Faculty of Law seeks two tenure-track assistant professor appointments

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

With our diversity needs in mind, the Faculty invites applications for up to two full-time, tenure-track positions commencing July 1, 2014. Appointment(s) will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. 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: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify.

There are no subject limits for this current search process, nonetheless we welcome applications from candidates with the capacities to teach and research in the areas of: Corporate, Commercial and Consumer Law, Employment and Labour Law, Contracts, Property, Administrative, Regulatory, and Human Rights Law, Evidence and Civil Procedure. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate an interest in teaching a full-year course in our first-year curriculum, and who have capacity and desire to be part of the mentorship and supervision of graduate students. 

The successful applicants will have an LL.B. or J.D. and an LL.M., Ph.D. or other relevant graduate degree, demonstrated excellence or a potential for excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to equity in their scholarship, teaching and community engagement.

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 lawapps@uvic.ca. The Committee will begin considering applications on November 15, 2013 and until the position is filled.

Applicants who have special requirements for confidentiality are invited to contact Professor Gerry Ferguson, Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at gferguso@uvic.ca, or Dean Jeremy Webber at lawdean@uvic.ca.  

Information about the Faculty of Law can be found at http://www.uvic.ca/law.

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.