Employment opportunities

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Currently Recruiting: Boulton Fellow

The Boulton Fund was established in 1983 under the terms of a bequest of the late A. Maxwell Boulton, QC (1909-1981), BA 1930, BCL 1933. The purpose of the Fund is to enable the Faculty to invite  one or more junior scholars, Boulton Fellows, in each academic year, in order to assist them in carrying out a research project of significance while gaining some teaching experience in the Faculty.

To find out more, please see the Faculty Fellowships section of our site's Research section. Application deadline: 1 February each year.

Currently recruiting: Li Ka Shing Visiting Professorship

Call for applications 2017-2018

The Li Ka Shing Visiting Professorship provides the opportunity for exceptional scholars and experienced professionals in the field of comparative law and Asian legal cultures to spend six to 12 months teaching and researching at the Faculty of Law at McGill University.

The McGill’s Faculty of Law’s research programs, pedagogical initiatives, and academic priorities reflect a central commitment to legal traditions, comparative law and internationalization of law. Our double-degree curriculum, leading to award of the Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees, represents an international benchmark for contemporary legal education. The core of this curriculum is taught in an integrated manner. Our graduate program comprises research degrees at the Master’s and Doctoral levels, as well as a non-thesis LL.M. The Faculty is home to a vibrant trans-disciplinary research community of institutes and centres.  Faculty members typically teach and research in several substantive fields of law, from a variety of theoretical, critical, and methodological perspectives.

The  committee invites candidates to include information about whether and how their research, practice experience and teaching engage with societal diversity and promote inclusivity. As our students come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, we invite candidates to address their ability to teach, supervise, and mentor in this context.

The Li Ka Shing Visiting Professorship at McGill is intended for exceptional scholars and experienced professionals with a unique expertise in the interplay of Western and Asian legal traditions, from a practical and theoretical perspective. Top-tier international scholars and international practitioners from Asia or elsewhere are invited to apply for this prestigious short-term appointment.

The Faculty will welcome the Li Ka Shing Visiting Professor into campus life and encourage him or her to engage with students, professors, and the broader community. He or she will teach one three-credit course (39 hours) for each term spent in the Faculty. The topic of the course(s) will be decided with the associate dean (academic) and the dean. The Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice will also be asked to guest lecture in other McGill courses, to supervise student research projects, to lecture in public venues, to network, and to promote research, bringing an invaluable “real-world” perspective to scholarship in the area of comparative legal practice and Asian legal cultures.

For each term at McGill, the Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice will make one visit to Shantou University Law School (Shantou, Guangdong Province, China), for up to two weeks, to offer workshops, lectures and other opportunities for intellectual exchange with Shantou University faculty and students.

Terms of Appointment

The successful candidate will be appointed Visiting Professor at McGill for the duration of his or her visit and will receive up to 80,000 CAD for a six-month visit, beginning in June 2017 or January 2018, or 160,000 CAD for a twelve-month visit, beginning in June 2017, September 2017, or January 2018.

This compensation will be provided in the form of a salary. The recipient will pay all expenses related to the visit to McGill out of that compensation, except for the costs of the visit(s) to Shantou University. The Faculty of Law will cover the costs of one two-week visit to Shantou University Law School during each term spent at McGill, up to 15,000 CAD per visit.

All appointments are subject to available funding.


McGill University’s Faculty of Law invites applications from candidates with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants should have a graduate degree in law. Established senior academics and candidates outside academia with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible.

Applicants should have demonstrated proficiency in English or French. Chinese language skills are not required for the visit to Shantou University Law School, where activities can be conducted in English.

Applications consist of the following:

  • a cover letter that includes a teaching and research statement
  • a curriculum vitae
  • the names of three referees
  • up to three samples of scholarship in English or French.

The application should specify the intended duration and dates of the stay. Please send applications to Professor Adelle Blackett, Chair, Staff Appointments Committee, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and sent by electronic mail to staffappointments [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

The 2017-18 competition deadline is December 15, 2016.

Li Ka Shing awards are merit-based and can be held concurrently with other awards. Moreover, faculty sabbatical, leave-of-absence, or retirement pay may be used concurrently with a Li Ka Shing Visiting Professorship at McGill.

The Li Ka Shing Visiting Professorship is made possible through a generous gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to McGill University.

Course Lecturers

We have no postings at present.

Please refer to the collective agreement [.pdf] for application instructions, including application form [.pdf] and union membership form [.pdf]. Applications should be emailed to SAO [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca.