University of Manitoba
Faculty of Law
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured positions (Position Numbers 25934 and 28139), at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin July 1, 2021. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on private law areas including torts, property, intellectual property, law & technology, health law, business law and commercial law. Additionally, we encourage candidates with expertise in Indigenous law, lived perspectives and rights including expertise in Indigenous law-making, Indigenous Justice systems, Indigenous dispute resolution and Truth and Reconciliation.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
The Faculty is seeking outstanding candidates who will contribute actively to the life of the academic community at the University of Manitoba and beyond. The Faculty of Law is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for faculty, students and staff. The main criterion is academic excellence, or a demonstrated potential for excellence, as reflected in the candidate’s experience and scholarly research and teaching record. The successful candidate will exhibit strong potential for, or continuing excellence in, producing innovative and high-quality scholarly research, as well as for delivering outstanding teaching and fostering an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence. The successful candidate will also be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, to the University, and/or to the broader community. An applicant is required to have a JD/LLB in addition to a graduate degree in either law or a cognate discipline. Applicants who have completed, or are close to completing, a doctoral degree in law or a related field are preferred. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba has approximately 300 J.D. students, a LL.M. program and an inter-disciplinary Master of Human Rights Program (MHR). It is home to the Centre for Human Rights Research, the Asper Chair in International Business and Trade Law and the Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law. A number of journals are based at the Faculty: the Canadian Journal of Human Rights; the Manitoba Law Journal and Underneath the Golden Boy; and the Asper Review of International Business & Trade Law. The Faculty is integrating opportunities for J.D. students to experience part of their legal education in French. The University of Manitoba, the province’s only research intensive university, has a student population of over 30,000 and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital city (population approximately 800,000). Recently recognized by National Geographic Traveler magazine, Winnipeg has all the facilities of a major centre, with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It has a rich and diverse cultural environment which reflects the Indigenous, multi-racial and multi-ethnic character of our city: art and cultural galleries including the only Inuit Art Centre in the world, professional sports teams, theatre, symphony, opera and dance, a world-class jazz and live music scene, and many festivals, most notably the Manito Ahbee Festival, le Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Fest, and Folklorama, a festival celebrating the diverse people that make Manitoba home, and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. Excellent private and public schools are available that teach in English, French and other international languages. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Each application must include a cover letter as well as separate statements of current and prospective research interests and teaching experience or potential, and a curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates must include an academic writing sample such as an article or thesis chapter. Candidates with previous academic appointments or experience must include copies of their student course evaluations. Applicants will also arrange to have copies of all academic transcripts and three letters of reference sent directly to the address below. This competition will remain open until filled, however the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 4, 2021.
Applications, transcripts, letters of reference and all other materials must be sent to:
Acting Dean David Asper
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Law
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.