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.
McGill University’s Faculty of Law invites applications from energetic candidates with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research who will contribute creatively to Faculty and University governance. The Faculty proposes to make an entry-level, tenure-track or lateral appointment starting 1 January 2017, or 1 August 2017.
Our research programs, teaching initiatives, and academic priorities embody a central commitment to legal traditions, comparative law, and internationalization of law. Faculty members typically teach and research in several substantive fields of law, from a variety of theoretical, critical, and methodological perspectives. While candidacies relating to all fields of law will be considered, the Faculty has identified academic priorities concerning transsystemic legal education (especially property law and the law of obligations), domestic and international corporate and commercial law, and Indigenous legal traditions. For all teaching and research fields, the committee encourages applications from candidates whose critical perspectives (for example, critical race theory, critical disability studies, gender and sexuality) engage with questions of diverse and intersecting identities. The committee invites candidates to include information about how their research and teaching engage with diversity and promote inclusivity, where such is the case. 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.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in law. Preference will go to candidates who have or are completing a doctoral degree. In addition, the bilingual environment of the Faculty of Law at McGill requires that candidates be able to evaluate written and oral work presented in both English and French.
Our undergraduate curriculum represents an international benchmark for contemporary legal education and leads to the joint award of the Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees. The core of the undergraduate curriculum is taught in an integrated manner, across borders shaped by legal traditions and systems, notably those of the common and civil law. Our graduate program comprises research-intensive degrees at the Master’s and Doctoral levels, as well as a non-thesis LL.M. that culminates in a supervised project.
The Faculty maintains a research environment marked by a strong sense of collegiality, encouraging the ongoing intellectual and professional development of all professors. It is home to a vibrant trans-disciplinary research community of institutes and centres.
Complete applications will consist of the following:
- a cover letter that includes a teaching and research statement
- a curriculum vitae
- law transcripts
- up to three samples of published research
- the names and email addresses of three referees.
Applications must be submitted no later than 15 September 2016, at which time review of files will begin. Please address applications to Professor Adelle Blackett, Chair, Staff Appointments Committee, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and e-mail them to staffappointments [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca. You may send inquiries to this address.
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.
Call for applications 2017-2018
The Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice Program 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, across borders shaped by legal traditions and systems, notably those of the common and civil law. 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.
The Li Ka Shing 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 Professor of Practice 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. Alternatively, 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 Professorship at McGill.
The Li Ka Shing Professor of Practice Program is made possible through a generous gift from the Li Ka Shing Foundation to McGill University.
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