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Osgoode Hall Law School

York University

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Canada’s largest English-language law school, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in legal education and legal scholarship. In the coming year, Osgoode expects to make one faculty appointment (rank open) that will further enrich the Faculty’s strong and innovative teaching and research program, as well as its diversity. Subject to final budgetary and Osgoode Faculty Council approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2015.

In making this appointment, Osgoode Hall Law School wishes to sustain its commitment to a broad and innovative curriculum that responds to the changes in Canada’s social, economic, political, and intellectual environments and to enhance its long-standing involvement in interdisciplinary and theoretical teaching and scholarship. The Law School encourages applicants with diverse methodological approaches to law, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Osgoode Hall Law School welcomes applications from scholars reflecting a broad range methodological approaches including: empirical research methods; international and transnational law; critical legal studies; theoretical historical and empirical approaches as well as attention to Indigenous issues. The Law School will consider all individuals with excellence in scholarly research and teaching and exceptional records of academic accomplishments in at least one of the following areas:

(1) Criminal Law and Evidence

(2) Constitutional/Public Law

Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to equality and diversity. The Law School has an Employment Equity Plan, which aims to ensure that our faculty is reflective of the four designated societal groups identified in the federal Employment Equity Act: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. The Law School welcomes applications from members of these groups and encourages candidates to self-identify in their initial applications (e.g. in cover letters). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with HRSDC regulations, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested individuals should send an application with a cover letter identifying their areas of specialization and areas of interest in research and teaching, together with a detailed research plan, curriculum vitae, copies of law and graduate transcripts, copies of sample publications, a teaching dossier, and three signed confidential letters of academic reference to be received as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, September 29, 2014 to: Nicole Salama, Secretary of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, e-mail: Please note that electronic applications are strongly preferred, and hard copies will not be returned.

The teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include a statement of teaching philosophy, an account of teaching experiences and related responsibilities (list of courses taught/course outlines; examples of print and digital teaching materials and how they are used), a summary of commitment to professional development (participation in teaching workshops; supervision of masters and doctoral students; mentoring new faculty), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations; student letters of support; teaching awards).

Applicants who currently hold faculty positions are invited to contact Professor Jamie Cameron, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee at (416) 736-5033 or Lorne Sossin, Dean at (416) 736-5199.