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The Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies plays an integral role in promoting multilingual proficiency and intercultural understanding to prepare students for life and work as professionals in a global environment and as citizens in a multicultural society.

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MLCS invites applications for

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships
in Cultural Studies

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have recently completed a doctoral program. Appointments are for a period of two years and are tenable only at the University of Alberta. MLCS is particularly interested in hosting postdoctoral scholars in Cultural Studies, including in Latin American Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, New Media and Cultural Studies.

Each Fellowship includes a stipend of $44,000 per year and a one-time research allowance of $4,000.

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to excellent scholars who will receive significant income from another major fellowship. Honorary Fellows qualify for all the benefits afforded to Killam Postdoctoral Fellows. These benefits include the travel allowance, the research allowance and, if applicable, a top-up to the stipend of their other award to bring it to the current level of a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, adjudicates and selects applicants for Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. The committee forwards its recommendations to the Killam Scholarship Committee for ratification.

For more information,
please contact the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.


  1. MLCS Spanish Movie Night Series

    April 02 2015

    "Voces inocentes" (2004) Where - BUS 1-10 Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Free Admission!

  2. Good Friday; University closed.

    April 03 2015

  3. Easter Monday; University closed.

    April 06 2015

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