Call for Applications: Post-Doc Fellow, Systemic Islamophobia

August 31, 2023

The Systemic Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL) Fellowship

The Systemic Islamophobia Research Lab (SIRL) – at the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), University of Toronto – supports the best and brightest minds committed to examining institutionally entrenched modes of Islamophobia.

This call for applications is for candidates committed to interdisciplinary research on Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) in Canada. Community partners attest to this as an ongoing, but often unspoken issue. The academic literature is largely silent on systemic Islamophobia and various forms of state welfare. This call for applications is designed to reverse this trend.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to candidates with a completed PhD no earlier than December 2019.
  • PhD candidates may apply if they complete their dissertation defence successfully no later than July 1, 2024.
  • All nationalities may apply.
  • Preference will be given to those with a proven record of research on Children’s Aid Societies in Canada, and/or with experience working with Muslim communities and organizational partners.

Details on the Fellowship

  • Renumeration: $60,000 CAD per year
  • Duration: two-year period
  • Location: required to be in residence at the University of Toronto
  • Start Date: no earlier than January 1, 2024 and no later than September 1, 2024.
  • Only one fellowship on this topic is available at this time.

Application Process

  • Application materials include CV, statement of interest, and a writing sample to
  • Please submit all application materials via email to
  • In the subject heading of the email, please use the following: “SIRL Application” 
  • The application deadline is October 20, 2023.
  • Decisions will be announced by December 1, 2023.

For any questions, please direct inquiries to

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