Visiting Scholars and Post-Docs

All scholars who wish to visit the Werklund School of Education are required to complete a Visiting Scholar form.

Please note that the application package must include a two-page outline of proposed program of scholarly work during the applicant's visit in the Werklund School of Education. The plan should be written in collaboration with the Werklund School host, explaining the synergies between the proposed scholarly program, the host's areas of scholarship and the Werklund School's research priorities. View faculty members' profiles.

Upon completion and submission of the Werklund School Visiting Scholar form, and subsequent approval, the applicant must follow University of Calgary and Government of Canada immigration requirements prior arrival. A visa, if applicable, is the responsibility of the applicant and must be arranged prior to arrival. We also strongly encourage all potential visiting scholars to review Important Conditions Note to Applicant and Host section in the application form prior to submitting the application.

Visiting Scholar submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Completed packages should be submitted by the host to

Please direct your inquiries to

See our previous visiting scholars.

Information to apply as a visiting student.

Post-Doc Hiring Process

A Postdoctoral Scholar is the next step in an academic career path after earning a PhD. This is a temporary research position that prepares one for their academic career. Postdoctoral Scholars work under the supervision of a mentor, either on a specific project that both mentor and Postdoctoral Scholar collaborate on or one of their own design. 

During their tenure, Postdoctoral Scholars will challenge faculty to consider new research directions in a collaborative manner, mentor graduate students, write grants and, in some cases, teach (see details about teaching later).