U of Victoria position

The Department of Pacific & Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for the position of tenured Associate Professor or Professor and Chair of Department, to begin 1 July 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more parts of the Asia Pacific region and/or expertise about the region as a whole. Disciplinary specialization is open to any field of the Humanities, broadly conceived. Broad interests will be an asset, as will an approach to the region that emphasizes its relevance and significance from a global perspective. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and administrative service, to include service as the Chair of the Department for a 5-year term. The successful applicant will be a superior researcher, an excellent teacher, and will show clear evidence of success and potential in academic leadership.


Applicants should hold a PhD in Asian Studies or a related discipline and be accomplished,
internationally-recognized researchers, appropriate to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Candidates should supply evidence of their approach to pedagogy and their excellence in teaching.
In addition, the successful candidate will show evidence of experience and potential in the
supervision of MA and PhD students. The successful candidate will also demonstrate experience
and success in project management and academic leadership, showing superior interpersonal skills,
flexibility, and the ability to inspire others.


The Department of Pacific & Asian Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary Department within the
Faculty of Humanities. It has particular strengths in Chinese and Japanese Studies, and longstanding
interests in Southeast Asia. It offers a range of programmes at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, and it is involved with a number of campus-wide initiatives, such as the Centre for
Asia Pacific Initiatives.

The University of Victoria is a research-intensive institution in the top 1% of world universities. It
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; in accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective
Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Applications should include a cover letter, full c.v., and sample publications. Applicants should also
arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair. Application
materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via email to: paasvacancy@uvic.ca

Where necessary application materials may be mailed to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
Department of Pacific & Asian Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045, STN CSC,
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4.

Informal inquiries can be sent to the Dean of Humanities, Chris Goto-Jones: deanhums@uvic.ca
Deadline for applications and letters of reference: 24 November 2017.

Posted by: Richard King <rking@uvic.ca>

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