School of Journalism and Liu Institute for Global Issues Hiring Joint Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Global Issues and Digital Media, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Graduate School of Journalism, UBC (Vancouver)

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with anticipated start date as early as January 1, 2014.  Candidates must have a PhD and a research record in global affairs and digital media.

The ideal candidate will have an active research profile and possess a broad understanding of global issues, with research interests that could include (but are not limited to):  international relations, human security, peace and disarmament, the environment, development, global health, and international justice issues. We will consider candidates working on any part of the world and from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary background; we particularly encourage those involved in policy analysis and implementation.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an important part of UBC’s vision with a mission to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues. The Emmy-Award winning Graduate School of Journalism conducts research on media, science, health, ethics and society. For more information, please visit: and

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.

Applications must include a C.V., a description of research interests, evidence of teaching excellence and teaching effectiveness, evidence of public outreach, and confidential letters from three referees. Applicants should also provide an electronic sample of their most outstanding publications, including evidence of research impacts.

Applications must be submitted online by the deadline of September 1, 2013 to  Referees are asked to submit their signed letters of reference by the same deadline via email to  Review of applications will begin after September 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.”