Call for Visiting Researchers


Two Visiting Researcher Positions

  1. Visiting Researcher (Japan) – open [one position]
  2. Visiting Researcher – internal to UVic [one position]
4-6 months each - between January 2020 and August 2021
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The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) invites applications for two visiting appointments tenable at the Centre. These visitorships positions would appeal to tenured or tenure-track scholars who are on study leave for at least one term between January 2020 and August 2021, who hold a full-time position at another institution. Visiting Researchers are expected to convene at least one seminar or workshop, work closely with CAPI colleagues, students, and interns, and play an active role in CAPI’s activities. Each Visiting Researcher will be provided with a shared office and access to electronic and library services.

Visiting Researcher (Japan-focused)

This position is open to Japan-related scholars, within or outside UVic with an established scholarly reputation in their field and a network of personal and institutional contacts in Japanese studies. Successful applicants from within UVic will be provided with a teaching buy-out (subject to their department’s approval); those from outside UVic will be provided a cash stipend of up to $15,000 toward living and travel costs. Both candidates will be provided with a research stipend of up to $5000 toward approved research and programming expenses.

Visiting Researcher (internal to UVic, restricted)

This position is open to UVic researchers in disciplines not currently represented by CAPI’s research chairs, specifically Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Science, and Medical/Health Sciences, whose research has an Asia-studies dimension. Successful applicants from within UVic will be provided with a teaching buy-out (subject to their unit’s approval) and a research stipend of up to $5000 toward approved research and programming expenses.

Visiting research applications will be considered on an on-going basis, effective immediately. Applicants should send their full academic CV, a one-page description of their proposed research and programming plans, and the names of two references, to the Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, by e-mail to . UVic applicants should provide a letter of support from the head of their unit.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read UVic's full equity statement.


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