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Job ID: 221262

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2023
Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Faculty of Law
University University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Human Rights
    Criminal Law
    Law - General

University of Manitoba
Faculty of Law

Position # 34185

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba invites applications from legal scholars for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.  Applicants seeking an appointment above the rank of assistant professor should contact the Dean of Law prior to application.  The Faculty of Law is at the forefront of legal education in Canada and is housed in one of Canada’s top research universities. It is western Canada’s oldest law school. The city of Winnipeg is culturally rich, steeped in the arts, diverse, and has long-standing and deep connections with Indigenous Nations.

The Faculty welcomes applications from all candidates with demonstrated excellence or a potential for excellence in teaching and research. We especially invite applications from those with interests principally in Criminal Law, Evidence Law, and Human Rights Law. The successful candidate will have the expertise or willingness to teach a mandatory Criminal Law or Evidence law class.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching, research, and pedagogical development. 

Areas of teaching and research interest

The Faculty is interested in scholars with either a demonstrated or developing research program in criminal law, evidence law, and/or human rights law. These areas will be of primary interest to the hiring committee. However, scholars with other specialties will also be considered.

The successful applicant will develop a focused research program preferably intersecting with or complementing their teaching duties. The position is expected to commence on July 1, 2024, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities may include the ability to:

  • Conduct research in the areas articulated above;
  • Teach in the core of the JD curriculum;
  • Teach elective courses related to the areas articulated above;
  • Supervise and advise graduate students’ research;
  • Engage in service work in the Faculty, University, or broader practice/professional community; and
  • Contribute to a collegial work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion, freedom of inquiry, respectful environment, and Indigenous legal traditions/orders are valued


The successful applicant will have:

  1. an LL.B. or J.D.;
  2. an LL.M. (or cognate graduate degree); and
  3. a PhD or doctoral equivalent in law or cognate discipline (completed or in progress). Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research may be considered in lieu of doctoral studies.

A strong commitment to teach in the first year program is essential.


  1. Completed or in-progress doctoral work is an asset for candidates seeking a research appointment;
  2. The candidate will be comfortable joining a Faculty of Law committed to Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action. The Faculty is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, diversity, a respectful workplace, and freedom of inquiry; and
  3. The Faculty is committed to a diverse workspace and encourages Indigenous, racialized persons, 2SLGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities or members of equity seeking groups to apply, including traditionally excluded persons (for example due to gender, bilingual membership in French language communities, marginalized communities etc.).


  • Potential or demonstrated teaching excellence;
  • Potential or demonstrated research excellence;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with adult learners;
  • Ability to instruct in the areas described above or alternatively other related areas that make key contributions to the Law School;
  • Ability to incorporate the Calls to Action in teaching or developing courses;
  • Ability to work in a collegial environment with Administration, Instructors, Professors and Support Staff; and
  • Potential to contribute to administrative and committee work in an academic environment including curricular proposals and work pertaining to academic innovation.

 Application process:

Candidates should submit electronic application packages to: Faculty of Law Hiring Committee, c/o  The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications starting October 31, 2023. Review of applications will begin thereafter until filled.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a research statement (maximum 750 words);
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words);
  • where applicable, evidence of teaching achievement, which may include course evaluations or testimonials;
  • evidence of research excellence or potential, including where available, sample publications or written work;
  • an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (maximum 500 words), which provides an opportunity for a candidate to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and education through advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • copies of official transcripts from your JD, other degrees, graduate degrees/certificates, and any other relevant credentials; and
  • three reference letters, including at least two from an academic institution, sent directly to by the referee.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). 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 or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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 Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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