Canada Research Chair in Global Policy

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Global Policy in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts

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 position is posted on University AffairsAcademicWork.ca, WorkBC, the FOA Academic Postings page, as well as the SPPGA’s website and various social accounts. Please visit the Canada Research Chair program website for more details.

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.