Call for Applications!


The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities has openings for two (or more) Research Affiliates in the 2020-21 academic year.

Applications are welcome from post-doctoral fellows, independent scholars, graduate students enrolled in the program generally considered to be the highest in their field (e.g. PhD, LLM, MFA), and individuals in full-time university appointments who wish to spend all or part of a sabbatical leave in Manitoba.

Applicants must have a clearly defined project in some field of humanities scholarship. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome. Graduate candidates will be considered only if they have completed all course requirements at the highest degree level and expect to be engaged in full-time research. Preference will be given to students who are not enrolled in a program at the University of Manitoba.

There is no stipend, but a private office, computer, telephone, fax, library privileges, and some administrative assistance will be provided. If more than two research affiliates are chosen, private office space and computer will be guaranteed to the top two candidates only. Affiliates may also apply to the Director for limited subsidies or research expenses. Additional support for UMIH programming ideas (panels, roundtables, workshops, etc.) may be available. Affiliates will be expected to participate in Institute activities and to use their offices on a regular basis. The maximum teaching load during the tenure of the affiliateship will normally not exceed six credit hours.

The standard tenure of the affiliateship is twelve months, from 1 July to 30 June. However, applications for alternative tenures will also be considered (e.g., six- or eight-month terms).

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

A letter of application stating the period for which the affiliateship is desired, together with a research proposal, curricula vitae, and letters from two referees should be addressed to:

University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities

c/o Sabrina Sethi

407 Tier Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 phone: 204 474 9599 | fax: 204 474 7596 | email:

The deadline for applications and all support material is 4 May 2020. A decision will be made by mid-June 2020.

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