Position for President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration (University of British Columbia)

President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration

The Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Global Migration, a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The chair will be provided with research funds and have a reduced teaching load for a seven-year term, which can be renewed for an additional 7 year term. For more information on the President’s Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence.

We are seeking a senior scholar with expertise in Global Migration and the ability to build on growing momentum in this area at UBC and provide intellectual and institutional leadership. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and be an outstanding researcher whose scholarship has made a significant international impact; have a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; have demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of students; and be pursuing an original and productive research program in Global Migration.  

The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Political Science, as well as supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond. Migration is an interdisciplinary research excellence cluster at UBC, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to the growth of this cluster. There also is the possibility of teaching in and contributing to other cognate units, including the possibility of a cross-appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of major research contributions and current and future research programs, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests and accomplishments, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), a 1 page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion,and names and addresses (e-mail addresses included) of four referees. Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/presidents-excellence-chair-in-global-migration-application-form/ Job ID: 35313. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be considered until the position is filled.

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.