Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job posting

Research program title

Global Far North 500-1500 CE

Reference number



Program description

The Global Far North project will reframe received debates about cultural contact between Norse-speaking peoples and the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America) and Kalaalit Nunaat (Greenland), privileging Indigenous community-led research to reframe and move beyond the narratives of the Icelandic Vinland sagas and other written records of medieval North Atlantic culture. The project will build on existing connections between medieval studies and Indigenous researchers and activists in cognate disciplines, and contribute to the larger efforts to transform medieval studies from a site of active harm to colonized peoples into a site of active repair.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in English or a cognate discipline, with a research focus on medieval studies and/or Indigenous studies.

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  are due April 1, 2022. Start dates are subject to negotiation, but the Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by March 1, 2023.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Stephen Yeager
  • 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 Stephen Yeager


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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