Professor in International Economic Law
University of Ottawa, Department of Law

The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in International Economic Law commencing July 1, 2020. 

International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa: The uOttawa Faculty of Law is one of the strongest international law faculties in the world. It is home to a group of globally recognised scholars in international economic law, has the largest number of international law scholars in Canada and regularly hosts leading scholars from around the world. The Law School provides the opportunity to teach small seminars on a range of international trade and investment law issues to JD students, Master and PhD students, including a trade and investment law clinic, and offers a specialized LLM in International Trade and Investment Law attracting a select and diverse cohort of graduate students every year. The Law School is located at the heart of Canada’s international economic law community and has strong relationships with Global Affairs Canada, international trade institutions, like the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the private bar. For more information on international economic law at the Faculty click here.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in trade and investment law and a commitment to academic and teaching excellence. Candidates need to have a superior academic record, an established background in research and publication, including external research funding or the potential for such funding, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty, as well as strong communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

Appointment at the higher ranks of Associate and Full Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment to the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law. To be eligible to be considered for the Chair, a candidate must be internationally recognized as a leading scholar with a distinguished record of research and demonstrated leadership skills. Prior experience with government and/or international organizations strengthen is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial contributions to the Faculty, the University, and the broader community and take a leadership role in the Faculty’s International Law Group. For more information on the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law click here.

Prior to appointment, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either a master’s or doctoral degree in law or a doctoral degree in a related discipline. In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in an LL.M., the candidate must acquire the degree within 6 months of appointment.  In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in a doctoral program, the candidate’s supervisor will be expected to verify that there is a reasonable likelihood that the dissertation will be submitted prior to appointment.

Terms: This tenure-track position is in either the French Common Law Program, taught in French; the English Common Law Program, taught in English; or both.  Candidates should note at the top of their covering letter whether they are applying to the English program, the French program or both.

Academic Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities including research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Wages: Salary range for an Assistant Professor is $86,986-$120,306, for an Associate Professor is $96,088-$166,861 and for a Full Professor is $115,369-$201,408.

Benefit package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Application deadline: September 30, 2019.  Note: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Due to the number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible to notify candidates about the status of their applications. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The cover letter should specify the candidate’s level of competence in English and French, and indicate explicitly whether the applicant is capable of teaching in English, French or in both languages, a CV, a detailed research proposal, a description of the pedagogical interests, transcripts for each university degree received (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) and the name and contact information of three references. Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information. The documents must be sent to:

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
University of Ottawa
57 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 Canada



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