The University of Saskatchewan, College of Law invites outstanding candidates who have made distinguished contributions to research or practice in human rights to apply for the Ariel F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights, Canada’s first endowed chair in human rights law. Past Sallows Chairs include Penelope Andrews, The Hon. Marilou McPhedran, Virginia Leary, Paul Mahoney, Shelley Wright, the late Martin Ennals, Rebecca M.M. Wallace, Abdullah An-Na’im, Nihal Jayawickrama, John Foster, Francisco Forrest Martin, Roy Adams, Mary Eberts, Siobhan Wills, The Hon. Kim Pate and most recently Rachel Loewen Walker.
As the oldest law school in western Canada, the College of Law has had a distinguished and venerable history. We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic, 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 learning opportunities, including from distinguished visiting scholars in our three endowed chairs. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College of Law 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 has always taken a broad view of human rights scholarship and welcomes academics from related disciplines to apply. The College enjoys strong interdisciplinary links with other academic units on campus, specifically the Graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability. Consequently, human rights scholars whose work intersects with these areas may find the prospect of collaboration with members of the University’s academic community particularly appealing.
The successful candidate for the Chair will possess academic credentials suitable for academic appointment including an established record of scholarly achievement. He or she will reside in Saskatoon during his or her tenure in the Chair and will be expected to enliven the intellectual life of the faculty by pursuing a research program, teaching one course or seminar, giving a public lecture and the organization and hosting of a conference. Appropriate administrative and financial support will be provided to the chair holder, especially concerning research and outreach activities. A position at the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive 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. Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor $99,945 to $120,099; Associate Professor $120,099 to $140,253; and Professor $140,253 to $163,766, with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article 126.96.36.199 of the 2017-2022 USFA Collective Agreement (https://usaskfaculty.ca/collective-agreement/). Tenure will normally be for one year but a shorter term can be discussed. The appointment date is flexible but may be as early as July 1, 2022. The College will also consider applicants from individuals who may wish to take up the position on July 1, 2023. Applications will start being considered on receipt.
Inquiries as well as letters of application, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and an outline of the research plans and proposed overall program of the candidate during the Chair term, should be directed to:
Martin Phillipson, Dean
College of Law
University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Telephone: (306) 966-5910
Fax: (306) 966-5900