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Academic Appointments (All Academic Ranks)
Western University

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2020
Title Academic Appointments (All Academic Ranks)
University Western University
London, ON, Canada
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Tax Law
    Indigenous Law
    Criminal Law
    Administrative Law
    Law - General

The Faculty of Law at Western University is in an exciting period of faculty renewal and growth. The Faculty invites applications for up to three (3) Probationary (tenure track) appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Tenured appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates may also be considered for a Limited Term appointment, with rank to be determined by qualifications and experience.

The Faculty welcomes applications in all areas of law. Without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty notes a particular interest in applications in the areas of Aboriginal law, administrative law, constitutional law, criminal law, Indigenous law, intellectual property law, property law, and taxation. Applicants must have a JD, LLB, or equivalent degree, as well as a relevant advanced graduate degree or its equivalent.

Candidates considered for a Probationary (tenure-track) appointment must have a superior academic record and a demonstrated record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in scholarly research and teaching. In addition, they should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty community and to the University more generally. Candidates considered for an appointment with Tenure must have an outstanding academic record with a strong record of academic publications and significant teaching experience. Limited Term candidates should have some advanced education in law or a significant record of successful legal practice, writing, and leadership. Successful applicants will be expected to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate law students, establish a highly productive research program, and provide leadership in the Faculty of Law.

Western Law has long been an innovator in legal education and offers an unparalleled student experience. Our faculty are scholars of the highest calibre, who produce influential, cutting-edge research; have strong interdisciplinary ties; and collaborate with pre-eminent scholars around the world. Western Law encourages collaborative research, and is home to the Tort Law Research Group, Public Law Research Group, Law and Feminism Research Group, Public and Private International Law Research Group, Legal History Research Initiative, and Canada/U.S. Law Institute. Western Law’s graduate program is dynamic and welcomes students from both law and non-law backgrounds. More information about Western Law can be found at

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, the Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Information about Western can be found at and information about the city of London is available at

Applicants are asked to submit a completed Application Form (available at…) along with the following materials:

  • a cover letter identifying their areas of interest in research and teaching, and their experience with and commitment to institutional service;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of JD, LLB, and graduate transcripts for all degrees obtained since 2013;
  • a research agenda (discussing prior and prospective research) of no more than 5 pages;
  • a teaching statement (discussing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and teaching experience (if applicable)) of approximately 2-3 pages; and
  • two sample publications (or other writing samples, such as a dissertation chapter).

Electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted to or mailed to: Dean Erika Chamberlain, Faculty of Law, Western University, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7. Entry-level applicants (i.e., those who have not previously held a full-time faculty position) should also arrange for three confidential letters of academic reference to be submitted electronically to or mailed to Dean Erika Chamberlain at the above address. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions may wish to contact Dean Erika Chamberlain at in confidence.

Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2020, and will continue until the positions are filled. The appointments are expected to commence July 1, 2021, although alternative starting dates may be arranged.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dean Chamberlain’s Assistant, Nanette Love at or by phone at (519) 661-2111 ext. 88442.

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Contact Information

  • Dean Erika Chamberlain C/O Nanette Love
    Faculty of Law
    Western University
    London, ON N6A 3K7


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