Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy and History of Science and Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan


Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Philosophy and History of Science and Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan

The Departments of Philosophy and History at the University of Saskatchewan invite candidates for a one-year (renewable for a second year) post-doctoral fellowship. This award is associated with the SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant, “Situating Science” (, a national cluster promoting communication and networking between humanists and social scientists studying science and technology.


The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in History, Philosophy or Science, Technology and Studies by September 2012.  Applicants exploring sub-themes of epistemology and/or history of experimentation are preferred. 

The Project:

The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan associated with the Situating Science Cluster.  In particular, the post-doctoral fellow will help coordinate an international conference and a smaller workshop associated with the Cluster’s activities.  Salary and benefits to $35,000 with the possibility of teaching opportunities that may be negotiated.  Office space will be provided.


The University of Saskatchewan has a strong group of faculty and thriving graduate programs in the Department of History, Philosophy and English whose expertise range from early modern science and medicine to contemporary philosophy of science and technology, and history of medicine and psychiatry. 


More information on the objectives and themes of the Situating Science Cluster can be found on the website:

More information on the University of Saskatchewan Node can be found here:


How to Apply:

Applications must include: a research proposal (maximum 3 pages), curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of reference sent directly to the address below by April 1, 2012.


Please send inquiries and complete applications to:

Larry Stewart, Department of History

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  S7N 5A5