*** Call for Applications ***
The Liu Institute for Global Issues and Green College at the University of British Columbia invite applications for the position of Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College for the academic year 2013-14. The position offers the opportunity for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader, or practitioner to locate at the Institute for a 4-month period, from September – Dec, or January – April, and to participate in the intellectual and social life of a graduate residential college with a mandate for interdisciplinary studies. The position aims to facilitate problem-based interdisciplinary research on global issues.
Established in 2010-11, the program has hosted three Fellows, for details see: www.ligi.ubc.ca/Visiting_Scholars.htm.
The Institute’s current areas of research are in sustainability, security, and social justice. The Institute is particularly interested in emerging issues that affect large groups of people in different places and need concerted action and new knowledge to find solutions.
The Visiting Fellow is expected to enhance the Institute’s interdisciplinary research and learning environment by supporting Liu Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows, and through involvement with Liu Faculty and Faculty Associates. The Visiting Fellow should expect to participate in Liu events during their time at the Institute, as well as develop or participate in a research group (for examples see www.ligi.ubc.ca/NetworksGroups.htm); and present their research in public talks both at the Institute and at the College.
The Visiting Fellow will be provided with accommodation in a double room and a meal-plan at Green College for the duration of the 4-month stay. Note: a partner may accompany the Visiting Fellow for the stay at Green College, but will need to cover the cost of their own meal-plan (approximately $440 per month for the 4-month period).
The Visiting Fellow can request funding to assist in facilitating activities at the Institute or College during their visit. Activities should support the interdisciplinary research and learning environment of both the Institute and the College, as well as the planned research of the Visiting Fellow.
The Visiting Fellow will also receive an office and full access to meeting rooms, conference facilities, and staff support at the Institute. Among other things, the Institute can assist with:
Organizing interdisciplinary research groups;
Grant applications, retreats, conferences, and coauthoring workshops;
Connecting with policymakers and activists.
The Institute and Green College can also assist in promoting conferences, workshops and/or other activities that the Visiting Fellow undertakes.
The offices of the Institute are fully equipped including a computer, standard software, connection to a network printer and the Internet, an email account, if needed, and a phone with voice-mail. Office space in the Institute is limited and the Visiting Fellow must use the Institute office as their primary office.
The Institute is not able to pay salary, so the Visiting Fellow will need another source for salary (such as sabbatical salary).
To apply, please email the following to Sally Reay (email@example.com):
Current curriculum vitae (C.V.);
A 1-page explanation of why you would like to be associated with the Institute and the College and what you can offer to each;
A UBC Faculty member (Faculty, Postdoctoral, or Research Appointment) sponsor letter that includes details of your engagement on collaborative policy-relevant research with the sponsor; benefits to you, your career, and the Liu Institute and Green College; and the capacity in which the sponsor knows you;
One letter of reference;
An outline of planned research for your time as the Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College.
The next deadline is May 15, 2013, for applications for the 2013/14 academic year.
Acceptance to the Program will be based on your research fit with the Institute; your experience; and the ideas and engagement that you would bring to the Program and to Green College. All Visitors are required to submit a fellowship report at the completion of their visit.
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This position is offered in partnership with Green College.