Faculty of Law seeks two tenure-track assistant professors

September 22, 2014

Who we are

Since our founding in the mid-1970s, the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria has sought to make a unique contribution to legal education in Canada, striving for innovation in the classroom, creativity and leadership in research, with due attention to the needs of Canada’s most marginalized communities. Home to some of Canada's most innovative and dynamic thinkers, the Faculty of Law has created a vibrant, student-centred learning environment based on a commitment to social justice, humane professionalism and civic responsibility, and critical interdisciplinary policy-oriented research and teaching. And we do all of this in Canada’s most beautiful urban paradise. We are also a faculty with a commitment to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to: racialization, marginalized sexualities, gender identity, Indigeneity and disability.

What we are looking for

The Faculty invites applications for up to two full-time, tenure-track positions. Appointment(s) will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the expected start date would normally be July 1, 2015. In accordance with the University's equity plan and pursuant to s. 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference for the first hire will be given to members of the following designated groups: persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify.

We are interested in hearing from all exceptional candidates regardless of subject matter expertise. Although there are no subject limits for this current search process, applications from candidates with the capacities to teach and research in the areas of Employment and Labour Law, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, or Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity are especially welcome. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate an interest in teaching a full-year course in Contracts, Property or Torts in our first-year curriculum. All candidates should have the capacity and desire to take part in the mentorship and supervision of graduate students.

The successful applicants will have an LL.B. or J.D., a relevant doctorate (completed or in progress), or an LL.M. combined with exceptional professional experience. Demonstrated excellence or a potential for excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to equity in scholarship, teaching and community engagement are components of a successful application.

What you have to do to apply

Applications, consisting of a cover letter that specifies areas of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of LL.B. (or J.D.) and graduate transcripts and the names of (and contact information for) three academic referees should be addressed to the Appointments Advisory Committee and sent by email to the Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at . The Committee will begin considering applications on October 20, 2014, and until the positions are filled.

Applicants who have special requirements for confidentiality are invited to contact Professor Freya Kodar, Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at , or Dean Jeremy Webber at .   

Information about the Faculty of Law can be found on our website.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders and others who would contribute to diversity in the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.