Postdoctoral Fellows

UBC is one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. Postdoctoral fellows play an indispensable role in this world-class research environment.


In the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, postdoctoral fellows work with leaders in their field to contribute to a body of knowledge that impacts our region, our country, and the international community.

As a postdoctoral fellow with the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you will have access to renowned and award-winning faculty members, who are recognized leaders in their field. If you are interested in working with one of our faculty members, please contact the faculty member, or email us.


Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

Philosophy professor Dr. Dan Ryder is passionate about teaching and exploring big questions in cognitive science.

Zach Walsh

Zach Walsh

Shifting attitudes around cannabis allow Dr. Zach Walsh to contribute to a scientific explosion that explores therapeutic uses of medicinal plants.

Learn more about our faculty members and their research projects.

Fellowships and Funding

In addition to Tri-Council Postdoctoral funding opportunities, you may be interested in applying for either a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, or a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows who are successful Killam or Banting recipients will also receive $5,000 per year from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to support travel expenses, in addition to the Office of Research top-up and funding provided by the supervisor.

Human Resources Information

Postdoctoral fellows are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree and who are seeking the opportunity to train further in a particular area of research. Postdoctoral fellows at UBC can either be employees or trainees (award recipients), depending on the job description, level of direction, and nature of research grant.


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