Applications being accepted for Canada Research Chair

The Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Laws and Legal Systems.  The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher with a proven track record in attracting and mentoring JD and graduate students.  The CRC candidate will also be an outstanding scholar with a national and international reputation for ground-breaking research in Indigenous laws and legal systems, with the ability to speak across a variety of legal traditions.  The CRC, in conjunction with the Faculty’s Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance, will provide exceptional leadership in the growth and enhancement of the Faculty’s Indigenous law courses, programs, research activities and collaboration within the university and beyond.

The Canada Research Chair Program (, established by the Government of Canada, supports scholars engaged in world-class research.  Tier I Chairs are tenable for seven years and are renewable upon review by national and international peers.  The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Canada Research Chair and that nomination is then subject to review by the CRC Secretariat.  Upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, the successful applicant will be offered a tenured appointment in the University, at the rank of Professor.  The Chair will normally carry a half-teaching load in the Faculty.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and carries a research supplement.  The university’s benefit package is comprehensive. 

The University of Victoria and the Faculty of Law are among Canada’s best regarded academic institutions, and enjoy an established reputation in attracting Indigenous students and in offering Indigenous learning and research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Located on the Pacific coast, in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities, the University and Faculty have numerous links and cooperative activities with universities and organizations both nationally and internationally.  Consult the Law Faculty’s website ( for further information about the Faculty.

Please direct inquiries, applications and nominations in confidence to Professor Gerry Ferguson (), Chair of Appointments Committee, c/o Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a statement of your research plans and vision for the CRC position (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae and be submitted by August 21, 2013.

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 may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.