We're hiring for two faculty positions

Faculty of Law Assistant or Associate Professor Appointment

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 learning environment based on a commitment to social justice, humane professionalism and civic responsibility, and critical interdisciplinary policy-oriented research and teaching. Dedicated to providing students with the skills, knowledge and judgment they will need to embark on diverse careers, UVic Law offers a rich curriculum that includes the only common-law co-operative legal education program in Canada and a diversity of experiential education opportunities. We are also developing a path-breaking transsystemic dual degree program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID). We are a faculty with a commitment to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to: marginalized sexualities, gender identity, disability, Indigeneity and racialization. And we do all of this in Canada’s most beautiful urban paradise.

What we are looking for

The Faculty invites applications for up to two full-time tenure-track or tenured positions. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with rank and tenure status determined after an assessment of accomplishments and experience. The expected start date would be 1 July 2018. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection for the first position will be limited to members of the following designated group: Aboriginal Peoples. Candidates for this position must self-identify. The selection for the second position is open to all applicants. We encourage applicants for the second position to self-identify Indigenous and other characteristics relevant to UVic Law’s diversity commitments.

We are interested in hearing from all exceptional candidates regardless of subject-matter expertise with the interest and capacity to teach in both our JD program and in relation to some branch of Indigenous law within the JD/JID dual degree program (should it be established). All candidates should have the capacity and desire to take part in the mentorship and supervision of graduate students. Applications from candidates with an interest in teaching Contracts, Property, Torts, Administrative Law, or Business Associations in our JD curriculum are especially welcome.

The successful applicants will have an LL.B., J.D., B.C.L., or equivalent law degree; and (1) a relevant doctorate (completed or in progress), or (2) an LL.M. combined with significant relevant 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 law degree and graduate transcripts and the names of (and contact information for) three academic referees who you have asked to submit letters of reference should be addressed to the Appointments Advisory Committee and sent by email to the Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at lawapps@uvic.ca. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send their letters directly to the Committee at lawapps@uvic.ca.

The Committee will begin considering applications on 16 February 2018 and until the position is filled. Applicants who have special requirements for confidentiality are invited to contact Professor Freya Kodar, Chair, Appointments Advisory Committee, at lawapps@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 may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

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

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca.)

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