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This studentship represents an exciting opportunity to develop a project rooted in one of the following three areas: (1) the political economy of food; (2) labour geography; and (3) critical health geography. The successful candidate will be supervised by Sébastien Rioux, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Food & Well-Being.


Stipend: guaranteed minimum of $15,000 per year for 3 years (up to a third of the stipend will be in the form of research/teaching assistantship). The candidate will be expected to apply for provincial and/or federal research support. Additional funds for research and conference attendance are available.


The candidate is expected to begin in September 2017 or in January 2018 at the latest.

Why Geography at Université de Montréal?

  • To study in a strong, multidisciplinary department with international collaborations across the Americas as well as parts of Asia, Africa and Europe;
  • To develop a unique comprehension of the field by being positioned at the crossroads of both French and English geography;
  • Université de Montréal is ranked among the top three francophone universities in the world and among Canada’s top three research universities;
  • PhD candidates can write their dissertation in English;
  • Montréal was recently named world’s best student city;
  • Thanks to a historically strong student movement, tuition fees for both Québec students and non-Québec Canadian students are substantially lower for PhD students.


Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree of high standing in geography or in a related field (e.g. sociology, labour studies, politics).

Other preferred skills and experiences:

  • Training or experience in critical social science research theories and methodologies;
  • Evidence of strong communication, problem solving and time-management skills;
  • Ability or willingness to study and work in both French and English.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, summary of the proposed project, CV, transcripts, writing sample and the names of two references by May 8, 2017 to Sébastien Rioux ([email protected]).

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