Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program

Job Description & Qualification

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. In order to facilitate active participation in the Law School community, the GSVS must arrange to be in residence during Allard’s academic year, September-November 2019 or January-March 2020. As part of their visit, the GSVS is expected to host 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 critical approaches to International Law.

The goal of this program is to support and expand the research strengths of the Law School in critical approaches to International Law, notably Third World Approaches to International Law, 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 her/his field of research.
Demonstrated capacity to shape the direction of research and thought.
Demonstrated commitment to research or legal work in Third World Approaches to International Law.

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, page)
2.Curriculum vitae.
3.Cover letter that describes the candidate’s record and objectives in visiting the Allard School of Law, and that identifies two possible faculty hosts from the faculty at the Law School.
4.Two letters of reference (sent directly from the referees to the Law School).

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 April 15, 2019 to:

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

About the Organization

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, situated on the unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory, 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: J4841