The Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our group for the 2013-2014 term (start date October 1, 2013 and end date August 31, 2014).

Postdoctoral Fellows receive a competitive annual stipend, work space, and staff support. They will become members of a vibrant community of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students with wide-ranging interests in information communication technologies, human rights, and global affairs.

We encourage applications from either technical or social science disciplines with a project in the general thematic areas of Internet governance, information controls (e.g. surveillance and censorship), information security, and human rights. Our past Postdoctoral Fellows have included scholars from the fields of political science, sociology, computer science, information studies, and law.


Candidates must have completed a doctoral dissertation no more than three years prior to the submission of the Fellowship request or the anticipated date of receiving PhD degree prior to the start of the Fellowship (Fall 2013).

Application Procedure

Applications should include the following:

  • A three-page (maximum) description of proposed research that identifies clearly the relationship of their research to the research agenda of the Citizen Lab. Include page numbers and applicant name on each page;
  • Statement of interest and curriculum vitae (CV). Include page numbers and applicant name on each page.

The above mentioned documents should be sent in PDF format to info [at] with the subject line “PostDoc 2013-2014” by August 31, 2013.

  • Letter of recommendation from a doctoral supervisor.

The recommendation letter from a doctoral supervisor must be sent in a sealed and initialed envelope addressed to:

Professor Ronald J. Deibert
Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
315 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A3 Canada

The postmark deadline is August 31, 2013.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. We will send notification by email on or before September 15, 2013. The start date of the Fellowship is October 1, 2013.

For further information, please contact info [at]