Job ID: 160348

Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair

University of Saskatchewan

  • Jun. 9, 2021
  • Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair
  • College of Law
  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
  • Open until filled
  • Jan. 1, 2022
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Law - General

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan invites outstanding candidates with an interest in the scholarly investigation of law and policy to apply for the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair. Past holders include Allan Blakeney, Richard Gosse, Michael Taggart, Alan Cairns, Julien Payne, Denise RĂ©aume, Judith Fudge, John Whyte and John Wade.

Candidates in all areas of scholarly interest are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an academic with an established and significant record of scholarly achievement. He or she will be in residence at the College of Law and be expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one course/seminar, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a major conference. Appropriate administrative and financial support will be provided to the chair holder, especially concerning research and outreach activities. Term length will normally be for one year, but the College will consider terms of less than one year, but no less than one complete academic semester.

A position at the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive benefits package which includes life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health spending account. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Associate or Full professor level (the salary bands for this position are as follows: Associate Professor $117,978 – $137,778 and Professor $137,778 – $160,878) with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article of the 2017-2022 USFA Collective Agreement (

The date for appointment is flexible but may be as early as January 1, 2022 if public health measures allow. Applications will start being considered immediately. While the College is keen to fill the Chair for some part of the 2021-22 academic year applications from candidates who wish to hold the Chair in the 2022-23 academic year are strongly encouraged.

The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada and has 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 visiting scholars in our three endowed chairs. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College 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.

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:

Professor Martin Phillipson
Dean, College of Law
University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A6
Telephone: (306) 966-5910
Fax: (306) 966-5900

  • The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law
    College of Law
    University of Saskatchewan
    15 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6
  • 306-966-5910
  • 306-966-5900

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