One Year Assistant Professor

Job Description & Qualification

The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will be assigned teaching in the Allard School’s core curriculum (including either Family Law or Public Law, or both), will take up committee and other service roles in the faculty, and will have significant time within their twelve month appointment to advance their research.

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international leadership as researchers and teachers. These positions are ideal for those who are at or near completion of a doctoral program in law or a related discipline, and who are interested in pursuing academic careers. The teaching load for the successful applicants will be less than the average for Assistant Professors in the Law School, on the understanding that applicants will have limited previous teaching experience and will have an interest in focusing on developing successful research trajectories. We are seeking candidates who will be among the global leaders in their respective fields within a decade. An LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree is required and candidates must have completed, or be near completion, of a PhD or SJD.

The appointments will commence between July 1, 2019 and August 15, 2019, and run for twelve months with a salary commensurate with the qualifications and responsibilities.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit:

(1) a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law and describing: a. academic and research accomplishments, b. teaching experience (if any) and teaching interests within the School’s core curriculum.
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) law and graduate school transcripts;
(4) a one-page outline of the research project(s) to be pursued during the appointment
(5) the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to supply letters of reference. The Law School will contact these individuals directly if letters are required.
(6) one representative scholarly publication or, where publications are not available, other samples of written work (these materials will not be returned); and
(7) teaching evaluations if available.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee ( by April 30, 2019. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The Allard School of Law reserves the right to consider applications until the positions are filled.

About the Organization

The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Situated within an outstanding public university, and located in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful cities in the world, we offer an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to make a contribution to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world. More information about the Allard School of Law is available at and

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Job ID

ID: J4964