Faculty Member, College of Law

  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Nov 02, 2017
Full time Law School Faculty

Job Description

Job description

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.


Faculty Member, College of Law


Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time tenure-track Assistant (or Associate) Professor in the area of Indigenous Law with the College of Law. The College has embarked on a project to bring about the next evolution of the Native Law Centre. The College therefore seeks applications from teachers and scholars in the area of Indigenous Law to assist the recently appointed Academic Director of the Native Law Centre in bringing that project to completion. In addition, the College will formally implement its curricular responses to the TRC Calls to Action in September 2018, including the introduction of a compulsory first year class to address issues raised by the TRC. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the delivery of that programming and in the first year curriculum more generally. It is essential that First Year law students are given a thorough grounding in this area and the successful applicant will play a significant role in ensuring that learning outcome is achieved. The successful applicant will also spend a percentage of their academic time in the Native Law Centre contributing to its research and publication output. It is anticipated that this appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level but the College would be willing to recruit established scholars at the Associate Professor level in this area if the successful candidate brings a significant and ongoing program of research to the College. While the College welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, strong preference for this position will be given to qualified applicants of First Nation, Metis or Inuit ancestry.


The College is committed to high quality teaching and expects its researchers to engage with our student population in the classroom, so in addition to teaching in their area of specialization Faculty are expected to teach in a major compulsory subject and/or in the first year program.


The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada, and has provided public service, innovative legal education and high-quality legal scholarship to the Province, Canada and beyond since 1912. We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic and private and public sector positions at the highest levels in a number of different regions within the country and beyond. The law school is committed to providing its students with rich experiential learning opportunities. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College has embraced the interdisciplinary opportunities presented by being part of a major research-intensive university. This fact is reflected in the value the law school attributes to the creation and dissemination of diverse forms of knowledge and the use of that knowledge to better the human condition.


The College of Law has embarked upon a period of renewal and expansion and is seeking to develop its faculty complement in many areas. The College boasts three major endowed chairs, including the most recently endowed Estey Chair in Business Law. These chairs allow the College to bring distinguished scholars from around the world to the University. The College is also home to the Native Law Centre which is undergoing a similar process of renewal and expansion. In September 2017 the College opened the Nunavut Law Program in Iqaluit. The College offers an LL.M. degree that attracts promising new researchers thus providing faculty with the opportunity to engage in graduate supervision. Each year, the College actively pursues world-renowned academics to present seminars on a wide array of issues and plays host to at least one major international conference.


The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.




If you wish to apply, you must hold an LL.M or doctoral qualification in law.


Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925


This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.


V; Three Academic Letters Of Reference; Samples Of Your Peer-reviewed Publications And Copies Of Both Peer And Student Teaching Evaluations If Available To


Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; a current C.


Professor Martin Phillipson, Dean, College of Law


15 Campus Drive


University of Saskatchewan


Saskatoon, SK S7N5A6


Telephone: (306) 966-5910


Email: martin.phillipson@usask.ca


Review of applications will begin December 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.


Open Date: 11/1/2017


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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