Research Affiliates

The Institute for the Humanities normally supports research affiliates. These positions are non-stipendiary. Each affiliate works on the research project outlined in their application to the Institute and is provided with a private office, a computer, library privileges, and a limited subsidy for research expenses. Each affiliate is expected to present a colloquium on their research during or soon after their affiliateship.

The Institute is pleased to welcome its 2019-20 affiliates:

Dr Shoshannah Bryn Jones Square (English)
Ms Celiese Lypka (English) Doctoral Candidate, University of Calgary
Dr Chris Crocker (Icelandic Language and Literature)
Dr Katelyn Dykstra (The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management)
Dr Murray Leeder (Communication, Media and Film)
Dr Adrian Thieret (Asian Studies)

 The call for Applicants to the Research Affiliate program for 2020-21 is open.
THE  UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES has openings for two (or more) Research Affiliates in the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are now welcome from post-doctoral fellows, independent scholars, graduate students enrolled in the program generally considered to be the highest in their field (e.g. PhD, LLM, MFA), and individuals in full-time university appointments who wish to spend all or part of a sabbatical leave in Manitoba.

Applicants must have a clearly defined project in some field of humanities scholarship.  Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.  Graduate candidates will be considered only if they have completed all course requirements at the highest degree level and expect to be engaged in full-time research.  Preference will be given to students who are not enrolled in a program at the University of Manitoba.

There is no stipend, but a private office, computer, telephone, fax, library privileges, and some secretarial assistance will be provided.  Affiliates may also apply to the Director for limited subsidies or research expenses.  Affiliates will be expected to participate in Institute activities and to use their offices on a regular basis.  The maximum teaching load during the tenure of the affiliateship will normally not exceed six credit hours.
The standard tenure of the affiliateship is twelve months, from 1 July to 30 June.  However, applications for alternative tenures will also be considered (e.g., six- or eight-month terms).
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application materials will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).  Please note that curricula vitae will be provided to members of the UMIH Board of Management participating in the selection process (board members do not participate in the selection process when they have a vested interest in appointment of a particular applicant).
A Letter of application stating the period for which the Affiliateship is desired, together with a research proposal, curricula vitae, and letters from two referees should be addressed to:

Institute for the Humanities

c/o Sabrina Sethi

407 Tier Building, University of Manitoba, 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

phone: 204 474 9599| fax: 204 474 7596 | email:

The deadline for submission and all supporting materials is 4 May 2020. 

A decision will be made by mid-June 2020.
Please direct any enquiries to: