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Academic Appointment (All Academic Ranks)
Western University

Date Posted Jul. 28, 2023
Title Academic Appointment (All Academic Ranks)
University Western University
London, ON, Canada
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Law & Technology
    Indigenous and Aboriginal Law
    Environmental/Natural Resource Law
    Criminal Law
    Constitutional Law
    Administrative Law
    Law - General

The Faculty of Law at Western University is in an exciting period of faculty renewal and growth, having appointed over a dozen new faculty in the last five years. The Faculty invites applications for a Probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates may also be considered for 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 and procedure, environmental law, Indigenous law, intellectual property and technology law, and property law. 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, Law and Economics Research Group, Legal Philosophy Research Group, 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 2016;
  • 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 11, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2024, 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, Indigenous peoples, 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.


Western University is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, L┼źnaapéewak, and Chonnonton Nations, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to our society.

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Contact Information

  • Dean Erika Chamberlain
    Faculty of Law
    Western University
    1151 Richmond Street
    Faculty of Law, Western University
    London, ON N6A 3K7
  • 519-661-2111 ext. 88442
  • 519-850-2412


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