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Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security
Description: The Liu Institute for Global Issues continues to invite applications for the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at UBC.
Date: 29 September 2015
Author: Liu Institute for Global Issues

The Liu Institute for Global Issues continues to invite applications for the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) at the Associate or Full Professor level (a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2016, or until filled).


Candidates must hold a PhD in the social or natural sciences, including interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will have an excellent program of research in the study of global and human security including but not limited to: disarmament and peace-building; development; technology and/or cyber security; conflict diffusion; conflict transformation; critical security studies; and, macro, meso or micro-level analyses of insecurity. Candidates working in any part of the world will be considered. Experience in policy analysis and implementation is desirable.


The Chair will teach in UBC’s new Masters in Public Policy Program and recruit and supervise the Simons Postdoctoral Fellow(s) and implement the Simons Student Policy Awards; both endowed by the Simons Foundation. Candidates are expected to teach in the security-development nexus. Together these complementary components will enable the Chair holder to build a strong research and education program in global and human security.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues ( is an important part of UBC’s vision to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues through UBC’s developing new Policy School.     

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to final budgetary approval and may begin as early as July 1, 2016.

Please download the posting for more details. Applicants are required to apply on UBC’s Faculty Careers site (Job ID: 21003) and be prepared to upload the following items as one document  (in the order listed): a recent CV, description of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three important publications, and examples of policy-related experience. Applicants are asked to send three suggested names of referees to Lindsay Marsh (


Review of completed applications began on September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please Note: If the UBC HR Faculty Careers website does not allow you to upload all of your documents, please send a complete set, as one merged file if possible, to Lindsay Marsh at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at


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