University of Victoria – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) invite applications from talented scholars for the Jarislowsky CAPI Japan (East Asia) Chair. The Chair will be equally engaged with CAPI and Gustavson by being appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Faculty of Business and being embedded at CAPI, playing a key role as one of the Centre’s three prestigious research chairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.


Japan-focused scholars with an established reputation in their area of expertise, a publication record consistent with the level of appointment sought, and teaching experience with a global focus are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a good understanding of and practical experience working in Japan. Fluency in the Japanese language is highly desirable. The Jarislowsky CAPI Japan (East Asia) Chair complements CAPI’s two other chairs in East Asia Relations, namely the Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and the China Chair.


The Jarislowsky CAPI Chair will be actively engaged in developing and leading CAPI programs involving research, dynamic learning and community-engaged activities. The goal of these programs is to help students develop a thorough understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture. The Chair will teach courses in the Faculty of Business and be expected to participate actively in graduate student supervision and education. The position comes with a substantial reduction in the regular teaching load and a generous research support package.


Gustavson is one of the few North American schools that is accredited by both the European Federation of Management Development (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  The experiential dimension in our academic programs includes mandatory co-op for all undergraduate students, international exchanges, and overseas co-op work opportunities. In line with this approach, we will give preference to candidates with direct international and business experience.


CAPI, UVic’s oldest research centre, is a dynamic, interdisciplinary unit that conducts research on thematic topics, policy issues, current affairs; builds relationships with universities, research institutes, and civil society organizations across the Asia-Pacific region; hosts international conferences, and organizes workshops and roundtables in Canada and Asia; and acts as a resource and catalyst for research and knowledge mobilization in the university and wider community; and facilitates student and scholarly exchanges and internships across the Asia-Pacific region. 


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Please send a letter of application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, appropriate evidence of research (publications and work in progress), a description of a proposed research program (limited to four pages) and teaching skills (such as course evaluation scores, teaching statements, syllabi), statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills, and three references to: Dr. David C. Thomas, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, telephone: (250) 853-3537, e-mail: [log in to unmask], website:


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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 our full equity statement here:


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In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, women. Candidates from these groups, who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, must self-identify.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

Consideration of applications will begin on February 17, 2020 and continue until the post is filled.

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