University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law at Allard Hall
The Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full- time tenure-track or tenured appointment, at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, expected to commence July 1, 2013, subject to negotiation with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their qualifications and experience. The position is also subject to budgetary approval. The Faculty seeks to recruit an outstanding Indigenous faculty member.
Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty/Indigenous Faculty Appointment
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Absent exceptional circumstances, a LL.B., J.D. or equivalent law degree plus relevant advanced graduate level education will be required. The successful candidate will be an Indigenous person with an excellent academic record, demonstrated achievement or promise in legal teaching, and a commitment to contributing to the internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship of one of Canada's premier law schools. For those meeting the educational criteria, experience in practice or other relevant settings is an asset, including successful experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada or elsewhere. There are no subject area requirements for the candidate's scholarly and teaching contributions though it will be helpful for candidates to identify ways in which their work will contribute to the Faculty's programs in teaching and research. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful applicant will be expected to establish a highly productive scholarly agenda including the development of research relationships with researchers across Canada and internationally, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of J.D. and graduate students, including Aboriginal and Indigenous students, to contribute to the core curriculum of the Faculty, and to take on a leadership role appropriate for the appointed rank.
ABOUT THE LAW SCHOOL AND FACULTY: UBC Law at Allard Hall, one of Canada's leading law schools, is committed to being one of the world's great centres for legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university situated in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we offer an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal training with an awareness of the role of law in society.
The Faculty's First Nations Legal Studies Program, founded in 1975, has attained national and international recognition for the strength of its faculty, staff, students and graduates. The Program is developing and implementing an ambitious strategic plan that includes a proposed new name, the Indigenous Legal Studies Program, reflecting the broad range of national and international issues addressed in the Faculty's curriculum and research. The successful candidate will be expected to add to the collective strength and activities of this important program. (For further information, consult http://www.law.ubc.ca/fnations/index.html).
In addition, the University of British Columbia has identified strategic priorities around engagement with Canadian Indigenous communities that include providing educational opportunities for Aboriginal people and widening opportunities for all students to learn about Indigenous issues and perspectives, and increasing engagement with Aboriginal communities in mutually supportive and productive relationships (see http://strategicplan.ubc.ca/the-plan/aboriginal-engagement).
The Faculty offers a varied program of instruction in a broad array of legal fields to academically talented and diverse law students in the J.D., LL.M., LL.M. (Common Law) and Ph.D. programs. Our faculty members encourage students to develop creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. As researchers, faculty members are engaged with and connected to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe, and are committed to ensuring that their research makes a difference. The Faculty is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art law building, Allard Hall, designed to fully support teaching and research. More information about the Faculty of Law can be found at http://www.law.ubc.ca and http://www.law.ubc.ca/strategic_plan/index.html
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating interest in a faculty appointment that identifies the applicant's academic and research accomplishments and any teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the candidate's undergraduate, law and graduate transcripts; (4) the names of four references; and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as evaluations, if available. Publications will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be accepted. While unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the candidate's initial application, official academic transcripts will be required before appointment.
Electronic applications are required. These can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Where necessary, application materials can be mailed to:
Dean Mary Anne Bobinski
Faculty of Law at Allard Hall
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1Z1
The deadline for applications is November 20, 2012. The Faculty may choose to review additional applications after that date, at its discretion.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the position is open to Indigenous persons. Candidates for the position may be required to prove qualification for the preference.