Universite de Montreal, Canada
The Faculty of Law of the Universite de Montreal, Canada, is looking to recruit a professor in comparative private law on a tenure-track position, either at the assistant professor or at the associate professor level. The Faculty invites application from candidates whose profile shows a demonstrated interest for both teaching and research in the comparison of Romano-Germanic and common law legal traditions.
Professor in Comparative Private Law (AFF. DRT 10-12/1)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Functions include:
- Teaching and supervision of students in the different undergraduate and graduate programmes.
- Production and publication of high-standard scholarship, from individual or team research.
- Participation in the administration, development and outreach activities of the Faculty.
- Doctorate (Ph.D.) in law, or equivalent. Degrees in other disciplines may also be considered as equivalent. Candidates whose doctoral studies are near completion will also be considered.
- A record showing outstanding skills to fulfill all requirements.
- The language used at the University of Montreal is French. An excellent working knowledge of English, both oral and written, is also highly valued, particularly in regard to our J.D. in North American common law, a graduate programme in which the appointed candidate may be called upon to work, as there are increasing needs in this area at the Faculty.
- The capacity to become part of a research group or to easily integrate a research center at the Faculty is also an asset.
SALARY: Universite de Montreal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of benefits.
Starting Date: February 1st 2013, or at a later date
ABOUT THE FACULTY: By most standards, the Faculty of Law of the Universite de Montreal ranks as one of the best in Canada and in the French-speaking world. Established in 1878, and built on a great tradition in teaching and research, the Faculty is geared towards continuous innovation as a place for excellence in legal training and scholarship. The competitive advantages of our higher educational environment are three-fold: first as part of one of the largest public universities in Canada and the French-speaking world, second as a faculty in a mixed jurisdiction (civil law and common law), and third as an actor in a cosmopolitan city where the French language flourishes along with English and a number of other languages. The Faculty offers a most stimulating intellectual setting where rigorous legal training, inter alia, provides a platform to discuss and reflect upon the role of law in larger context, be it economic, political or social, and be it at the local, national or international level.
The Faculty offers to quality students, from all origins, a bachelor programme in law (LL.B.), masters programmes (LL.M.) and a doctorate programme (LL.D.), in all areas of the law, as well as specialised graduate programmes, including in business law, in international law and in North American common law (J.D.). Students are expected to develop independent thinking, with a view to being able to provide creative and efficient solutions to contemporary legal problems.
Professors at the Faculty of Law are leaders in research, in terms of both publications and research grants. They conduct research individually or in research groups, be it in one of the seven Faculty research chairs or within one of our two research centers, namely the "Centre de recherche en droit public" (Public Law Research Center) or the "Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international (Business Law and International Trade Center). With a view to promoting both the rule of law and justice, they share their expertise with other academics, governments and civil society, as well as within national and international networks and the Montreal and Quebec communities.
The Faculty has some 54 professors, a third of whom are women. For more information about the Faculty of Law, please visit our website: http://www.droit.umontreal.ca
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should send their application, including a curriculum vitae, copies of their diplomas and all transcripts (including, as the case may be, grades for legal studies and for professional schools), as well as two letters of reference and, if applicable, a publication dossier, before November 16, 2012, at 16:00, at the following address:
Dean Guy Lefebvre
Faculty of Law
Universite de Montreal
P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-ville
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7
Tel: 514 343-2429
Fax: 514 343-2029