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Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2023
Title Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department College of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 1, 2024
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Law and Public Policy
    Law - General

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan invites outstanding candidates with an interest in the scholarly investigation of law and policy to apply for the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair. Past holders include Allan Blakeney, Richard Gosse, Michael Taggart, Alan Cairns, Julien Payne, Denise Réaume, Judith Fudge, John Whyte, John Wade, Annie Rochette, Gemma Smyth and is currently held by Glen Gardner.

Candidates in all areas of scholarly interest are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an academic with an established and significant record of scholarly achievement. He or she will be in residence at the College of Law and be expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one course/seminar, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a major conference. Appropriate administrative and financial support will be provided to the chair holder, especially concerning research and outreach activities. Term length will normally be for one year, but the College will consider terms of less than one year, but no less than one complete academic semester.

A position at the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive benefits package which includes life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health spending account. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Associate or Full professor level (the salary bands for this position are as follows: Associate Professor $120,099 - $140,253 and Professor $140,253 - $163,766) with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article  of the  2017-2022 USFA Collective Agreement

While the date for appointment is flexible, the contemplated start date is July 1, 2024. Applications will start being considered immediately.

The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada and has a distinguished and venerable history. 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 learning opportunities, including from visiting scholars in our three endowed chairs. 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


  • 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
    15 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A6
  • 306-966-5910
  • 306-966-5900


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