Law - Assistant/Associate Professor (2-Year, Non-Renewable)

Queen's University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-25

October 2013

Queen's University Faculty of Law invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin no later than July 1, 2014. The Faculty is particularly interested in applicants with an interest in teaching first-year courses in private law (Torts, Property or Contracts). The successful applicant may also be required to teach other upper-year courses in areas to be decided.

The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for high quality scholarly research as well as 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.

Consistently ranked among Canada's top law schools, Queen's Law has 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.

Each completed application must include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • copies of all university transcripts;
  • copies of sample publications;
  • a statement outlining any experience with teaching and supervision at the J.D. and graduate level, including all available course outlines and evaluations; and
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests
  • letters from at least three referees sent directly by the referee to the address below.

Electronic applications and letters of reference in PDF format are strongly preferred. Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic career. Writing samples will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be considered.

Applicants should submit their file along with letters from referees by November 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 at:

Applications and letters of reference should be sent to:

Dean Bill Flanagan
Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, extension 74285
Fax: (613) 533-6509


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