School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Global Policy

13 Dec, 2018

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Global Policy with a focus on research, analysis and knowledge exchange in one of our priority areas of migration/refugee policy, law and global governance, indigenous policy, and development policy. This hire will enhance the capacity of the SPPGA and UBC to be a world leader in policy research and advice/consultation to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), formally constituted on July 1, 2017, envisions having a transformative impact on society through learning, research, innovation, and partnerships in public policy and global affairs.  Its mission is to act as an interdisciplinary and collaborative hub that contributes to developing policies and solutions to complex global and local issues. The School is home to the Liu Institute for Global Issues (LIU); the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), which includes 5 distinct area research centres; the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI); and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). The School offers the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), a 2-year professional global public policy program with particular expertise in Asia Pacific and sustainability.

This CRC in Global Policy is expected to be a full-time, tenure-stream appointment, made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree and will have a compelling record of scholarship and policy analysis and be an emerging international leader in their field of research and whose profile and research proposal both meets CRC program criteria and demonstrates an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to contribute to service at the departmental level and beyond, and to contribute to the public role of the School through various types of policy engagement.

The ideal candidate will have an established and innovative program of research that advances both disciplinary and interdisciplinary policy perspectives and contributes to UBC’s strategic priorities and new initiatives.  We anticipate the candidate would find productive collaborations with related units at UBC such as Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies; Faculty of Law; Department of Political Science; School of Community and Regional Planning; School of Public and Population Health; and, Department of Geography. The candidate must demonstrate a keen interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. The successful candidate should remain eligible to hold a Tier 2 CRC following approximately 12-18 months from their proposed UBC appointment start date. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair in Global Policy nominees must: be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chair holders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

The CRC in Global Policy will join the Faculty of Arts, home to over twenty Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units. UBC Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit www.arts.ubc.ca and for information about the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs visit landing page at https://policyschool.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (Job ID: 32198). Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order): a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a description of current and proposed research, a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Moura Quayle, moura.quayle@ubc.ca.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. The closing date for applications is February 1, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee.

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We encourage individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) to apply. For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/centre-for-accessibility.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Director, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

17 Aug, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Director of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The appointment as Director, anticipated to begin July 1, 2019, carries an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment for a second term.

 

Formed in 2017, UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs is a Professional School dedicated to global affairs and a broad approach to public policy issues. Bringing together scholars and practitioners across a wide range of research fields in the social, natural and applied sciences, as well as the humanities, the School fosters a deep interdisciplinary approach to complex local, national, and global problems, drawing upon its research expertise in the domains of sustainability, security and social justice, and its long-established strengths in Asia and democratic governance. The School is currently home to the Institute of Asian Research, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute and administers a graduate level professional program: the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA). For information, visit: https://policyschool.ubc.ca.

 

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

 

The position of Director provides an excellent opportunity for an outstanding scholar who will lead and shape a globally focused policy school for a new era, having primary responsibility for the management and operation of the School, with its world-class, professionally-oriented research and education programs geared toward building policy capacity for multiple sectors. The Director will be expected to maintain a leadership role in a variety of academic and professional settings by engaging stakeholders in business and government, enhancing and transforming public policy dialogue, and providing a global perspective on public policy research and education.

 

The Director will report to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, chair the School’s Partnership Council, and participate in the School’s Advisory Council. Responsibilities will include: leading the School’s visioning and planning processes; setting strategic directions for the School; maintaining the School as an interdisciplinary hub for research, scholarship, and knowledge exchange; fostering research excellence; developing scholarly initiatives; recruiting, mentoring, and evaluating faculty; supporting academic programs and initiatives to ensure a high quality learning environment; maintaining and enhancing community, alumni, and donor partnerships; overseeing the financial health of the School; developing the School’s internal policies and procedures on governance and administrative matters; and continuing to build the profile of the School locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

We seek applicants who have a PhD, a distinguished record of research publications and scholarship activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of Full Professor (or senior Associate Professor may also be considered), a record of high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate supervision, a record of policy engagement, which includes public scholarship and experience in engaging government, business, and not-for-profits in policy design, development, and implementation, and a record of leadership and administrative skills. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity, to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty, to build relationships with policy leaders at all levels, and to liaise with granting agencies, industry partners, and other research sponsors.

 

How to apply:

Apply online by October 31, 2018 at: https://ardo.air.arts.ubc.ca/sppga-application-form/. Applicants must be prepared to upload a single bookmarked PDF file containing the following items, in the order listed: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) policy engagement, (c) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, and (d) experience in and approach to leadership and administrative roles. Applicants are also asked to provide the names and contact information for four referees who may be approached at a later date to provide confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the SPPGA leadership position. Enquiries may be directed to: Marcia Lang via email at marcia.lang(at)ubc.ca with “SPPGA Director” in the subject line.

 

Review of applications will begin in October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. At a later stage of the search process, long-listed applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.