2018 11 15 jacyk

2018 11 15 munk school


The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the 2019-2020 academic year. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support annually one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.

  • Description:

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at CERES and a period of time in Ukraine (typically 2-4 weeks), conducting research and giving lecture(s) at educational institutions. While at CERES, the Fellow is expected to devote her/his time preparing his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. This will include guest lectures, workshops, and conferences. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one- semester course (usually a seminar) that deals with contemporary Ukraine.

  • Eligibility:

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a research and teaching focus on contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs (persons holding doctorates for no more than three years at the time of application). The program is advertised internationally and does not have any restrictions with respect to citizenship. However, the successful candidate who is not Canadian will have to meet the necessary requirements in order to obtain a work permit as mandated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada prior to starting the fellowship. The successful candidate will also have to have proof of doctoral degree by June 30, 2019.

  • Fellowshiptenure:

The Fellowship runs for twelve months.

  • Funding:

The Fellowship holder will receive approximately CAD $43,000, which includes payment for teaching a course (one semester), and separately an allowance of up to CAD $2,500 for travel expenses to Ukraine for research purposes.


  • Application Procedure:

Applications with all required attachments should be received by February 1, 2019. The application form can be downloaded from the website: http://sites.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/call%20for%20applicat ions.htm


Please send applications by email to: the Foundation at pjef@bellnet.ca AND the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto at jacyk.program@utoronto.ca simultaneously.

Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to both email addresses either by the referees or by confidential graduate dossier services. Emailed letters will be treated as confidential. Please make sure that you receive an acknowledgement of your application’s receipt by email. In exceptional circumstances (when emailing is not possible), application and letters can be sent by express mail to the address indicated below (please call to confirm delivery).

Mailing address:

Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Munk School of Global Affairs

University of Toronto 1 Devonshire Place

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada

Tel: (416) 946-8938

Fax: (416) 946-8939

Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries regarding the fellowship may be sent by e-mail to jacyk.program@utoronto.ca

For more information on the post-doctoral fellowship, please visit our website: http://sites.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/index.htm