We’re Hiring: 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. This is a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Professor (or possibly Associate Professor), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The chair will be provided with research funds and have a reduced teaching load for a 7-year term, which may 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 who will contribute to UBC’s strength in Global Migration and provide intellectual and institutional leadership through the UBC Centre for Migration Studies. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and be an outstanding researcher whose record demonstrates the following: significant scholarly impact internationally; success securing research funding and leading research teams; a demonstrated commitment to institution-building; a strong record of attracting and supervising graduate students; and excellence in teaching all levels of students.

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. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as Co-Director of the UBC Centre for Migration Studies for an initial term of five years, with the possibility of renewal. Bringing together migration and mobility scholars from across campus, the Centre supports collaborative, interdisciplinary, community engaged, and policy engaged research. The position allows for the possibility of cross-appointment, including teaching in and contributing to other cognate units.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of major research contributions and current and future research programs
  • Brief statement (1-2 pages) of teaching philosophy, interests, and accomplishments
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi)
  • Statement addressing (1) past and potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion and (2) past or potential contributions to Indigenous engagement, through teaching, professional activity, and/or service.
  • Names and contact information (including institutional affiliation, address, e-mail address) of 4 referees

Applications should be submitted online at https://poli.air.arts.ubc.ca/presidents-excellence-chair-in-global-migration-application-form-2/  Job ID: JR11816.  Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes. For additional information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff), please visit the Centre for Workplace Accessibility: https://hr.ubc.ca/health-and-wellbeing/working-injury-illness-or-disability/centre-workplace-accessibility. For support and assistance with accommodation questions, contact workplace.accessibility@ubc.ca.

UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people and is committed to meaningful engagement with Indigenous peoples. UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. Equity and diversity are essential to academic and creative excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We especially encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, 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.

*If renewed, the name of the Chair is subject to change.