Search for University Jobs in Law

Job ID: 202309

Estey Chair in Business Law
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Estey Chair in Business Law
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department College of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 1, 2023
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Tax Law
    Commercial & Bankruptcy Law
    Banking, Business & Financial Law

The Estey Chair in Business Law was established in 2014 through the generosity of the Estey Family as well as through the support of alumni and friends of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. The Chair was created to honour the late Supreme Court of Canada Justice Willard “Bud” Estey, a proud alumnus of the College. The Chair has previously been held by Rod Wood, Cally Jordan and Michael Milani, K.C..

We invite applications from outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field of business law, defined broadly as including domestic and international business law (including regulation, dispute resolution or institutions), governance, transactions, finance, securities, competition, taxation, insolvency and related areas.

The College is seeking candidates in two categories:

  1. Those with a strong academic background and demonstrated academic leadership and teaching skills; OR
  2. Senior and highly experienced legal professionals.


In either category, the role of the Chair is to engage with faculty colleagues, students and members of the local legal profession and generate enthusiasm about the College’s business law programming. The College of Law provides a stimulating, supportive and highly collegial environment in which the Chair can deploy his or her knowledge and skills to explore new areas of research and to engage with students, experienced academics and senior practitioners.

Term length will normally be for one year, but the College will consider terms of less than one year, particularly in the case of senior legal professionals who wish to spend a shorter time with the College. In the academic category, the successful candidate will be an academic with an established reputation and record of scholarly achievement. The Chair will be in residence at the College of Law and is expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one course or seminar, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a conference or focused scholarly workshop. In the senior legal professional category, the successful candidate for the Chair will be a senior and highly experienced professional with a national and/or international reputation in their chosen area of practice. The Chair will be in residence at the College of Law and is expected to enrich and enhance the teaching and learning environment of the school, and its business law reputation, by sharing his or her practical knowledge and expertise with students, Faculty and members of the local profession. He or she will be expected to teach a course or seminar and to organize a workshop on a current and topical issue in his or her established field of practice.

The Chair is also expected to engage in outreach activities with the bar, judiciary and the wider community during their tenure. Appropriate administrative and financial supports will be provided, particularly with regard to the research and outreach obligations of the Chair. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holder but it is anticipated that the Chair will be appointed at the level of Associate or Full Professor ranks. In the case of an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will be an emerging scholar with a growing reputation whose career trajectory would be enhanced by holding an endowed Chair appointment. The Salary range at the Associate Professor rank is $120,099 to $140,253; Professor $140,253 to $163,766, with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article of the 2017-2022 USFA Collective Agreement (

Applications will begin to be considered immediately and the College will consider applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to occupy the Chair in the 2023-24 academic year.  While the date for appointment is flexible, the ideal candidate would be available to occupy the Chair as of July 1, 2023 although a start date of January 1, 2024 is possible.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

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, 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.

Inquiries as well as letters of application, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, an outline of the research plans of the candidate, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references should be directed 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

Status: Term
Employment Group: Senior Administration
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 12/21/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

Please review the University of Saskatchewan's health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law
    College of Law
    15 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6
  • 306-966-5910
  • 306-966-5900


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous