Assistant or Associate Professor (Commercial Law) – University of Ottawa

Posted 6 months ago

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2022-08-18
Advertised until: 2022-10-17

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position in commercial law.

The Common Law
Section The Common Law Section offers its Juris Doctor programs in English and French. It offers, jointly with the Civil Law Section, master’s and doctoral programs. With more than 1,200 J.D. students and more than 200 at the graduate level, the Common Law Section, located in the heart of Canada’s capital, is resolutely focused on innovation and the international scene, promoting teaching and inclusive research.  

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor/Assistant or Associate Professor.   The higher rank of Associate Professor will be considered only if the successful candidate possesses the required level of experience and has demonstrated the expected achievements.

Conditions: This position is available in either the French Common Law Program (teaching in French) or the English Common Law Program (teaching in English) – or both. Please mention at the top of your cover letter the program you are considering.

Application Deadline  : The Hiring Committee will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2022 . Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.  

Start date: July 1, 2022
Place of work: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Salaries and Benefits: Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. The average salary ranges from $89,622 to $123,951 for assistant professors, and from $98,999 to $171,917 for associate professors (as of May 1, 2023).

The University of Ottawa offers a comprehensive and generous compensation package that includes long-term disability benefits, basic group life insurance benefits, supplemental health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, life insurance option and reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The Faculty of Law also offers, in the early stages after hiring, a reduced teaching load and start-up funds for research.

Duties: Duties of this position include teaching, active participation in research activities, faculty engagement with the faculty and university, and supervision of theses and dissertations.

Job requirements:

  • Education: Undergraduate degree in common law with a doctorate in law or equivalent discipline (or doctorate in progress), or LL.M. that their thesis will be submitted before taking office.
  • Experience: Demonstrated expertise in commercial law and research interests in this area including: private law theory, contracts, bankruptcy, secured transactions and the corporate environment. The University would also like to relaunch a business and entrepreneurship law clinic: please clearly indicate your interest in this regard if applicable. 
  • Excellence of academic record, solid track record in research and publications including external research grants or the possibility of obtaining such grants, capacity for excellence in teaching and involvement in university life and the governance of the faculty.
  • Strong communication skills, in English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language of Canada (mandatory).

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter (2-3 pages) detailing degree of experience, teaching interests, awards and honours, and level of English and French proficiency. The letter must explicitly mention the language of instruction: English, French or both.
  • A CV (2 pages)
  • A detailed research program (3 to 4 pages)
  • A description of educational interests
  • The transcript of marks for each of the diplomas obtained
  • The names and coordinates of three references. Letters are, for the moment, not requested.

Applications should be submitted electronically through
the University of Ottawa Academic Career website

For any questions regarding this position, please write to the following address: . Applicants currently working in law education are invited to contact the dean directly, in complete confidentiality, at for more information.

The University of Ottawa is committed to providing its university community with an environment of leadership and knowledge that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion. We therefore strongly encourage Indigenous people, members of visible minorities (people of color), people with disabilities and women, as well as all qualified people with the skills and knowledge necessary to work constructively with communities where equity, diversity and inclusion prevail, to apply. Canadian citizens who belong to at least one of these groups are asked to complete the confidential  self-identification questionnaire when submitting their application.

All qualified individuals are invited to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please specify if you have authorization to work in Canada. If we invite you for an interview, please let us know of any specific accommodations you may need by writing to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs at . All information received will be treated confidentially.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its tradition of bilingualism, which dates back more than 160 years. Through its Official Languages ​​and Bilingualism Institute, the University offers its staff members and their spouses the means to become bilingual.

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