Arnold & Blema Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowships at McGill University, 2018-2019

The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism of the Faculty of Law at McGill University is offering two postdoctoral research fellowships beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. Fellowships are available for pursuing research in International Migration Law and Policy.

These postdoctoral research fellowships will be funded by the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Foundation and the appointment(s) shall be for an initial duration of one year with a possibility of renewal for one more year.

A principal objective of the postdoctoral research fellowship program is to train the next generation of International Migration Law specialists interested in pursuing careers in Migration Law. Accordingly, in addition to completing a major research project in relation to migration and refugee Law, successful candidates, as members of the CHRLP team, will be strongly encouraged to participate in the relevant activities of the CHRLP and Oppenheimer Chair initiatives.

The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Applicant must demonstrate the required level of English proficiency prior to admission to McGill, regardless of citizenship status or country of origin.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for pursuing postdoctoral programme at the Faculty of Law.

Study Subject: Fellowships are available for pursuing research related to global health.

List of Subjects: International Migration Law and Policy

Number of Scholarships: Two postdoctoral research fellowships beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Scholarship Award: The selected candidates will receive a Fellowship of the value of 50,000 Canadian Dollars per annum.

Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in law obtained within the last five years. The ideal candidate must have a solid track record of original research, a high level of proficiency in English, and must propose a research project with a clear focus on migration, mobility, or refugee-related issues.

The criteria for selection are as follows:

  • originality, quality, and relevance of the project to contemporary global issues of migration and mobility.
  • ability demonstrated by the candidate to conduct legal research and perform other academic tasks substantiated by the candidate’s previous track record of original research and publications.
  • availability and willingness of the candidate to participate actively in the academic life of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, including a commitment to be physically present in Montreal during the tenure of the postdoctoral fellowship.
  • the candidate’s desire and preparedness to pursue a career in human rights law and/or migration law, refugee law, and migration policy.
  • practical or professional experience in working with migrants and refugees is considered as an asset.

Nationality: International applicants can apply for this fellowhisp.  

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in law obtained within the last five years.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The ideal candidate must have a solid track record of original research, a high level of proficiency in English, and must propose a research project with a clear focus on migration, mobility, or refugee-related issues.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted electronically to the attention of the selection committee. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal (maximum four pages), a transcript of postgraduate (doctoral) studies, and one or more writing samples (from peer-reviewed publications, if possible). Applicants should also name three referees who may be invited by the CHRLP to send letters of reference.

Application Deadline: The deadline for receiving applications is February 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time (Montreal time).

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