Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom — call for applications

April 16, 2019

UBC is embarking on a search for a new Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom.

Neil Guppy, Professor of Sociology and current Senior Advisor, will be stepping down from this role at the end of June. The university is now looking for a tenured faculty member, with broad familiarity of the principles and legal framework of academic freedom and freedom of expression at UBC, to take up this important role. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2019.

While we all share a responsibility to protect and support this central freedom, the Senior Advisor undertakes various educational and consultative initiatives, including providing advice to the President and other senior administrators in both Vancouver and the Okanagan.

The Senior Advisor to the Provosts on Academic Freedom works proactively with members of the university community to support institutional efforts to ensure that academic freedom is understood, safeguarded and promoted. A search committee has been formed, comprising:

  • Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, UBC Okanagan (co-chair)
  • Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver (co-chair)
  • Heather Berringer, Chief Librarian and Associate Provost, Learning Services, UBC Okanagan
  • Catherine Corrigall-Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UBC Vancouver
  • Mark Crosbie, Associate University Counsel
  • Hoi Kong, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Vancouver
  • Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC Vancouver
  • Sally Thorne, Professor, School of Nursing and Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, UBC Vancouver
  • Student senator, UBC Vancouver — details to be confirmed

Full details of the position and how to apply can be found here.

Applicants should submit their current CV, letter of interest, and the names of three references to

  • Academic Community

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