Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The IHPST provides a number of postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for qualified junior scholars.

Description: The Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships provides outstanding recent doctoral students advanced training in their field of study. These fellowships are not discipline specific, but rather can be held in any department or research unit across the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a full-time supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate within the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus).

Deadline: Fall (see the Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowhips page for details)

Value: CDN $48,000/year for a maximum of two years.

Description: The University of Toronto Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers. These fellowships will enable postdoctoral researchers to grow their scholarly profiles, undertake academic work at the University of Toronto, and strengthen the research environment at the University with diverse perspectives.

To start the process, interested applicants should be directly in touch with potential supervisors. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a full-time supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate within the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus).

Arts & Science Deadline: March (see the Provost's Postodoctoral Fellowships page for details and materials).

Value: CDN $70,000/year for a maximum of two years (plus $5,000/year in start-up funding)

Description: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Value: CDN $70,000/year for a maximum of two years.

Internal Application Deadline: August (see the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships page for details).

To start the process, interested applicants should be directly in touch with potential supervisors. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a full-time supervisor(s) from the professoriate within the Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George Campus). Please consult the following documents for details about how to prepare the application.

                            
Posting Date:  December 21, 2021    

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Area of Research:     History of Mathematics

Description of duties
In addition to conducting research in the history of mathematics, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to and participate in the intellectual life of the Institute through participation in seminars, the presentation of colloquia and the mentorship of graduate students. 

The successful candidate will be required to teach two half-courses at the undergraduate level in each year of the Postdoctoral Fellowship for which the remuneration (in addition to the salary) will be at the rate of the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 per half-course instructorship. Teaching will be in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.  The current salary rates can be found at  Salary Ranges – The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture and at CUPE3902-Unit1-TAs-Jan2021-Dec2023.pdf.

Salary:  $50,000
Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail. 

Required qualifications:
Recent Ph.D.'s (within 5 years from the award of a PhD or equivalent degree) or by the time of the appointment in the history of mathematics and mathematical science are encouraged to apply for the Kenneth O. May Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2021-22. Evidence of substantial publication or forthcoming publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field is expected. 

Application instructions:
All individuals interested in this position must submit C.V., letters from two references and a brief description of proposed research before the closing date to Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep at director.ihpst@utoronto.ca.

Closing date:    February 15, 2022    

Supervisor:  Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep, Director

Expected start date:  July 1, 2022

Term: Two years from the date of appointment (to June 30, 2024)

FTE:    100%

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. 

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.