Memorial University are looking for a PhD student interested in cultural representations of offshore energy. The position will be funded through my Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada project, “Oil Rigs and Islands,” and Memorial University. Reflecting its geographic position on an island in the North Atlantic, Memorial prioritizes ocean-focused research. Energy humanities and critical ocean and island studies are both growing areas of expertise within the Department of English.

The successful candidate will be mentored in research dissemination, and given opportunities for co-publication. They will also receive financial support to attend conferences. Doctoral students have access to professional development services within Memorial’s Enhanced Development of Graduate Experience program, and the opportunity to complete the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program, a non-credit certificate program that provides training in pedagogy.

The funding associated with the position is approximately $22,000 CAD per annum for four years. Students may supplement this amount by taking on research assistant and teaching fellow positions within the Department of English. Tuition at Memorial University is the lowest in Canada outside of Quebec.

Interested students should first contact Dr. Fiona Polack: [email protected]. Candidates must then apply to the Department of English’s graduate program. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021 for a September 2021 admission. Please visit the School of Graduate Studies’ website for application instructions:

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