Faculty Recruitment

Replacement Faculty Positions (Full-Time Appointments)

The Common Law Section offers a Juris Doctor degree in English and in French.  Together with the Civil Law Section, the Common Law Section offers masters and doctoral graduate programs.  The Common Law Section has over 1,200 students in the JD programs and over 200 in the graduate programs.

The Common Law Section (English Program) is accepting applications for up to four (4) replacement positions to teach in its JD program.  We are looking for candidates with expertise in the following areas:

Torts, Criminal Law, Property, Contracts, Introduction to Public and Constitutional Law (incl. Charter), Trusts, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law II (Federalism and Aboriginal Law), Evidence, Professional Responsibility and Civil Procedure.


  • Teaching at the undergraduate levels (up to 15 credits each year)
  • Participating in academic and administrative activities
  • Other activities as specified in the collective agreement


  • Hold a J.D. or its equivalent
  • Hold a graduate degree in law or a related discipline or legal experience in a field related to the teaching subject area
  • Demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching


The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution.  The Common Law Section has an English Program consisting of approximately 300 students per year and a French Program consisting of approximately 70 students per year.  These positions require the candidate to teach in the English Program.


These one or two-year contracts will begin on July 1, 2021 and end June 30th, 2022 or June 30, 2023 and are non-renewable.

Salary scale for Replacement professors starts at $86,986.


July 1st, 2021


Fauteux Hall, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur Private, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

Posting no.: 21018-CLAW

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 31, 2021; however, applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their teaching and research experience and interests.   Applicants should also indicate whether they are interested in a one year or a two-year appointment.  Applicants must provide a list of three referees that may be contacted.

All information and letters are to be sent electronically directly to:

Dean Adam Dodek
Faculty of Law (Common Law Section)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5
E-mail: deanclaw@uOttawa.ca

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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