University of Victoria, Faculty of Law and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI)
Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations

The Faculty of Law and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) at the University of Victoria invite nominations and applications for the Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Victoria and the Faculty of Law are among Canada's best regarded academic institutions, and enjoy an established reputation in Asia-Pacific law scholarship. Located on the Pacific coast, in one of Canada's most beautiful cities, the university has numerous links and cooperative activities with universities and organizations throughout the region. CAPI is the University's window on Asia and the Pacific -a prominent and innovative interdisciplinary institute promoting research and collaboration on issues relating to the area.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations will join a team at CAPI that includes two other program chairs, an Associate Director, staff and associates, with a substantial record of research, conferences, student programs, and policy engagement. The Chair's academic appointment will be in the Faculty of Law with teaching and administrative duties structured in such a way as to contribute to both CAPI and the faculty.

The Chair will be well placed to build a program of research, education, policy engagement and outreach on behalf of both CAPI and the faculty.

Areas of particular interest to the Centre and the Faculty include Asian legal traditions, international/regional economic law, environmental law, human rights, comparative constitutional law, comparative intellectual property law and development law and policy.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. Candidates will have an established and growing scholarly reputation in their field, with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, including graduate supervision and training. The person appointed will have a network of personal and institutional contacts, the ability to establish further links with individuals and organizations in Asia, and a proven capacity for attracting external funding support for research and other initiatives. Fluency in an Asian language is an asset.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please direct inquiries, applications and nominations in confidence to:

Professor Jamie Cassels ()
Chair of Appointments Committee
c/o Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Stn CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada

Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Consideration of candidates will begin October 31 and the search for an appropriate candidate will continue until the position is filled.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Consult the Law Faculty's website and the CAPI website: for further information.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted 7/29/12