University of Manitoba
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law
Robson Hall, Faculty of Law invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a Faculty position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) (Position Number 23382) to begin July 1, 2017. While no specific area of legal expertise or scholarship is listed, the candidate should be able and willing to contribute to at least two of the core areas of concentration on the JD degree (e.g., Contract, Tort, Property, Trusts, Criminal Law and Public Law).
Robson Hall has recently welcomed a new Dean and is entering into an extraordinary period of curriculum redevelopment with a focus on teaching and research excellence and an emphasis on professional practice. In 2014 Robson Hall marked its 100th anniversary and prides itself as the oldest Law School in Western Canada. It is home to three research centres (Legal Research Institute, Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Centre for Human Rights Research), four peer-reviewed academic journals (Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, Canadian Journal of Human Rights, Manitoba Law Journal and Underneath the Golden Boy) and two endowed chairs (Asper Chair in International Business and Trade Law and Marcel A. Desautels Chair in Private Enterprise and the Law). Faculty members provide external leadership through work with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Law Reform Commission, non-government organizations, as well as a wide range of professional bodies and scholarly organizations. The Faculty offers a JD and a Research LLM and is proud of the achievements of its alumni who contribute to the legal profession as well as a wide range of business and public service, nationally and internationally.
Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and committed researcher and teacher, with an active and developing research profile. The successful applicant will provide academic leadership in the development and advancement of core JD courses through teaching innovation as well as develop their individual area of research and scholarship through the highest standards of excellence in terms of originality, impact and academic rigour.
Applicants for the position will:
• hold a JD and LLM, and preference will be given to those with a doctorate in law or equivalent experience in legal scholarship;
• have experience and an excellent record of high quality teaching in law subjects;
• be willing to contribute to at least two of the core areas on the JD degree;
• have experience and proven track record of, or potential for, quality research and publishing in a law subject as demonstrated in publications in peer-reviewed journals or other refereed fora or peer-edited equivalents;
• have a record of, or potential for, supervising research students;
• be an independent worker with experience in managing teaching, research and administrative duties;
• demonstrate they can work as part of a team within a collegial environment;
• have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a diverse environment;
• have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
• be expected to contribute to all aspects of the academic life of the Faculty and University;
• have excellent presentation skills in communicating with a variety of people, including students, colleagues and external stakeholders.
Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining their research interests and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; one or two samples of their writing (preferably published works); as well as arrange to have copies of all academic transcripts and three letters of reference sent directly to the Faculty at the address below.
**Review of applications will commence on March 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Law
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.
** The closing date in the position has been revised.