Call for applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship CRÉ-GRÉEA 2021/22 | Deadline: April 16, 2021


Deadline: April 16, 2021
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The Research Group in Environmental & Animal Ethics (GRÉEA) in association with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) is launching a competition for a postdoctoral research fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year (12 months). Subject to evaluation, the position is renewable for an additional nine months.

The fellowship is open to applicants whose research is on environmental and animal ethics, broadly conceived. Candidates whose work connects with one or more of the following topics are particularly invited to apply:

  1. Fundamental normative issues in animal ethics and/or environmental ethics;
  2. Practical issues related to our relationship to non-human animals and nature;
  3. Scientific knowledge and epistemological approaches that can help to elucidate our relationship with non-human entities.

Mission of the GRÉEA

GRÉEA is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research group in environmental and animal ethics associated with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) and based in Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke.

GRÉEA’s primary aim is to promote research in environmental and animal ethics, especially through exchange and collaborative work between researchers (professors/teachers in university/CEGEP, postdoctoral fellows, etc.) and graduate students who are working in these domains or on related issues. GRÉEA also aims to make more visible and more accessible the research in environmental and animal ethics, in French and in English, to a non-academic public. GRÉEA’s members are committed to ensuring that their research has a tangible impact on society. They share the conviction that we must question anthropocentric approaches in order to better protect non-human animals and the environment.

General rules and additional information

Eligibility conditions for GRÉEA’s postdoctoral research fellowship competition follow CRÉ’s general rules of competition, which are:

  • Candidates must have obtained their Ph. D. after June 1, 2018, and before the start of their fellowship;
  • Passive knowledge of both English and French languages.

GRÉEA and CRÉ will jointly offer to the selected fellow:

  • A gross salary of $43,000 per year1;
  • An individual workstation, subject to public health restrictions;
  • University affiliation;
  • Access to the services of the university to which the fellow will be affiliated (e.g., libraries, etc.);
  • Practical assistance in the organization of the stay.

In return, the fellow is expected to:

  • Pursue the proposed research project;
  • Participate in GRÉEA’s and CRÉ’s activities (conferences, seminars, lectures, reading groups, etc.);
  • Present their ongoing research to their fellow researchers;
  • Be present at the CRÉ on a regular basis.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The nature, quality and originality of the research project;
  • The quality of previous research by the applicant;
  • The relevance of the research project for the mission of GRÉEA and CRÉ, and the potential benefits to the applicant from a stay at GRÉEA and CRÉ.

We strongly encourage applications from women, black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and/or people with disabilities.

Among equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to applicants from minority groups and under-represented groups in philosophy.

How to apply

Please provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • an article written or published within the last three years;
  • a proposal outlining the proposed research project (up to 1500 words);
  • Academic transcript of graduate work (if availableofficial and non-official transcripts are accepted);
  • The properly filled out form (to download here);
  • Two letters of reference to be sent directly to before the deadline.

To submit your application: Except for the letters of reference, applicants must send all their documents in one single PDF file to Ely Mermans ( – coordinator of the GRÉEA (they/them) – by April 16, 2021. Referees should send their letters of recommendation directly to the same email address. Applications can be submitted in English or in French.

If you or your respondents do not receive a receipt email within 48hrs, please contact again Ely Mermans (from an institutional email address, if possible).

GRÉEA acknowledges that its main activities are held on unceded First Nations’ territories in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

1Please note that provincial and federal taxes, as well as other deductions (about 6 to 7% of the salary), will be withheld from paychecks.