Post-doc position at University of Alberta

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting research project seeks to fill one post-doctoral fellow position, starting summer 2010 based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.

The fellow will perform research in the area of the New Transparency's Integrated Research Sub-Project (IRSP) on the Surveillance Consequences of 9/11, led by Professor Kevin D. Haggerty (University of Alberta) and Professor Arthur Cockfield (Queen’s University).

In particular, this will involve embarking on a program of productive research on some aspect of surveillance and security, taking a lead role in organizing an international research workshop on ‘Security and Surveillance: Ten Years after 9/11,’ grant application writing and generally contributing to the New Transparency and related projects.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of scholars and students associated with the New Transparency project at the University of Alberta, Queen's University, the University of Victoria, and the Open University in the UK. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will find a wide range of programs at the University of Alberta that provide opportunities for enrichment and collaboration.

Applicants should be recent recipients of a doctoral degree in a relevant social science, with demonstrated interest and expertise in critical approaches to surveillance and security. Areas of specialization and disciplinary approaches are open.

Salary is competitive and includes benefits. Subject to availability of funds, and depending on areas of teaching expertise, the successful applicant may be eligible to obtain a part-time contract teaching position with the Department of Sociology. Modest funds will also be provided for conference travel, equipment and other research expenses. The fellow will be expected to be in residence in Edmonton, Canada, for the duration of the position and be an active colleague within the University of Alberta and the New Transparency project.

Application deadline is March 31, 2010. Please send application materials in electronic form to Curtis Champagne, Assistant Chair, Department of Sociology; curtis.champagne at

Applications should include a CV, a letter describing suitability for the fellowship, a statement outlining the proposed research project(s), three writing samples and full contact details for three individuals who would be willing to write letters of reference.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin D. Haggerty, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. T6G 2H4. 780-492-3297. kevin.haggerty at

This fellowship is made possible through a Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.