheduled to receive their PhD by 1 June 2016. The two-year appointment to the Wilson Institute for Canadian History begins on 1 July 2016 and carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits and up to $5,000 for research or publication expenses.

The fellow will pursue her/his own research and publishing agenda, teach one one-term course, and help develop and administer the research mission of the Institute.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Application date
15 Apr 2016
Date of residence
1 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2018
America Canada
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 4 years
Award granted
CAD$ 105.000