Law - Assistant/Associate Professor

Queen's University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2014-08-23


Queen's University Faculty of Law invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin no later than July 1, 2015. A tenured appointment may be considered for qualified candidates with a proven academic track record. The Faculty welcomes applicants from all areas of legal study.

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 JD / LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or a cognate discipline. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

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 faculty and student engagement. Queen's Law has a curriculum and research profile that includes 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 programs that combine JD studies with business, economics, public administration and industrial relations. The Faculty is also home to a vibrant LLM and PhD program that draws students from around the world, leading research groups like the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace and Feminist Legal Studies Queen's, and five clinical programs in poverty law, prison law, business law, elder law and family 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, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Dean's Office, Faculty of Law.

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;
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests; and
  • 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 September 30, 2014. 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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