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Academic Appointment - Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
Western University

  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Academic Appointment - Indigenous Scholarship and Teaching
  • Faculty of Law
  • Western University
    London, ON
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Indigenous Law
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The Faculty of Law at Western University invites applications for a full-time faculty member to enhance its scholarship and teaching in fields related to Indigenous and/or Aboriginal Law. This may include, but is not limited to, Indigenous legal traditions, constitutional law, property law, environmental law, international law, and human rights.

The Appointment may be a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Candidates may also be considered for Limited Term appointment, with rank to be determined by qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants must have a JD, LLB or equivalent degree, as well as a relevant advanced graduate degree or equivalent. Western Law welcomes candidates with graduate degrees or research expertise in Law or other related fields, including Political Science, Sociology, History, Anthropology, or Geography. Where mutually beneficial, applicants may be considered for cross-appointment with First Nations Studies.

The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018, although alternative starting dates may be arranged.

Candidates considered for a probationary appointment must have a superior academic record and a demonstrated record of, or a strong potential for, excellence in scholarly research and teaching. In addition, they should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty community and to the University more generally. Candidates considered for appointments with tenure must have an outstanding academic record with a strong record of publications in academic outlets and significant experience in teaching. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions may wish to contact Dean Erika Chamberlain at in confidence.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be involved in the recruitment and mentorship of Indigenous law students, and will be expected to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate law students, establish a productive research program, and provide leadership in the Faculty of Law. As a law school, we believe that we have a responsibility to enhance the participation of Indigenous law students and lawyers, and to teach all our students about the distinctive place of Indigenous peoples and cultures within the Canadian legal system.

Western Law has long been an innovator in legal education, and has an unparalleled student experience. Our faculty are scholars of the highest calibre, who produce influential, leading-edge research; have strong interdisciplinary ties; and collaborate with pre-eminent scholars around the world. Western Law’s graduate program is dynamic and welcomes students from both law and non-law backgrounds. More information about Western Law can be found at

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, the Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Information about Western can be found at and information on the city of London is available at

Applicants are asked to complete the form available at and submit it with a letter of
application identifying their areas of interest in research and teaching, a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three academic referees, and a copy of JD, LLB and graduate transcripts for all degrees obtained since 2010. Entry-level applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of academic reference to be submitted electronically to or mailed to Dean Erika Chamberlain at the address below.

Electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted to or mailed to:
Dean Erika Chamberlain, Faculty of Law
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7.

Review of applications will begin by August 31, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dean Chamberlain’s Assistant, Nanette Love at or by phone at (519) 661-2111 ext. 88442.

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Contact Information

  • Dean Erika Chamberlain C/O Nanette Love
    Faculty of Law
    Western University
    London, ON N6A 3K7
  • 519-850-2412


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