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York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty Positions

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York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Faculty Positions

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Canada’s largest English-language law school, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in legal education and legal scholarship. In the coming year, Osgoode expects to make two faculty appointments (one at the rank of assistant professor and one open as to rank) that will further enrich the faculty’s strong and innovative teaching and research program, as well as its diversity. Subject to final budgetary and Osgoode Faculty Council approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

In making this appointment, Osgoode Hall Law School wishes to sustain its commitment to a broad and innovative curriculum that responds to the changes in Canada’s social, economic, political, and intellectual environments and to enhance its long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary and theoretical teaching and scholarship.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Osgoode Hall Law School welcomes applications from scholars reflecting a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches as well as attention to Indigenous issues. The Law School will consider all individuals with excellence in scholarly research and teaching along with exceptional records of academic accomplishments in the following areas of priority:
(1) Public Law (Constitutional or Administrative)
(2) Environmental, Natural Resources & Sustainability
(3) International Criminal or Economic Law
(4) Special Distinction

Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty complement. The Law School has an Employment Equity Plan, which establishes procedures to increase the representation of equity-seeking groups including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. The Law School welcomes applications from members of these groups and encourages candidates to self-identify in their cover letters and elaborate on the ways in which their candidacy has the potential to enhance diversity in the legal academy. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with HRSDC regulations, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested individuals should send an application with a cover letter identifying their areas of specialization and areas of interest in research and teaching, together with: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a detailed research plan; (3) a teaching dossier; (4) three signed copies of confidential letters of academic reference; (4) law and graduate transcripts; and (5) copies of sample publications to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, October 2, 2015 to:

Amanda Wassermuhl
Secretary of the Faculty Recruitment Committee
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3

Please note that electronic applications are strongly preferred, and hard copies will not be returned.

Please make every effort to send complete applications in one e-mail.

The teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include a statement of teaching philosophy, an account of teaching experiences and related responsibilities (list of courses taught/course outlines; examples of print and digital teaching materials and how they are used), a summary of commitment to professional development (participation in teaching workshops; supervision of masters and doctoral students; mentoring new faculty), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations; student letters of support; teaching awards).

Applicants who currently hold faculty positions are invited to contact Professor Mary Condon, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee at (416) 736-5429 or Lorne Sossin, Dean at (416) 736-5199.

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