The Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD) at University of Victoria is inviting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) in the area of decolonizing praxis within post-secondary environments, ideally starting on January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be a junior scholar possessing a strong background in Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies.

Fellowship value: $50,000 fellowship per year and an additional $5,000 per year in research funds to support activities related to the fellowship

Duration of funding: 2 years

About the position:

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will:

  • pursue and nurture relationships and collaborations with local Indigenous communities, knowledge holders, faculty, and students;
  • undertake independent research and scholarship on decolonial praxis in HSD, with supervision from Dr. Charlotte Loppie and Dr. Nick Claxton;
  • prepare and submit applications for external (e.g. SSHRC or CIHR) post-doctoral funding;
  • prepare and submit at least one application for project funding;
  • support the development of an undergraduate land-based course pilot;
  • co-develop and facilitate an HSD land-based graduate research gathering;
  • co-develop and facilitate a land-based decolonizing retreat for HSD faculty and staff.


  • Applicant must have completed PhD no more than 3 years before the date of acceptance, with relevant focus on decolonizing praxis.
  • Demonstrated scholarly and research record and/or potential.
  • Experience working respectfully with Indigenous communities, collectives, organizations and/or Nations.


Application to be sent to Kathy Jang (Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean-Research) at including a cover letter that refers to the role description, CV, one writing sample and the names of two referees (one academic, one Indigenous community, collective or organization).

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Victoria
Country Canada
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Social Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 October 2020

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