The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa invites applications for the following tenure-track faculty position: Assistant Professor/Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.
Experienced candidates with appropriate qualifications may be considered for a position at a higher rank. Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information.
AREA OF EXPERTISE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This unique position combines academic expertise in the law and technology field with the practical skill sets required to advance law and policy dialogue as the Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Anticipated areas of expertise may include intellectual property law, privacy, communications, and Internet law. The position features reduced teaching responsibilities and the opportunity to contribute original and innovative scholarly research in the bourgeoning field of technology law. As a Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, one of Canada's leading technology law research centres, the candidate will play a crucial role in the intellectual life of the Centre. Responsibilities include the management and administration of the Centre as well as the coordination and management all Centre activities such as research and administrative meetings, conferences, special events, and Centre research projects. The Director is also responsible for fundraising and promotion of the Centre and the law and technology programs.
TERMS: This tenure-track position is in either the French Common Law Program, taught in French; the English Common Law Program, taught in English; or both. Candidates should note at the top of their covering letter whether they are applying to the English program or the French program.
ACADEMIC DUTIES: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.
BENEFIT PACKAGE: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.
LOCATION OF WORK: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Prior to appointment, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either a master's or doctoral degree in law or a doctoral degree in a related discipline. In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in an LL.M., the candidate must acquire the degree within 6 months of appointment. In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in a doctoral 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 superior academic records, established backgrounds in research and publication, administrative and leadership experience, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted immediately and continually until the position is filled or the advertisement is withdrawn. 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. For full details, see our website: http://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/career-opportunities
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism 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.