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Job ID: 185407

Tenure Track Position
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted May 10, 2022
Title Tenure Track Position
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department College of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Law
    Criminal Law
    Law - General

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan seeks to fill a tenure-track position. While the College is willing to accept applications in any area of legal study, it has particular needs in the areas of Environmental/Natural Resources Law and Criminal Law & Procedure and will give preference to qualified applicants in those areas of teaching and research. While it is anticipated that this appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, the College is willing to recruit established scholars at the Associate or Full Professor level if the successful candidate brings a significant and ongoing program of research to the College. The College has a commitment to high quality teaching and expects its researchers to engage with our student population in the classroom, so in addition to teaching in their area of specialization the successful candidate will be expected to teach in a major compulsory subject and/or in the first year program. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence their employment in the summer of 2022, January 2023 or July 2023 if desired.

The College of Law has particular strength in a number of fields, including Dispute Resolution, Constitutional, Aboriginal & Indigenous law and Access to Justice. The College hosts two important centres, the Indigenous Law Centre and CREATE Justice and there are opportunities for significant interdisciplinary partnerships between the College and other academic units on campus, specifically the Graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability. Consequently, scholars who work in these areas may find the prospect of collaboration with members of the University’s academic community particularly appealing.

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.

The College boasts three major endowed chairs, including the most recently endowed Estey Chair in Business Law. These chairs allow the College to bring distinguished scholars from around the world to the University. The College offers an LL.M. degree that attracts promising new researchers thus providing faculty with the opportunity to engage in graduate supervision. Each year, the College actively pursues world-renowned academics to present seminars on a wide array of issues and plays host to at least one major international conference.

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

The salary ranges are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $99,945 to $120,099
Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253

Full Professor: $140,253 to $163,766

If you wish to become part of a highly collegial, dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, or simply know more about the opportunities this position provides, please contact or apply 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 

If you wish to apply, you must hold an LL.M or doctoral qualification in law and should also provide a current C.V, three academic letters of reference, samples of your peer-reviewed publications and copies of both peer and student teaching evaluations if available. The College will begin considering applications in June 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

  • The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. In consideration of the University’s strategic directions and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion priorities, the University relies on section 56 of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference in employment to Indigenous applicants. Applicants who self-declare Indigenous identity, are expected to provide supporting evidence of their Indigenous identity and community relationships. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

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


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