Academic Vacancy: Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

Queen’s University Faculty of Law invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor to begin no later than September 1, 2013.

Job Qualifications: The Faculty is particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on business law, labour and employment law, and/or property law. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications, as well as for outstanding teaching contributions and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence, in support of the Faculty’s programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Except in exceptional circumstances, the successful candidate will have a J.D./LL.B. or equivalent and a doctorate in law or a cognate discipline. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

About the School: Queen’s Law is one of Canada’s leading law schools, with a distinguished record of outstanding teaching and research. Located in historic Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s Law is a mid-sized law school with a proud history of a high degree of faculty and student engagement. Queen’s Law has a curriculum and research profile that is global in scope, including Canada’s largest international law program, operated at our Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The Faculty leads Canadian law schools in interdisciplinary study opportunities, including combined J.D. programs with business, economics, public administration and industrial relations. The Faculty is also home to a vibrant LL.M. and Ph.D. program that draws students from around the world, the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, and four clinical programs in poverty law, prison law, business law and elder law.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Application Procedure: Each application must include a curriculum vitae, copies of all university transcripts, copies of sample publications, a brief statement of current and prospective research interests, and a statement on teaching experience or potential, including any available course outlines and evaluations. Electronic applications in PDF are strongly preferred. Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic career. It is the responsibility of each applicant to have letters from at least three referees sent directly to the address below. PDF letters of reference are also preferred. Writing samples will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applicants should submit their file along with letters from referees by June 30, 2013. However, if letters from referees are not available by this date, they should be submitted as soon thereafter as is possible. The Committee may still consider applications after this date.

Additional information, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at The academic staff at Queen’s University is governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted here.

Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:

Dean Bill Flanagan
Faculty of Law
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

Tel: (613) 533-6000, extension 74285

Fax: (613) 533-6509


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