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Call for Applications Postdoctoral Fellowship Social Justice Centre 2023-2024

January 30, 2023

The Social Justice Centre is launching a competition for the Barry Pashak Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Justice for the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023.


This is a one-year postdoctoral researcher position at the Social Justice Centre at Concordia University, Montreal (Downtown Campus). The position may be extended subject to evaluation. Salary: CAD 55,000 (no benefits included).


For the purposes of this fellowship, social justice is defined broadly to include questions related to the distribution of wealth, power, opportunities, and privileges within a society as well as across societies. Applications are open to scholars from any discipline in social sciences or humanities, who will make significant contributions to research on social justice. Proposals whose orientation is interdisciplinary and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative will be given preference.

Applicants must have received their PhD or equivalent by the start of the fellowship and within the last 5 years, unless special circumstances apply.

All projects related to social justice research will be considered, but applications focusing on the following fields are especially encouraged: political economy and feminist political economy, economic alternatives (post-growth, degrowth, post-capitalist transitions, community economies, etc.), environmental justice, social movements, social justice and work, social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of law, philosophical theories of egalitarian justice, Marxism and socialism, and novel conceptions of democratic and participatory politics.

Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Concordia University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.


The primary responsibility of the fellow will be to carry out their research project, which must be on a topic in social justice. Additionally, the fellow is expected to give a presentation on their research during the academic year, participate in all activities of the Centre, and organize one event related to their research. There is no teaching associated with this position.


Located at Concordia University in downtown Montreal, the Social Justice Centre was launched in 2019 by Pablo Gilabert and Katharina Nieswandt. It is now co-directed by Bengi Akbulut (Geography, Planning, and the Environment) and Pablo Gilabert (Philosophy). The Centre organizes events, academic workshops, and funds graduate fellows. We hope to provide an office for the postdoctoral fellow, conditional upon available space.


Applicants should send an email to with the following information:

(1)  the applicant’s name and department

(2)  dissertation title, institution, and year of graduation

(3)  the title of the project and the topic(s) of research

A single and bookmarked PDF should be attached including the documents listed below:

(1)   Academic CV

(2)   Cover letter (2 pages max)

(3) Research Proposal (2 pages). Description of your research project during the fellowship. This project must be on a topic related to social justice.

(4) Two letters of recommendation. These letters should focus on your proposed research. They should be emailed by the referee or via a dossier service to the same address as your documents (


START DATE: Sept 1, 2023.

QUESTIONS? Please email Christiane Bailey (

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Barry Pashak Postdoc in Social Justice

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