Walter S. Owen and Douglas McK. Brown Visiting Chairs in Law The Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia invites applications for the Walter S. Owen and Douglas McK. Brown Visiting Chairs in Law for 2015/16. The Visiting Chair program is intended to bring leading legal scholars from around the world to UBC Law to participate in the intellectual life of the Faculty and to contribute to our program of research and legal education. JOB DESCRIPTION: Visiting Chairs are expected to deliver an intensive seminar in the JD program and to give a presentation in one of the Faculty’s lecture series. Applicants are encouraged as well to propose other activities to be undertaken during their visit that engage UBC Law’s faculty and students and contribute to the Faculty’s research culture. Applicants will be provided with office space in Allard Hall and must be able to commit to being in residence at the Faculty for a substantial period of time during the Fall or Spring term, commensurate with the proposed course of teaching and activities, and ideally at least two to three weeks. Visiting Chairs will receive an honorarium of up to $10,000, with up to an additional $5000 available to cover approved travel expenses and accommodation. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send expressions of interest, including a current C.V., a cover letter outlining intensive courses they would be prepared to teach, proposed lecture topics, an outline of any additional activities they would like to offer during their visit, and an indication of precise dates of availability during the terms of the 2015/16 academic year, to Dean Mary Anne Bobinski. Electronic applications are preferred and should be submitted to: [email protected] The deadline for applications is December 6, 2014. Hard copy applications may also be sent to: Dean Mary Anne Bobinski Faculty of Law at Allard Hall The University of British Columbia 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 ABOUT THE FACULTY OF LAW: UBC Law at Allard Hall, one of Canada's leading law schools, is committed to being one of the world's great centres for legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university situated in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we offer an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal training with an awareness of the role of law in society. Faculty members are engaged with and connected to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe, and are committed to ensuring that their research makes a difference. The Faculty is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art law building, Allard Hall, designed to fully support teaching and research. More information about the Faculty of Law can be found at http://www.law.ubc.ca and http://www.law.ubc.ca/strategic_plan/index.html. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The Faculty of Law is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. Visiting Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality. Offers will be made in accordance with UBC policy, the requirements of the Visiting Chair program, and the best fit with the Faculty's core mandate and mission.
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