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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Co-evolution of Indigenous knowledge and Western science for northern fisheries

Reference number: 14006
Supervisor: Monica Mulrennan

Program description

FISHES (Fostering Indigenous Small-scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security) is a multi-disciplinary research program working in partnership with the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee to address critical opportunities and challenges related to northern fisheries. A core commitment of FISHES is the application of a novel knowledge co-evolution framework which will contribute to better understandings of how Indigenous people and fisheries scientists can work together to co-create new knowledge.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will explore how Western science approaches to the study of culturally important fish species can intersect with, complement, and benefit traditional knowledge approaches to those same species?

Candidates should demonstrate commitment to community-based research with Indigenous partners, ideally in the context of traditional/subsistence fisheries. Experience working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists and natural scientists is desirable.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will benefit from the exciting, diverse, and inclusive research environment that the FISHES team has established.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in geography, biology, anthropology, Indigenous studies, environmental studies or any other domain that engages critically with Indigenous knowledge systems.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


  • Applications deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Preferred fellowship start date: January 15, 2024
  • Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Monica Mulrennan
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above 
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Monica Mulrennan


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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