Call for Applications – Postdoctoral GRIN Fellowship

The Interuniversity Normativity Research Group (GRIN) is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship of up to $36 000 for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal after evaluation. The duration of the fellowship can vary in light of the submitted application and the nature of the research.

 The GRIN’s mandate consists in studying normativity as it is deployed in four major domains of philosophy: ethics, action theory, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by a GRIN member and will be affiliated to the Center for Ethical Research of the University of Montreal (CREUM), whose mission is to contribute to interdisciplinary research in ethics.

The GRIN is a bilingual research group, but the University of Montreal is a francophone institution. Candidates must be fluently in both English and French so that they can participate in GRIN activities.

Candidates must submit their applications no later than April 30 2014.

General Criteria:

  • The successful candidate will have obtained his or her Ph.D. after April 30 2009.
  • For Canadian candidates, the dissertation must be submitted no later than September 1 2014.
  • For International candidates, the dissertation must be defended no later than September 1 2014, in order to the requirements related to the issuance of visa.

The GRIN is committed to offer to the selected candidate:

  • A postdoctoral grant of $3 000 per month;
  • An individual workstation;
  • Access to the services of the University of Montreal (library, sports center, etc.);
  • Assistance for the material organisation of the stay.

In return, the selected candidate is expected to:

  • Pursue the research project as submitted;
  • Contribute to the organization of the GRIN workshops;
  • Participate in the activities organised by the GRIN (conferences, seminars, colloquia);
  • Present their ongoing research to fellow GRIN members;
  • Have an active presence at the CREUM.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The nature and quality of the research project and its relevance to the GRIN’s mandate;
  • The quality of previous research and the potential benefits the applicant could receive from this the GRIN’s fellowship.

Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • C.V.;
  • Article written or published within the last three years;
  • Research proposal of up to 1 500 words;
  • Two letters of reference (sent directly to the CREUM before the deadline);
  • Academic transcripts;
  • Completed application form (available for download here).

The deadline for receiving applications is April 30 2014.

Please send your application electronically to Valéry Giroux, coordinator of the CREUM, at the following address: