University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law at Allard Hall
Canada Research Chair in Law (Tier 2)

The Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada seeks to recruit and to nominate a Canadian Research Chair in Law (Tier 2). The Canadian Research Chair program ( was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 nominees should meet the requirements for Tier 2 appointment as defined by the Canada Research Chairs program:

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The Faculty seeks emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international profile and leadership for appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor. Absent exceptional circumstances, an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent law degree plus relevant advanced graduate level education will be required. To qualify for a CRC Tier 2 appointment, the candidate must have completed his or her highest degree no more than ten years prior to nomination. The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic record with a record of scholarship and a research plan that demonstrate the potential to contribute to the internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship of one of Canada's premier law schools.

The successful candidate for the CRC-2 nomination will add to the Faculty's national and international profile. Although there are no subject area limits for the search process, the Faculty particularly encourages candidates whose work focuses on business law (especially corporate or finance law), tax law, constitutional law, intellectual property (including patents and biotechnology), and law and medicine. The Faculty also encourages applicants with expertise in these or other core law school subjects who have engaged in comparative research concerning Korea, India or China. Aboriginal scholars are also especially encouraged to apply. More information about the Faculty's CRC-related hiring interests may be posted from time to time at This website also provides information about the Faculty's other searches for faculty candidates at various levels. Applicants should indicate whether or not they are interested in being considered for appointment in one of the other searches as well.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a highly productive scholarly agenda including the development of research relationships with researchers across Canada and internationally, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of J.D. and graduate students, to contribute to the core curriculum of the Faculty, and to take on a leadership role appropriate for the appointed rank. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.

ABOUT THE LAW SCHOOL: UBC Law at Allard Hall, one of Canada's leading law schools, is committed to being one of the world's great centres for legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university situated in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we offer an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal training with an awareness of the role of law in society.

The Faculty offers a varied program of instruction in a broad array of legal fields to academically talented and diverse law students in the J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. programs. Our faculty members encourage students to develop creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. As researchers, faculty members are engaged with and connected to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe, and are committed to ensuring that their research makes a difference. The Faculty is housed in a brand new, state-of-the-art law building, Allard Hall, designed to fully support teaching and research. More information about the Faculty of Law can be found at and

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating interest in a CRC appointment that identifies the applicant's academic and research accomplishments and any teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the candidate's undergraduate, law and graduate transcripts; (4) the names of four references; and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as evaluations, if available. Publications will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be accepted. While unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the candidate's initial application, official academic transcripts will be required before appointment.

Electronic applications are required. These can be submitted to: Where necessary, application materials can be mailed to:

Dean Mary Anne Bobinski
Faculty of Law at Allard Hall
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1Z1

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2012. The Faculty may choose to review additional applications after that date, at its discretion. The successful candidate may assume a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at UBC as early as July 1, 2013, however the final determination of eligibility for a CRC is subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The Faculty of Law is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance UBC policy, the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs Program and best fit with the Faculty's core mandate and mission.

Posted 8/26/12