Apply or Recommend to a Friend? Job Postings at Osgoode (deadline Sept.30)

We’re looking to add to our faculty complement. Want to join us? The ad is copied in full below.  Please note special instructions for those already employed in a faculty – at the bottom. Those unfamiliar with Canadian employment equity rules might be interested in the text italicized below.

Here’s hoping this opportunity looks enticing to some of you!

Academic Employment Opportunities 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 two faculty appointments that will further enrich the strong and innovative teaching and research program and the diversity of the faculty. These appointments will be effective July 1, 2012, subject to final budgetary approval.

In making these appointments, 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. To these ends, the Law School will consider all individuals with excellence in scholarly research and in teaching and exceptional records of academic accomplishment in the following areas of priority for the two appointments (rank open): (1) Private Law/Property; (2) Dispute Resolution; (3) Aboriginal Law; (4) Environmental Law; (5) Public International Law; and (6) Special Distinction. The category of “Special Distinction” primarily refers to “candidates who are nationally recognized as one of the top scholars in their selected field.”

For updates and more particulars on the areas of priority, including the category of special distinction, please visit our website at

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. 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 that identifies their areas of specialization and areas of competence in research and teaching, together with a curriculum vitae, copies of law and graduate transcripts, copies of sample publications, and three signed confidential letters of academic reference, to be received as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Friday, September 30, 2011 to: Amanda Wassermuhl, 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.

Applicants who currently hold faculty positions are invited to contact Professor Craig Scott, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee at (416) 736-5366 or Lorne Sossin, Dean, at (416) 736-5199.

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