Faculty Recruitment

The Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law invites applications for several professorial positions.

The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa invites applications for the following tenure-track faculty positions.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Area of expertise: Public Law, Private Law, Criminal Law, International Law.

Location of work: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions:
a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; and c) academic service activities.

Benefit package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan, optional life insurance and relocation expenses.

Wages: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $81,318 and at $89,827 for an Associate Professor

Terms: Tenure-track positions are available in both the English Common Law Program and the French Common Law Program.   Candidates should demonstrate an excellent research track record, a commitment to teaching and graduate training, excellent communication skills in either English or French and a commitment to service to the Common Law community.

Skill requirements: Prior to appointment, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either a master’s or doctoral degree in law or a doctoral degree in a related discipline. In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in an LL.M., the candidate must acquire the degree within 6 months of appointment.  In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in a doctoral program, the candidate’s supervisor will be expected to verify that there is a reasonable likelihood that the dissertation will be submitted prior to appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with superior academic records, established backgrounds in research and publication, administrative and leadership experience, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty.  Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.  English-French bilingualism is a fundamental value of the University of Ottawa.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted starting February 21, 2018 and until such time as the position is filled or the advertisement is withdrawn. Due to the number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible to notify candidates about the status of their applications. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The cover letter should specify the candidate’s level of competence in English and French, and indicate explicitly whether the applicant is capable of teaching in English, French or both.
Please send your curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a description of teaching interests, transcripts of grades for each university degree received (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and the name and contact information for three references by email or mail, but not both, to :


Office of the Dean
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section University of Ottawa
57 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 CANADA
EMAIL: clawdean@uOttawa.ca

Experienced candidates with appropriate qualifications may be considered for a position at a higher rank. Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. The Faculty applies its commitment to social justice in all aspects of faculty life. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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