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Chair in Business Regulation Law, Faculty of Law

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Job ID: 18649

Updated: August 14, 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. Since 2011, we have made over twenty new Faculty appointments, and we are looking to make further ones in the years to come.  The Faculty of Law enjoys a close and positive relationship with the legal profession in Calgary, including the corporate bar, which represents a tremendous source of support.

The Faculty of Law invites applications for a Chair in Financial Market Regulation. The Chair will be held at the rank of Assistant Professor. This will be a Contingent Term appointment for four years. The anticipated start date will be September 1, 2019, but alternate dates may be considered for exceptional candidates.

The Chair is being established thanks to the generosity of a consortium of donors. Applications will be welcomed from scholars and professionals who have an established record of top-quality, innovative, high-impact research and/or who have established an international reputation as a leading professional in the field of financial market regulation. 

The Chair will be partially cross-appointed to the School of Public Policy to assist with the Financial Markets Regulation Programme (FMRP). This will involve significant writing and research responsibilities, leading fundraising initiatives to expand and extend the FMRP, as well as commissioning research papers from other scholars, designing and running outreach programmes, and creatively working to maximize the impact of the scholarship generated through the programme.

The Chair holder will teach in areas related to the mandate of the Chair in the JD and Graduate Law programs at the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy. They successful applicant will also conduct an independent program of research and supervise graduate students. Experience with lecturing and innovative educational approaches, course development and coordination, and a demonstrated record of contribution to law student teaching would be advantageous. The Chair will also be expected to make contributions to areas of service.

The successful applicant must have a JD/LLB, as well as an advanced degree in Law, Business, Economics or other related discipline, or commensurate professional experience.

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.

About the Faculty of Law

Calgary Law offers a JD, as well as a specialized LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law [NREEL]. The school also has a small cohort of doctoral students, and a post-graduate Certificate in the NREEL area. 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' enables 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, see

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):  

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide three confidential letters of reference. 

Completed applications received by August 1, 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
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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