Job ID: 205900

Tenure Track Position

University of Saskatchewan

  • Feb. 20, 2023
  • Tenure Track Position
  • College of Law
  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2023
  • Professor
  • Legal Research & Writing
    Indigenous and Aboriginal Law
    Commercial & Bankruptcy Law
    Law - General

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan seeks to fill a tenure-track position. While the College is willing to accept applications in any area of legal study, it has particular needs in the areas of Criminal Procedure & Evidence, Commercial Law, Property Law, Legal Research & Writing, Kwayeskastasowin, Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Law. Preference will be given to qualified applicants in those areas of teaching and research. While it is anticipated that this appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, the College is willing to recruit established scholars at the Associate or Full Professor level if the successful candidate brings a significant and ongoing program of research to the College. The College has a commitment to high quality teaching and expects its researchers to engage with our student population in the classroom, so in addition to teaching in their area of specialization the successful candidate will be expected to teach in a major compulsory subject and/or in the first-year program. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence their employment in the summer of 2023.  



The College of Law has strength in a number of fields, including Dispute Resolution, Constitutional law, Aboriginal & Indigenous law and Access to Justice. The College hosts two important centres, the Indigenous Law Centre and CREATE Justice and there are opportunities for significant interdisciplinary partnerships between the College and other academic units on campus, specifically the Graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability. Consequently, scholars who work in these areas may find the prospect of collaboration with members of the University’s academic community particularly appealing.


The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada, and has provided public service, innovative legal education and high-quality legal scholarship to the Province, Canada and beyond since 1912. We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic, and 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 experiential learning opportunities. 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.


The College boasts three major endowed chairs, the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights, the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair, and the most recently endowed Estey Chair in Business Law. These chairs allow us to bring distinguished scholars from Canada and around the world to the University thus enriching the academic life of the College. The College offers a thesis-based LL.M. degree that attracts promising new researchers providing faculty with the opportunity to engage in graduate supervision. In addition, the College actively pursues world-renowned academics to present seminars on a wide array of issues and annually plays host to at least one major conference or workshop.


This position includes a comprehensive 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.


The salary ranges are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099

Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253

Full Professor: $140,253 to $163,766


If you wish to become part of a highly collegial, dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, or simply know more about the opportunities this position provides, please contact or apply 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



If you wish to apply, you must hold an LL.M or doctoral qualification in law and should also provide a current C.V, three academic letters of reference, samples of your peer-reviewed publications and copies of both peer and student teaching evaluations if available. The College will begin considering applications in March 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.



The College is particularly interested in receiving applications from Indigenous candidates. The University is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to reflect the community we serve. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Applicants that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. 

  • The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law
    College of Law
    University of Saskatchewan
    15 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6
  • 3069665910
  • 306-966-5900

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