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Queen's University

Department of Political Studies

Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellowship

In 2002, the Board of Trustees of Queen's University approved the creation of a new post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Political Studies, the Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian Affairs.

The fellowship is named after O.D. Skelton and Clifford Clark, two distinguished Queen's scholars who went to Ottawa to work in the civil service. Skelton served as Undersecretary of State for External Affairs from 1925 until his death in 1941; Clark served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1932 until his death in 1952.

The fellowship is intended to provide a junior scholar with an opportunity to pursue a program of post-doctoral research and writing on Canadian politics in a conducive intellectual environment. The fellow will have the opportunity to teach courses in Canadian politics.


The Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for the Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Canadian Affairs.  This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend time in an intellectually stimulating environment conducting research, writing, and teaching on topics in any area of Canadian politics.  Total value: $48,584 (unlike some post-doctoral fellowships, this PDF is taxable because it carries full Queen’s benefits).  This sum will include teaching two half-courses in Canadian Politics.  The fellowship is tenable for 12 months from 1 July or 1 September 2013.

Eligibility: preference will be given to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are not already in a tenure-stream position, and who have been awarded a doctorate in political science from a recognized university no earlier than 1 January 2010; or have completed the doctorate no earlier than 1 January 2007 but have had their career interrupted or delayed for family reasons; or who expect to have completed all degree requirements by 1 July 2013.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Please direct inquiries to Grant Amyot at  Applications must include a current c.v. and a statement outlining the applicant’s program of post-doctoral research.  Applicants must arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference on their behalf, either mailed to the address below or sent by email to   We do not accept electronic applications; please send applications by mail to: Grant Amyot, Head, Department of Political Studies, Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C321, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, CANADA.  We will consider only applications received by 1 March 2013.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000