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Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College 2015-16

*Please note that the 2015-2016 application call is now closed. This page will be updated when the 2016-2017 call begins.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and Green College at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver offer the position of Liu Institute Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College for the academic year 2015-16. The position offers the opportunity for one influential scholar, activist, artist, leader, or practitioner to locate at the Institute for a 3-month period, from January – March 31st, 2016, and to participate in the intellectual and social life of a graduate residential college with a mandate for interdisciplinary studies. The position aims to facilitate problem-based interdisciplinary research on global issues. We will consider applications throughout the year. 

For details on past Fellows, see:


The Institute’s current areas of research are in sustainability, security, and social justice. The Institute is particularly interested in emerging issues that affect large groups of people in different places and need concerted action and new knowledge to find solutions.

The Visiting Fellow is expected to enhance the Institute’s interdisciplinary research and learning environment by supporting Liu Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows, and through involvement with Liu Faculty and Faculty Associates. The Visiting Fellow should expect to participate in Liu events during their time at the Institute, as well as develop or participate in a research group (for examples see; and present their research in public talks both at the Institute and at the College.


The Visiting Fellow will be provided with accommodation in a studio room and a meal-plan at Green College for the duration of their 3-month stay. Note: a partner may accompany the Visiting Fellow for the stay at Green College, but will need to cover the cost of their own meal-plan (approximately $470 incl. tax per month).

The Visiting Fellow can request funding to assist in facilitating activities at the Institute or College during their visit. Activities should support the interdisciplinary research and learning environment of both the Institute and the College, as well as the planned research of the Visiting Fellow.

The Visiting Fellow will also receive an office and full access to meeting rooms, conference facilities, and staff support at the Institute. Among other things, the Institute can assist with:

• Organizing interdisciplinary research groups;

• Grant applications, retreats, conferences, and coauthoring workshops;

• Connecting with policymakers and activists.

The Institute and Green College can also assist in promoting conferences, workshops and/or other activities that the Visiting Fellow undertakes.

The offices of the Institute are fully equipped including a computer, standard software, connection to a network printer and the Internet, an email account, if needed, and a phone with voice-mail. Office space in the Institute is limited and the Visiting Fellow must use the Institute office as their primary office.

The Institute is not able to pay salary, so the Visiting Fellow will need another source for salary (such as sabbatical salary).

Acceptance to the Program will be based on your research fit with the Institute; your experience; and the ideas and engagement that you would bring to the Liu Institute and to Green College. All Visitors are required to submit a fellowship report at the completion of their visit.

Liu Institute Visiting Fellows Program

Visiting Fellow appointments are intended to help the Institute invite practitioners and academics in other institutions to conduct research, or be involved in other institute activities. No salary is paid by the Institute for these appointments.

The following applies to all visiting fellow appointments:

1.  The Visiting Fellow will have a shared office and full access to meeting rooms, conference facilities, and staff support at the Institute, as well as access to the UBC library.

2.  Conditions of acceptance are that you will:

a)  submit a working paper (approx 6,000-10,000 words) to the Department's Electronic Working Paper Series to be published subject to acceptance, before the completion of your visit or within one month of your departure, and;

b)  be available to deliver a research seminar to our staff and PhD students (subject to term dates and other factors).

3.  If you are interested in applying, please complete all sections of the Visiting Fellow Form. The section, "Contribution to the Institute" is a space for you to summarise your teaching/research skills as they might apply to the Liu Institute.  Return the completed form to the address at the bottom of this page along with your CV.

4.  Applications will be circulated to the Institute's academic staff and are considered twice a year. You should receive a final response within six weeks of each of these dates:

• 1st October
• 1st April

Please send your CV and completed form by email to:


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