The Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure track position in commercial law.

Job Description & Qualification

Tenure track assistant or associate professor. Appointment at the higher rank of associate professor will only be considered should the successful candidate have the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.
Professors’ functions include teaching, an active scholarly agenda, academic service to the Faculty and University, and supervision of graduate students
Skills requirements
• Education: An undergraduate degree in common law, and either a doctorate in law or a related discipline (or enrolment in a soon-to-be-completed doctoral program), or an LLM. For applicants currently enrolled in a doctoral program, their supervisor must confirm that it is reasonably likely that their dissertation will be submitted prior to appointment.
• Work experience: Demonstrated expertise in commercial Law, with related research interests. Of particular interest are applicants with an interest in private law theory, contracts, bankruptcy, secured transactions or business organizations. The University is also interested in re-establishing a business law/entrepreneurship clinic. Applicants interested in such an initiative should clearly note this in their application.
• A superior academic record, a strong background in research and publication, including external research funding or the potential for such funding, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty.
• Strong communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website at

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

About the Organization

The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa offers Juris Doctor degrees in English and in French. Together with the Civil Law Section, the Common Law Section offers master’s and doctoral programs. The Common Law Section has over 1,200 students in JD programs and over 200 in graduate programs. We are an innovative and international faculty dedicated to inclusive teaching and research, located in the heart of Canada’s capital.

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Job ID

ID: J11562