Information for prospective faculty

About research at UVic

The University of Victoria is one of Canada’s leading universities: a powerful research and teaching institution on an intimate, human scale.

Our researchers are highly successful in their pursuit of leading edge research and innovation – and we are committed to providing them a dynamic and supportive environment in which to pursue their goals. Professors are encouraged and supported to bring their own research into the classroom to give students an enriched learning experience.

Research mission

The research mission of the University of Victoria is to benefit society through the advancement and application of knowledge, creative and artistic expression, and the creation of a research-inspired learning environment.

Faculty positions

For information on faculty positions that are currently available please click here.

Browse through UVic’s expertise database and websites of departments and centres to find out more about research in your field.

Internal funding opportunities

Tenured or tenure-track faculty can receive research and research-related travel support. They may also use their professional development allowance funds to support their research programs.

Other research support includes:

  • Internal research grants – seed grants to help faculty prepare for larger external grants
  • Research grant in lieu of salary - under Revenue Canada guidelines certain research expenses paid out of a faculty member’s salary are given tax-free status.
  • Scholarly research and artistic performance travel grants - to assist faculty members to present their work at conferences and other scholarly performances.
Grants facilitation

Grants crafting support is available at the faculty level. Each faculty has devised a grants facilitation strategy to best fit its researchers’ needs.

UVic students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, who bring their own research into the classroom and encourage their students to be active participants in research projects.

Learn more about research-inspired learning at UVic.

Please visit the faculty opportunities site for information on faculty positions, working at UVic, life in Victoria and getting settled.

The UVic Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 (SRP) identifies UVic’s research directions and areas of strategic priority on which to build the institutional research capacity. The SRP guides the university’s strategic resource allocation, especially how the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) programs will be used to enhance our capabilities.

Download the UVic Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021.