Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Université de Montréal

July 15, 2016

The Centre for Research on Ethics (CRE) located at Université de Montréal invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in ethics and environment (gross salary of $36 000/year) for a 12-month period starting January 1, 2017. Subject to evaluation, the position is renewable for an additional nine months.

Application deadline: September 15, 2016.

General rules:

Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. after September 1, 2011.
Candidates must have defended their thesis before January 1, 2017.
Candidates must have sufficient knowledge of the French and English languages to be able to participate in the activities of the centre.
Target audience:

Researchers who are working on topics related to ethics and the environment. The proposed research must focus on a subject related to the environment that raises ethical issues. The choice of topics includes issues that affect human behaviour and moral duties towards the non-human world; analysis of the nonhuman; the use and distribution of environmental goods and services; environmental regulation, etc.

For more information, please visit the following page:

The CRE will offer to its fellows:

A gross salary of 36 000.00$ per year[see Note 1 below];
An individual workstation;
Access to the university services (libraries, etc.);
Assistance for material organization of the stay.

In return, the fellows are expected to:

Pursue the research project as submitted;
Participate in CRE and GREEA’s (Groupe de recherche en éthique environnementale et animale) activities (conferences, seminars, lectures);
Using those activities to present their ongoing research to their fellow researchers (CRE and GREEA)
Be present on a regular basis where the postdoc will be located (e.g. at CRE).

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

The nature and quality of the research project and its relevance to the mission of the ethics and environment axis of CRE;
The quality of previous research by the applicant and the potential benefits to the applicant of a stay in the ethics and environment axis of CRE.

Candidates should send the following documents to the CRE:

their curriculum vitae;
an article written or published over the last three years;
a research project of up to 1500 words;
two letters of reference (to be sent directly to the CRE before the deadline);
A doctoral academic transcript (if possible);
The properly filled out Postdoctoral fellowship form.

[Note 1]  Please note that provincial and federal taxes, as well as other deductions, will be withheld from paycheck, for a total deduction of about 6 to 7% of the salary.

Please send your dossier, by email, to Valéry Giroux, coordinator, at If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 3 days, please resubmit your application to this email address

For more information contact:

Valéry Giroux
Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ)
2910, boul. Édouard-Montpetit, app.17 bureau 313
Montréal, Qc H3T 1J7

Kathryn Furlong
Professeure agrégée en géographie
CRC en eau et urbanisation
Université de Montréal
514-343-6111 poste 28499