CRC position in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, UBC

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The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change that will be located in the Department of Educational Studies. The Canadian Research Chairs Program ( has been established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong record of scholarship and a commitment to research leadership. Candidates for Tier 2 Chairs are described by the Canadian Research Chairs Program as ‘exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field’. This is a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We are seeking candidates who can contribute to multiple programmatic areas and who come with a broadly critical orientation. Specifically, candidates should be able to contribute to contemporary debates on the new social, political, cultural and economic configurations of racial inequality and the cultural and economic politics of racism in the context of globalization. We encourage applications from scholars representing a wide range of ideological, theoretical, methodological, and interdisciplinary approaches, whose expertise spans the following areas:

  1. The study of racial inequalities and formations as inseparable from other social formations (e.g. class, gender, dis/ability, age, and sexuality);
  2. Cultural studies of educational policies, practices and/or pedagogies;
  3. Critical policy studies illuminating the cultural and ideological struggle in which education is located.

The Department of Educational Studies within the Faculty of Education at UBC is a multi-disciplinary unit that includes a rich, diverse group of researchers. A major emphasis of the Department is on issues pertaining to the social sciences and humanities, and global justice and equity across the spectrum of education, including educational institutions, communities, the workplace, and other contexts. As a place of scholarly excellence, we seek to fulfill major commitments to both undergraduate and graduate programs in education, enrolling large numbers of students at the magistral and doctoral level. Department graduate programs include specializations in Higher Education; Adult Learning and Education; Educational Administration and Leadership; Society, Culture and Politics in Education; and Indigenous Education.

The Faculty of Education within The University of British Columbia offers a comprehensive set of programs at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. In addition to the Department of Educational Studies, the Faculty includes the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and the School of Kinesiology, as well as various cross Faculty initiatives including the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education. For further details about the Faculty, please visit our website at

Applicants’ proposed research program should address one or more of the priority areas noted above as well as the related goals and strategic strategies contained in UBC’s strategic statement, ‘Place and Promise’ (

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. All Canada Research Chair positions are subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs program. Interested individuals should send a CV, list of publications, description of proposed research and interests, and the names, contact information and qualifications of six referees to Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2012.