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Assistant or Associate Professor in Law

University of British Columbia
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for up to
two tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek
candidates whose demonstrated research and teaching interests are focused in at least one of the
following areas: health law, disability law, tort law, trusts, conflict of laws, and professional
ethics. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in our core curriculum.

The Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education and research. As part of an
outstanding public university, situated on traditional, ancestral and unceded Musqueam lands in one
of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we provide an inspiring environment
for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to contribute to
improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world.

The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse
student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Our faculty members encourage students to develop
creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. As researchers, faculty
members are engaged with academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe. We work in a
state-of-the-art law building—Allard Hall—designed to support teaching and research in law, and we
collaborate with scholars from disciplines across the university. More information about the Allard
School of Law is available at and

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging and established scholars with demonstrated potential for
international profile and leadership as researchers and teachers.

A JD, LLB, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances,
a completed or substantially completed doctoral degree in Law or a related discipline
is also required. The successful candidates will have outstanding academic profiles, including
scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the potential to contribute to the
nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of
Canada’s premier law schools. They will be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda,
to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, and to assume leadership
roles within the School of Law appropriate for the appointed rank.

We expect the appointments to commence July 1, 2022 with a competitive salary commensurate with the

Applicants should submit:
(1) a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law
and describing:
a. academic and research accomplishments,
b. teaching experience (if any) and demonstrated teaching interests, particularly those
among the courses in the School of Law’s required curriculum or those mentioned in the subject
areas above, and
c. institutional contributions;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) law and graduate school transcripts;

(4) a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;
(5) the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submit
letters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to send their
letters directly to the School of Law at;
(6) two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, other
samples of written work (publications will not be returned); and
(7) 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 the Appointments
Committee ( by October 23, 2021. Referees should submit
reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial
academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic
transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The
School of Law will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.

Please note that we have three hiring competitions underway this year. Please indicate in the
subject line of your email which competition(s) you wish to be considered for. This is competition
“2021G”. Please use the subject line: LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME – Competition Number(s) when submitting
your email.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters
the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications
from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human
Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization,
disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First
Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time
to time at

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