From an email message that I received earlier today:
The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, in the area of Business Law. A tenured appointment may be considered for outstanding candidates with a proven academic track record. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2015.
Except in exceptional circumstances, the successful candidate will have a JD / LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or a cognate discipline. The primary criterion for selection is excellence in both academic research and teaching.
- The successful mid-level candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and high quality scholarly research in the area of Business Law, leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. In addition, they will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence, in support of the Faculty’s programs in the area of Business Law.
- In the case of a successful senior-level candidate, they will have a proven track record in the area of Business Law for innovative and high-quality scholarly research, in terms of both peer-assessed publications and external research funding, as well as a proven record of outstanding teaching contributions and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence.
The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
Nationally and internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading law schools, Queen’s Law has a distinguished record of outstanding teaching and research. Located in historic Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s Law is a mid-sized law school with a proud history of faculty and student engagement. Queen’s Law has a curriculum and research profile that includes Canada’s largest international law program, operated at the Queen’s University Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The Faculty leads Canadian law schools in interdisciplinary study opportunities, including programs that combine JD studies with Business, Economics, Public Administration and Industrial Relations. The Faculty is also home to a vibrant LLM and PhD program that draws students from around the world, leading research groups such as the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace and Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, and five clinical programs in Poverty Law, Prison Law, Business Law, Elder Law and Family Law.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- a curriculum vitae;
- copies of all university transcripts;
- copies of sample publications;
- a statement outlining experience with teaching and supervision at the J.D. and graduate level, including all available course outlines and evaluations; and
- a statement of current and future research interests.
Candidates should also be prepared to provide the names of three potential referees upon request.
Electronic applications in PDF format are strongly preferred. Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic career. Writing samples will not be returned and incomplete applications may not be considered.
Applications should be sent to:
Dean Bill Flanagan
Faculty of Law
Canada K7L 3N6
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, extension 74285
Applicants should submit their file by January 30, 2015. The Committee may still consider applications after this date.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Chantal Rousseau in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment. The academic staff at Queen’s University is governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html