The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa invites applications for professorial positions.
The Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa invites applications to fill several tenure-track positions, ordinarily at the level of Assistant Professor. In exceptional circumstances, a more experienced candidate will be considered for a position at a higher level. (Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information). Limited term contractual positions may also be available.
Subject to approval by the University, the available positions are expected to be filled in the spring of 2014. The positions would ordinarily commence July 1, 2014, but requests for a deferred starting date will be entertained on a case-by-case basis. The following positions are available:
Candidates should note at the top of their covering letter whether they are applying to the English program or the French program, and submit a separate application to each if applying to both.
- French language program: At least one position is available in the French language program. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching and writing in French. French Program teaching needs are not restricted to any one subject area but there are currently clear needs in private law.
- English language program: At least one position is available in the English language program. English program needs are not restricted to any particular subject area, although there are currently clear needs in domestic law.
Prior to appointment, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either an LL.M. degree or doctorate degree in a related discipline. In the case of candidates currently enrolled in an LL.M. or related Master’s degree, the candidate must acquire the degree within 6 months of appointment. In the case of persons currently enrolled in a doctorate program, the candidate’s supervisor will be expected to verify that there is a reasonable likelihood that the dissertation will be submitted prior to appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates with a superior academic record, an established background in research and publication, and capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy. The faculty is committed to increasing the participation of persons from equity-seeking groups such as racial, religious and cultural minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged persons. A commitment to social justice informs all aspects of faculty life.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees who may be contacted by the Faculty, transcripts from all university degree programs and a covering letter indicating a full range of research and teaching interests. Referees should NOT be asked to submit letters of reference until the candidate is selected for an interview. Writing samples and copies of publications should NOT be submitted unless requested by the committee.
The covering letter should specify the candidate's level of competence in English and French, and indicate explicitly whether the applicant is capable of teaching in English, French or both. The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 150-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Second Language Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.
Applications will be accepted immediately and continually until the positions are filled or the advertisement is withdrawn. Interviews are expected to begin in October and be completed in January. Due to the number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible to notify candidates about the status of their applications. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit all application materials by email OR mail, but not both, to:
Ms. Dany Chung
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
University of Ottawa
57 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 CANADA