Postdoctoral Position: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Date posted: 23 August 2022

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The UBC Geography Department welcomes applications for the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, 2023-24.  The Geography Postdoctoral Committee can nominate one candidate this year to enter the university-wide competition.

Once the Geography Department selects a nominee, an adjudication committee at the Faculty of Graduate Studies reviews the selected nominee files, over 40 each year, before making final decisions.  The search is for candidates whose work is “beyond excellent and whose research is convincingly innovative and ground-breaking”.  Postdoctoral applicants are selected based on “academic achievement, personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes”.  Consideration is also given to the applicants proposed program of study.

The fellowships are awarded for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year, and include a stipend of CAD $50,000 per annum and a travel and research allowance.  The number of awards available across campus varies between three and five per year.

To apply, you must have the support of a faculty member supervisor within the UBC Geography Department.  However, there is no need to submit a letter of support from the supervisor until the Geography Postdoctoral Committee requests it.

For information about eligibility, application forms and detailed instructions, see:

All necessary application materials must be received at the UBC Geography Department by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022 at NOON PST.

Applicants must apply through the Geography website using the following link:

Applicants must arrange to have the three letters of reference, signed and on official institution letterhead.  Letters should be sent by your writers directly via email to by the application deadline.  Please allow ample time for all your materials to arrive by the Department deadline. Incomplete files will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Connie Cheung, Recruit and Appointment Co-ordinator, at