Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership

Vancouver Island University
  • Location
    Nanaimo, Canada
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jun 10

Position description

Vancouver Island University (VIU) invites applications from outstanding academics to be the inaugural Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership. Supported by a $2 million investment from the Jarislowsky Foundation, this prestigious appointment is one of five new endowed chairs at liberal arts and science universities across Canada who will form the first-ever network of its kind focused on educating tomorrow’s leaders in government, politics and the public service.

VIU’s Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership will be an eminent scholar of political ethics and governance appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Political Studies. The inaugural Chair term will be for five years with the possibility of renewal for one additional five-year term. The appointment will commence September 1, 2022 or thereafter.


To be eligible for this appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Studies or a closely related Humanities or Social Sciences field from an appropriately accredited institution. The successful candidate will have a record of career achievement commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and demonstrate the ability to fulfil the teaching, research, and service expectations of a VIU faculty member, including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining a high quality, externally-funded, internationally-significant research program, and providing leadership within and beyond the university commensurate with a senior academic appointment. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to fulfill the national collaborative leadership expectations of the Network of Jarislowsky Chairs in Trust and Political Leadership. Expert knowledge in the governments, politics and public sectors in the British Columbia context where Vancouver Island University is located will be considered an asset.

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