Assistant or Associate Professor Appointments-Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia

Fri, 2016-07-29 15:59 -- manager

As part of an exciting process of renewal and growth, the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for 3 – 6 tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The invitation is broad in scope and not limited to particular subject areas or methodologies. We especially encourage candidates whose research and teaching interests fall within Private Law (especially family law and business law).

The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Situated within an outstanding public university, and located in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful cities in the world, we offer an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to make a contribution to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world.  More information about the Allard School of Law is available at www.allard.ubc.ca and http://www.allard.ubc.ca/about-us/allard-school-law-strategic-plan-2016-2021.

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international leadership as researchers and teachers. Our intent is to expand the junior ranks of the faculty. We are seeking candidates who will be among the global leaders in their respective fields within a decade. A LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances, a PhD or SJD, completed or in progress, is also required. The successful candidates will have outstanding academic profiles, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the ability to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s internationally recognized law schools. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, to teach in the core curriculum, and to assume leadership roles within the School of Law appropriate to their rank.

We expect the appointments to commence July 1, 2017, with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications.  

Applicants should submit:

(1)     a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law and describing:

a.     academic and research accomplishments,

b.     teaching experience (if any) and teaching interests particularly those among the courses in the School of Law’s first year or upper-level required curriculum or those mentioned in the subject areas above, and

c.     institutional contributions;

(2)     a curriculum vitae;

(3)     law and graduate school transcripts;

(4)     a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;

(5)     the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submit letters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to send their letters directly to the School of Law at appointments@allard.ubc.ca);

(6)     two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, other samples of written work (publications will not be returned); and

(7)     evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations), or, if no formal teaching experience, then evidence of teaching potential.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee (appointments@allard.ubc.ca) by September 7, 2016. Referees should submit reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The School of Law reserves the right to consider applications until the positions are filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit, is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community, and seeks to recruit candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time to time at http://www.allard.ubc.ca/about-us/careers-allard-school-law