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DANCAP Private Equity Chair in Corporate Governance
Western University

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2018
Title DANCAP Private Equity Chair in Corporate Governance
University Western University
Department DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • London, ON
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Corporate Law
    Banking, Business & Financial Law
    Law - General


The DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies and the Faculty of Law at Western University invite applications for the Dancap Private Equity Chair in Corporate Governance. This joint appointment is intended to enhance interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching and to solidify Western’s position as a leader in the fields of law and management.

The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or to a five year Limited Term position (renewal possible), where appropriate. Rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Appointment to the Chair will be for a five-year period, renewable. The anticipated start date for the appointment will be July 1, 2019, although alternative start dates may be negotiated.

The holder of this Chair will have a proven research record in the field of corporate governance from both management and legal perspectives. This includes domestic, comparative and international approaches to the regulation of the rights, obligations and relationships among corporate stakeholders; evaluation of the extent to which different governance structures facilitate the financial and other goals of the corporation; the role of markets and government regulators; and the availability of legal recourse against corporate officers and directors by both internal and external stakeholders.

The Chair’s research and teaching will complement the academic strengths of both Law and DAN Management & Organizational Studies. Western Law has a longstanding record of strength in business law, particularly in the fields of securities regulation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and insolvency. In turn, the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies seeks to build research clusters and teaching expertise in its unique signature areas, which include Corporate Governance, and new undergraduate programs in Management and Legal Studies.

The candidate will hold a JD, LLB or equivalent degree along with a PhD or advanced graduate degree in law or business, or equivalent experience as a legal or business professional. The nominee must be engaged in an original, innovative program of research, which has the potential to attract excellent graduate students. Demonstrated ability in teaching is an asset, as the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels within both DAN Management and Law. In addition, the candidate should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of both Faculties and to the University more generally. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions may wish to contact Law Dean Erika Chamberlain at

With over 3,000 students enrolled, DAN Management ( is unique to Canada in that it combines a strong foundation in the social sciences with conventional business specializations, including consumer behaviour, finance, accounting, organizational behaviour, human resources, commercial aviation, and a new specialization in management and legal studies. The Department is located within the Faculty of Social Science, which is experiencing a period of significant faculty renewal having made over 35 hires over the last few years, with approximately 20 more hires anticipated. DAN Management has made four tenure-track hires in 2017-2018 and plans to fill eight more tenure-track faculty positions over the next two years, including three newly-endowed Research Chairs. Since 1878, the Western experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to serve our communities.

Western Law has long been an innovator in legal education, and has an unparalleled student experience. Our faculty is comprised of scholars of the highest caliber, 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 strengths in research and teaching, a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of JD, LLB and graduate transcripts for all degrees obtained since 2011.

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 October 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is 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
    Faculty of Law
    Western University
    London, ON N6A 3K7


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