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Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty of Law

Job ID: 17686

Updated: March 5, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary's Faculty of Law is in the midst of a sustained period of growth and renewal.  In its Strategic plan 'Energy.Innovation.Impact.' UCalgary Law set itself the dual goals of enhancing its international eminence in the areas of energy, environmental and natural resources law and continuing its position of national leadership in the area of experiential learning.  Since 2011, we have made nineteen new Faculty appointments, and we are looking to make further appointments to begin in 2019 and in years to follow.

The Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, invites applications for up to four appointments at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure)The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. In particular, we are seeking scholars whose research and teaching interests include:

  • Ethics, Professionalism and the Regulation of the Legal Profession
  • The study of the legal profession and innovation in the provision of legal services (including artificial intelligence and its impact on the legal services industry)
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
  • Legal rhetoric and advanced legal communications

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core JD program and also, if appropriate, to be involved in the graduate programs. She or he must demonstrate the desire and potential to initiate and produce high-impact research and scholarship, as well as the ability to develop into a strong and fully-committed member of the University community.  An active research agenda is expected of all members of Faculty, and peer-reviewed external research funding is increasingly valued.  

Candidates must have a JD or LLB, together with an advanced degree in Law or cognate discipline at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, securing external research funding, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level.

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and service through peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining research funding and other evidence of effectiveness.

Given the premium placed on collegiality at the University of Calgary, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to constructive participation in the life of the School, the University and the broader professional community. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a comfort in, and commitment to the pedagogical principles underlying, the Calgary Curriculum.

About the Faculty of Law

Calgary Law offers a JD, as well as both thesis and course-based LLM programs.  A PhD program is under development. The school also offers a post-graduate Certificate in the area of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (NREEL).  Calgary Law offers a joint JD/MBA program with the Haskayne School of Business, and a joint JD/MPP program with the School of Public Policy.  As well, the Faculty has a uniquely-focused partnership with the University of Houston Law Center.  The `International Energy Lawyers Program¿ enable students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years and to apply for admission to Bars in the United States and Canada.  For more information on the law school and its programs, visit the Faculty website.  

In 2015, the Faculty introduced the Calgary Curriculum, which placed it at the forefront of innovation in Canadian legal education. The spirit of innovativeness embodied in the Calgary Curriculum has been a core part of the Faculty's ethos since its founding in 1976.

Application Details

Interested individuals should submit:

  • A cover letter indicating interest in an appointment in the Faculty of Law describing:
    • Academic and professional accomplishments
    • Teaching experience, if any, and teaching interests, together with a description of how these might fit into the context of the Calgary Curriculum and Energy.Innovation.Impact.
    • Institutional contributions
  • A curriculum vita
  • A statement of research interests
  • Two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, other samples of written work
  • A statement of teaching and learning philosophy
  • 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:

Dr. Ian Holloway PC QC
Dean, Faculty of Law
University of Calgary
Email: lawdean@ucalgary.ca

Note: Short-listed candidates will be required to provide three confidential letters of reference and their law and graduate transcripts.  

Completed applications received by April 8, 2019 will receive full consideration, though the review process will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Law visit Careers in the Faculty of Law.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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