Opportunities for Graduate Study

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Northern Getaway:

The Tourism Film and Selling Canada

Department of History

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dominique Brégent-Heald, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland (located in the vibrant city of St. John’s) is seeking one MA student and one PhD student to work on projects related to the history and film and/or tourism in North America. Graduate students will be trained in multidisciplinary approaches to history and will learn advanced techniques in archival and digital research, particularly in the use of visual primary source materials. Comprehensive funding packages are available with opportunities to augment the amounts through competitive scholarships or Graduate Assistantships.

Start date: September 2016

Positions Available:

Four-Year Doctorate (PhD) in History

The Department of History at MUN offers PhDs in Canadian history, maritime history, and the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. I am seeking a graduate student who is interested in studying some aspect of film and/or tourism in Canada and/or Newfoundland and Labrador. S/he will also help develop and eventually manage the Canadian Tourism Film Online Database by working collaboratively with an MA student and the Principal Investigator. The ideal student would be highly motivated and possess strong academic training in North American History (in particular, cultural history, film history, tourism studies). Proficiency in computing and database management is highly desirable.

One-Year Masters (MA)

The successful candidate will develop a Major Research Paper (MRP) that connects to my broad interests in film (nonfiction/nontheatrical/feature), tourism, and US-Canadian cultural relations. The MA student will collaborate on Northern Getaway as a research assistant, and incorporate their research findings into their MRP. S/he will also have the opportunity to mobilize knowledge by helping to develop and update the project’s Canadian Tourism Film Online Database.

All interested applicants should contact Dominique Brégent-Heald (dbheald@mun.ca) and are encouraged to visit http://www.mun.ca/history/graduate/faq.php to learn more about our Department. Please note that prospective students must follow the formal application process for graduate school at Memorial University. For more information, go to http://www.mun.ca/sgs/home/. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.