Instructor II or Senior Instructor, Faculty of Law

Job Description & Qualification

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
Instructor II or Senior Instructor
Position # 32964

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba invites applications from applicants for a full-time term position as an Instructor II or Senior Instructor. The position is expected to commence on January 1, 2023 and end December 27, 2024. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Faculty of Law is a national leader in legal education and is at the leading edge of clinical legal education in Canada and is housed in one of Canada’s top research universities in western Canada’s oldest law school.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and pedagogical development in the Law School. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the service life of the faculty by contributing to a minimum of 3 unit or university wide committees per service year. Service in a clinical offering may be performed in lieu of committee service.

Areas of teaching interest

The Faculty seeks candidates who are interested in teaching in the required and recommended curriculum of Manitoba’s only credentialed law school.

The Faculty welcomes applications from persons willing to teach areas in the curriculum including:

1) contract law, property law, trusts, corporations, business law, torts, family law, constitutional law, administrative law, legal systems, legal methods, negotiations, externship seminars, evidence; and/or
2) an ability to contribute to our clinical programs across a range of subjects including the business law clinic, Legal Aid clinics, or rights related clinical experiences

We are also open to candidates able to contribute to our bilingual curriculum, as applicable.


Applicants will have:

i) a JD (i.e. Juris Doctor) or equivalent; and
ii) a Masters in Law/Masters in cognate field or equivalent legal practice/clinical expertise (bar call and a number of years in practice) in lieu of graduate training

Enrolment or graduation from advanced graduate studies including doctoral programs is an asset.

Candidates should indicate whether they are able to practice law in Manitoba.


• Demonstrated teaching excellence or potential;
• Instructing in some of the areas described above;
• Openness to incorporating the Calls to Action in teaching, curriculum and/or clinical content;
• Working in a collegial environment with Administration, Instructors, Professors and Support Staff;
• Contributing to administrative and committee work;
• Contributing to a collegial work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion, freedom of inquiry, respectful environment, and Indigenous legal traditions/orders are valued.

Application process:

Candidates should submit electronic application packages to: the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Law, c/o The application deadline is November 30, 2022. Review of applications will begin forthwith thereafter the deadline until filled.

Applications must include:

• a cover letter;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a statement of teaching philosophy (approximately 500 words);
• evidence of teaching potential or excellence
• if relevant, an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (approximately 300 words) which provides an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate a commitment to these principles;
• copies of transcripts from your JD, other degrees and any other relevant credentials; and
• three named references with contact information and a description of your relationship with the reference

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Faculty of Law is committed to a diverse workspace and encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons, 2SLGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities or members of equity seeking groups. We also encourage applications from members of French language speaking communities. The Faculty is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action and the principles of equity, inclusion, diversity, respectful workplace and freedom of inquiry.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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Job ID

ID: J12032