Professorial stream tenure-track appointments at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level (open rank)

Job Description & Qualification

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level (open rank), to commence July 1, 2022. Osgoode expects to make two such appointments. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must hold a JD degree and a graduate degree in law or equivalent credentials. A PhD or a PhD near completion (with an expectation of completion prior to the date of appointment), is strongly preferred, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence for a junior appointment in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in one or more of the following areas: Tort Law, Dispute Resolution with a focus on civil litigation, and Insurance Law. Osgoode will give priority to candidates who advance the objectives underlying Osgoode’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The plan identifies six areas of focus:

1. Anticipating Society-Level Crisis
2. Law in Local and Global Contexts
3. Rigorous Academic Scholarship
4. Advancing Reconciliation and Justice
5. Student Access and Success
6. Innovative and Engaged Legal Education

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and successful candidates must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

All qualified candidates with a graduate law degree (with a preference for a doctoral degree) are encouraged to apply. However, in accordance with government regulations, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Osgoode Hall Law School is furthermore committed to equality and diversity including socio-economic status and is responsive to family needs of faculty. The Strategic Plan affirms the goal of broadening diversity among Osgoode’s tenure-stream faculty.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence for a junior appointment of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence for junior appointment in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include teaching evaluations, 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 other evidence of teaching effectiveness (student letters of support; teaching awards).

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Eric Tucker, Chair of the Search Committee at

The Law School’s Employment Equity Plan aims to increase the representation of members from the following five groups: women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. The employment equity provisions apply to applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of these groups using the form provided.

Interested individuals should submit an application online consisting of the following:

• a cover letter;
• a curriculum vitae (CV);
• copies of law and graduate transcripts;
• a detailed research plan;
• a teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations);
• copies of three (3) academic articles or book chapters authored by the applicant (and where published materials are not available, one or more dissertation/ thesis chapter(s) may be submitted in lieu); and
• List of referees (3).

Candidates may during the recruitment process, be asked to have their referees provide directly to us, letters of reference (3).
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All applications will be kept confidential to the committee and faculty colleagues who provide reviews of files.

Administrative questions related to the process or applications should be addressed to:

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please note that interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held between November 8 – 17, 2021. As candidates who are successful in our process will be expected to respond to an offer promptly, we would be pleased to provide relevant information to interested candidates, about Osgoode, living in Toronto and the position generally.

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Job ID

ID: J9054