Job ID: 191571

Assistant Professor

University of Alberta

  • Aug. 2, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • The Faculty of Law
  • University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Law - General

Assistant Professor
LAW Admin
Competition No.: A101948303
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Location: Work primarily takes place a North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty

Founded in 1912 the Faculty of Law is the oldest law school in Western Canada and located on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people. It is situated on the North Campus of the University of Alberta, in Alberta's capital city, a metropolitan center of 1.3 million people. Members of the Faculty of Law are recognized nationally and internationally as leading scholars and teachers, and lead by example in their service to the university, legal and civic communities. The Faculty enrolls approximately 525 JD students and operates a robust graduate program. Alumni include the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, leading judges, academics and lawyers.

The Faculty of Law is also home to four research groups that contribute research, ideas, innovation and policy expertise to important areas of public concern: the Health Law Institute, the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge, which upholds Indigenous Law and governance through community directed research and learning.


The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta invites applications for up to three tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin July 1, 2023. The Faculty will also consider applications for appointment at a higher rank in appropriate circumstances.

The Faculty welcomes applications from outstanding scholars with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, but is especially interested in applicants whose academic interests are focused in criminal law, administrative law, civil procedure, professional responsibility & ethics, or law & technology.


Successful candidates must have the ability to conduct both independent and cooperative research, develop viable and productive research programs, and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in a related discipline. Successful candidates will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or to the broader community. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research and teaching, and possess an exceptional record of academic achievement.
A JD/LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or cognate discipline, completed or in progress is required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Interested individuals should send an application with a letter identifying their areas of specialization and competence. Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a maximum 2- page research plan; a maximum 2 page teaching summary; names of three confidential referees from whom signed letters of academic reference will be submitted directly; law and graduate transcripts; and a sample publication. Supplementary materials may be requested from candidates selected for interviews.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this fact in your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2022. For earliest consideration, please submit materials no later than September 30, 2022. Applications must be sent, preferably in electronic form, to:

Office of the Dean
ATTN: Faculty Recruitment
487 Law Centre
Faculty of Law
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB CANADA T6G 2H5

Telephone: 780-492-2151

If interested, please apply:

Lateral candidates may contact Dean Barbara Billingsley, in confidence, at or by telephone at 780-492-5590.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply

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