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Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance
York University

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2021
Title Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance
University York University
Toronto, ON, Canada
Department Osgoode Hall Law School & the Schulich School of Business
Application Deadline Apr. 12, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Corporate Law
    Commercial & Bankruptcy Law
    Banking, Business & Financial Law

Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, York University, invite applications from outstanding scholars for the Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance. The Chair is for a term of five years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three-year period. The successful applicant is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a professorial tenure-track or tenured professor (open rank). This is a jointly held Chair in the two faculties with responsibilities at both Osgoode and Schulich. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Subject to final budgetary approval, the appointment will be available as early as July 1, 2021.

The Chair is open to both internal York University and external candidates. External candidates must satisfy the requirements for a tenure-track or tenured appointment at Osgoode Hall Law School in addition to the requirements for appointment to the Chair. At the conclusion of the term of the Chair, where the Chairholder was an external candidate, they will continue to hold a full-time tenure track or tenured appointment at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Candidates for the Chair must hold a JD degree and hold a graduate degree in either law or business or equivalent credentials. Candidates must have a profound interest in extending knowledge about the broad general area of business law related to corporate governance in both a practical and theoretical manner. They are expected to have a record of scholarship as demonstrated by publishing books or articles for the leading presses or journals in the field, and sufficient to qualify as a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of York University. They should have the capacity to direct the research activities of graduate students and to initiate and raise funds for significant research projects. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in current and emerging issues in the fields of corporate governance and investor protection and be capable of providing leadership in the study of these issues.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.
Candidates must be capable of being effective teachers at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in business law related to the field of corporate governance. In addition to teaching relevant courses at Osgoode, they are also expected to take an active role in the JD/MBA program such as organizing events and supporting student recruitment. Candidates must also be able to take a leadership role in the discussion and debate on significant questions in the field. The latter capacity may be expressed, for example, through comments in the public press or participation in public conferences and colloquia.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, in accordance with government regulations, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous People in Canada will be given priority. Osgoode Hall Law School is furthermore committed to equality and diversity. The Law School’s Employment Equity Plan aims to increase the representation of members from the following five groups: women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. The employment equity provisions apply to applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of these groups using the form provided.

Interested individuals should submit an application online consisting of the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a statement of research and teaching interests
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • copies of two academic articles or book chapters authored by the applicant
  • a detailed research plan
  • a teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations)

The teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, an account of teaching experiences and related responsibilities (list of courses taught/course outlines, examples of print and digital teaching materials and how they are used), a summary of commitment to professional development (participation in teaching workshops, supervision of masters and doctoral students, mentoring new faculty), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (student letters of support, teaching awards).

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide names and letters of reference from three referees.

Candidates are asked to submit their application using the following link:

All applications will be kept confidential to the Osgoode Faculty Recruitment Committee, Schulich Operating Committee and the Jarislowsky, Dimma Mooney Chair Selection Sub-Committee and faculty colleagues who provide reviews of files. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions and have any concerns are invited to contact Sara Slinn, Chair, Jarislowsky, Dimma Mooney Chair Selection Sub-Committee at: Administrative questions related to the process or applications should be addressed to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with government regulations, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Indigenous People in Canada will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Faculty Recruitment Committee
    Osgoode Hall Law School & the Schulich School of Business
    York University
    Ignat Kaneff Building
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


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