Job ID: 234146

2024-2025 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program

University of British Columbia

  • Apr. 4, 2024
  • 2024-2025 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law
  • University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC
  • May 31, 2024
  • September to November 2024
  • Visiting Professor
  • Law - General

2024-2025 Global South Visiting Scholar In-Residence Program

Call for Applications

Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, seeks to host an exceptional scholar from the Global South for a short-term, fully funded visiting scholar in-residence program. For the purposes of this competition, “Global South” includes all low or middle-income countries located in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean.

The successful Global South Visiting Scholar (GSVS) will spend a minimum of two weeks and maximum of three months in residence at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. For this iteration of the program, the GSVS must be able to complete this opportunity either between September-November 2024, or during the 2025 calendar year. In order to facilitate active participation in the Law School community, the GSVS must arrange to be in residence during Allard’s academic year, namely September-November 2024, January-March 2025, or September-November 2025. Preference may be given to candidates who are able to attend during the September-November 2024 or January-March 2025 terms. As part of their visit, the GSVS is expected to give lectures, hold sessions with faculty and graduate students, and conduct independent research. The ideal candidate will be an early to mid-career scholar.

The goal of this program is to foster academic exchange and new research directions among Allard faculty members and international partners, and to support and expand the research strengths of the Allard School of Law. The program also seeks to contribute to and strengthen the resources of international partners. Applications will only be considered from faculty currently appointed at institutions located in the Global South.


Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Research Excellence
    • Superior record of scholarly contributions of the nominee to their field of research. Such contributions may include publications, community-based research activities, Indigenous research collaborations, or contributions to reports or other law reform efforts, among other research contributions.
    • The extent to which the scholar has sought to meaningfully engage with the community or communities affected by their research.
    • Demonstrated capacity to shape the direction of research and thought.
  1. Quality of Proposed Research and Potential for Linkages with Allard Law
    • Quality of proposal for research and other activities while in residence at Allard Law.
    • Ability for the proposed research to catalyze significant and wide-ranging scholarly discussions and transformative intellectual engagement within the Law School.


Terms of the GSVS Program

The GSVS will receive funding for travel to Vancouver and accommodation not exceeding $15,000 CAD, and an honorarium of approximately $10,000 CAD. The total amount of travel funding will be provided in the offer letter, and will be assessed in relation to the duration of the stay in residence. Visiting scholars will have shared access to an office space at the law school, library privileges, and will have a faculty host for their visit.


Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  1. Completed application form (attached, pages 3 and 4).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Cover letter that describes the candidate’s scholarly record and objectives in visiting the Allard School of Law, and that identifies two possible faculty hosts from the faculty at the Law School (
  4. The names and contact information of two referees.


Questions about the program or application requirements should be directed by e-mail to

Please submit completed applications in PDF by email no later than May 31, 2024 to:  

Global South Visiting Scholars Program

c/o Andrea Chiang

Coordinator, Visiting Scholars Program

Peter A. Allard School of Law

University of British Columbia

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Contact Information

  • Andrea Chiang
    Peter A. Allard School of Law
    University of British Columbia
    1822 East Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

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