Applications are invited for the non-stipendary Visiting Scholars Programme in the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
The Centre is internationally recognised as the lead centre for Canadian Studies in the UK. It runs a graduate programme and lively undergraduate courses in Canadian Studies. In addition, the Centre organizes interdisciplinary research seminars and hosts a range of public events.
The Centre is integrated in Scotland’s leading School of Social and Political Science and the University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School embraces the disciplines of Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy and Social Work. Its interdisciplinary centres of Canadian, African, and South Asian Studies are all internationally recognized.
Visiting Scholar are welcome to visit the Centre for periods between 1-12 months. Access to the University Library, its work spaces and IT facilities will be provided.
Applications are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of the study of Canada. We particularly welcome scholars whose academic interests link directly with research interests of academic staff http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk/Staff/index.htm and graduate researchers http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk/Postgraduate/CurrentGraduates.htm in the Centre of Canadian Studies. Scholars with research proposals that may lead to international research collaboration with academic staff at Edinburgh, including new research funding initiatives, are particularly welcome to apply.
Applicants must be able to meet the criteria for Academic Visitors specified by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) at:
Visa Requirements: The UK Embassy/Consulate in the particular country of residence will be able to advise individuals on the appropriate visa requirements. Guidance can also be found at the following link on the HR website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/human-resources/recruitment/immigration/visitors
How to Apply
Individuals wishing to be considered for the Visiting Scholars programme in the calendar year of 2013/14 should write to the Director of Canadian Studies (email@example.com) outlining:
1. The dates they wish to visit the Centre.
2. Their ability to comply with the UKBA regulations for Academic Visitors.
3. The research they wish to undertake during their visit to the Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh and the anticipated output of that research.
4. Research collaborations and/or research funding initiatives that could be developed, during the proposed visit, with academics affiliated to the Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh or located in Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science.
5. The title of a research seminar paper on their personal research for presentation in the Centre’s Open Research Seminar Series.
6.Their reflections on contributing to the Canadian Studies Research Atelier and meeting informally with graduate students at the Centre to exchange research ideas and help foster their career development.
Applicants must provide a full Curriculum Vitae highlighting their publications and research expertise.
Applicants must also provide names, affiliation, and electronic contact details of two referees, one of whom must be from the applicant's own academic institution.
Scholars are welcome throughout the year. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed visit includes part or all of the semester time-periods at Edinburgh (Sep-Dec; Jan-March).