Labour Law – Assistant Professor

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Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2023-09-20
Advertised until: 2023-11-19

Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, Université de Montréal is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Like the city whose name it bears, it is effervescent and multicultural. 

UdeM attracts over $500 million in research funding every year, making it one of the top three university research hubs in Canada. It also ranks among the top 100 universities wor1dwide and among the five best French language universities. 

Through the achievements of the members of its community, UdeM participates in building today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Job description
The School of Industrial Relations is one of the largest institutions for the study of work and employment in North America, the largest in Canada. One of the distinguishing features of the faculty is to rely on a pluridisciplinary and integrated approach to industrial relations. Highly recognized study programs are offered at all university levels and bring together more than 700 students. In terms of research, the School of Industrial Relations stands out for its research grants, publications, and scientific outreach. Research units linked to the School include a major research center (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail [CRIMT]), a research institute (Institut Michael D. Penner sur les enjeux environnementaux, sociaux et de gouvernance), two observatory (Observatoire sur la santé et le mieux-être au travail and Observatoire Banque Scotia en innovation du développement durable), and two research chairs (Chaire BMO – Diversité et gouvernance and MYRIAGONE – Chaire McConnell-Université de Montréal en mobilisation des connaissances jeunesse).

The School of Industrial Relations invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Labor Law.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the transmission of knowledge, and contribute to the activities of the University.


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in industrial relations, law, or a related discipline (with a specialization in labour law). Ph.D. candidates near completion will also be considered.
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research in labour law.
  • A demonstrated ability to provide high-quality university teaching in the field of labour law in Quebec and Canada.
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy; an institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

  • A cover letter (maximum 1,200 words) – Application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen/ permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”
    • In this cover letter, please include a presentation of your teaching interests related to the study programs of the School of Industrial Relations;
    • You can mention career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected your record of research achievement;
  • A research program proposal for the next years (maximum 1,200 words);
  • Your curriculum vitæ;
  • A sample of two recent publications (e.g., articles, book chapters or extracts from the dissertation) related to the field of labour law.

Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application file and letters of recommendation must be sent by email no later than November 22nd, 2023 to:

Vincent Rousseau, chair
School of Industrial Relations
Université de Montréal

Additional information about the position
Reference number – FAS 09-23 / 14
Application deadline – Until November 22, 2023 inclusively
Salary – Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date – As of June 1, 2024

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it.

UdeM embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

In order to measure the impact of its equity, diversity and inclusion actions, UdeM is collecting data on applicants identifying themselves with one of the groups targeted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, namely women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with limitations. To this end, we thank you for completing this self-identification questionnaire. The information you provide through this form is strictly confidential and will be shared only with those responsible for the UdeM EAEP. If you wish, you may also indicate that you belong to one of the targeted groups in your cover letter, which will be reviewed by the selection committee and the assembly of peers.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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