2022-2023 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program

Job Description & Qualification

2022-2023 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program

Call for Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2022

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, seeks to host an exceptional scholar from the Global South for a short-term, fully funded visiting scholar in-residence program. For the purposes of this competition, “Global South” includes all low or middle-income countries located in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean.

The successful Global South Visiting Scholar (GSVS) will spend a minimum of two weeks and maximum of one term in residence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. For this iteration of the program, the GSVS must be able to complete this opportunity during the 2023 calendar year. In order to facilitate active participation in the Law School community, the GSVS must arrange to be in residence during Allard’s academic year, January-March 2023 or September-November 2023. Preference may be given to candidates who are able to attend during the January-March 2023 term. As part of their visit, the GSVS is expected to give lectures, hold sessions with faculty and graduate students, and conduct independent research. The ideal candidate will be an early to mid-career scholar with a demonstrated commitment to research and/or legal work in the area of resource extraction and/or land grabs, with a particular focus on the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in international or comparative law.

The goal of this program is to support and expand the research strengths of the Law School in the area noted above, and to foster academic exchange and new research directions among Allard faculty members and international partners. The program also seeks to contribute to and strengthen the resources of international partners. Applications will only be considered from faculty currently appointed at institutions located in the Global South.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Research Excellence
- Superior record of scholarly contributions of the nominee to their field of research. Such contributions may include publications, community-based research activities, Indigenous research collaborations, or contributions to reports or other law reform efforts, among other research contributions.
- The extent to which the scholar has sought to meaningfully engage with the community or communities affected by their research.
- Demonstrated capacity to shape the direction of research and thought.
- Demonstrated commitment to research and/or legal work in the area of resource extraction and/or land grabs, with a particular focus on the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities.

2. Quality of Proposed Research and Potential for Linkages with Allard Law
- Quality of proposal for research and other activities while in residence at Allard Law.
- Ability for the proposed research to catalyze significant and wide-ranging scholarly discussions and transformative intellectual engagement within the Law School.

Terms of the GSVS Program

The GSVS will receive funding for travel to Vancouver and accommodation not exceeding $5,000 CAD, and an honorarium of approximately $10,000 CAD. The total amount of funding will be assessed in relation to the duration of the stay in residence. Visiting scholars will have shared access to an office space at the law school, library privileges, and will have a faculty host for the visit.

Application Procedure

Applications must include:

1. Completed application form (attached, pages 3 and 4).
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Cover letter that describes the candidate’s scholarly record and objectives in visiting the Allard School of Law, and that identifies two possible faculty hosts from the faculty at the Law School (https://allard.ubc.ca/research/research-faculty-directory).
4. The names and contact information of two referees.

Questions about the program or application requirements should be directed by e-mail to visitingscholars@allard.ubc.ca.

Please submit completed applications in PDF by email no later than June 30, 2022 to:

Global South Visiting Scholars Program
c/o Janice DeSouza-Vas
Administrative Assistant, Visiting Scholars Program
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
visitingscholars@allard.ubc.ca


Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Application Form

Name

Title

Institution or Affiliation

Address

Email

Phone

Please indicate proposed dates of visit
*The minimum length of stay is two weeks. Longer visits (up to one term) are encouraged.


1. Proposed research activities
Describe your proposed activities during residency at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and UBC (500 words max)


2. Tentative title / subject area for faculty or public lecture
Describe your proposed faculty or public lecture (250 words max)


3. Proposed law school engagement activities
Describe how you anticipate participating in the law school community. This could include holding multiple faculty/public lectures, meeting with graduate students, presenting a paper at a faculty workshop, or teaching a JD or graduate class (500 words max)

About the Organization

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, seeks to host an exceptional scholar from the Global South for a short-term, fully funded visiting scholar in-residence program. For the purposes of this competition, “Global South” includes all low or middle-income countries located in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean.

For Additional Questions

visitingscholars@allard.ubc.ca

Job ID

ID: J10881