Faculty Recruitment


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

Title of the position: Assistant Professor/Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

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.

Area of expertise and responsibilities:

This unique position combines academic expertise in the law and technology field, specifically Cybersecurity, with the practical skill sets required to advance the public interest in cutting edge technology law and policy issues as the Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

The position features reduced teaching responsibilities and the opportunity to contribute original and innovative scholarly research in the bourgeoning field of Cybersecurity. As a Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Canada’s first and only public interest technology law clinic, the candidate will play a crucial role in leading CIPPIC in the next stage of its development.  The successful candidate will lead strategic planning and produce a strategic plan and implement governance reforms within the first year,   Responsibilities include the management and administration of CIPPIC including priority setting, coordination and management of all activities including policy-making, public interest advocacy and public education and law student training.   The Director is also responsible for fundraising and promotion of CIPPIC, including development and implementation of a communications plan and social media outreach.  The Director supervises two staff lawyers and various other personnel including fellows, students and volunteers and will report to a Board of Directors consisting of faculty members and external experts.

Terms: This tenure-track position is in either the French Common Law Program, taught in French; the English Common Law Program, taught in English; or both.  Candidates should note at the top of their covering letter whether they are applying to the English program or the French program, or both.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

Academic 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; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students.

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 and optional life insurance.

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

Skill requirements: Absent exceptional circumstances, 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 will strong academic records as well as the capacity for effective management, governance, communications and fundraising.

Application deadline: January 15, 2019.



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 French or in both languages, a CV, a detailed research proposal, a description of the pedagogical interests, transcripts for each university degree received (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) and the name and contact information of three references.  The documents must be sent to

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

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. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. 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.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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