Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Affairs

Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

United States


Title William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Position Description

The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowship. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2021–2022 academic year, with the possibility of extending the fellowship for one additional year—conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.

The fellowship is open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the August 1, 2021 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.

The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for individual health insurance coverage. The fellow will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University’s wider community. Fellows receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources.


Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation.


All application materials must be received no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.

For more information about the Canada Program, please visit:

Basic Qualifications

PhD required by time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.

Contact Information

WLMK Research Fellowship
The Canada Program
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

*Please list your research interests (200 character limit)
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research
Sample Syllabus
Proposed Course Description
Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
Course Evaluation

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