Roberta Bondar Fellowship in Northern and Polar Studies – A Frost Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School for the Study of Canada

The Frost Centre invites applications for the Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellowship for Northern and Polar Studies. Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The position is for a 12 month term (with an option of a one time 12 month renewal) at a salary of $60,000, plus a research allowance of $10,000. This position is aimed at recently graduated Ph.D.’s (within 5 years of graduation) with research interests in any area of Northern and Polar studies, focusing on, but not strictly limited to, Canada’s North. The candidate is expected to reside locally and participate in the general milieu of Trent and especially its Northern Studies activities. Specific duties consist of teaching one course equivalent in the area of the candidate’s specialty and two public lectures.

The Committee is targeting a start date of no later than January 1, 2023, but an earlier start can be negotiated. Applications are due no later than 4:00 pm June 3, 2022.

Information about recent Fellows is available at

Each application needs to include a:

  • CV of the nominee;
  • letter from the nominee indicating an expression of their interest in the position;
  • letter from a Trent tenured faculty supporting each nomination outlining what the nominee would bring to northern/polar studies at Trent, and what Trent has to offer the nominee.

Applications are to be sent to