Professorship in Business Law
Assistant Dean (Admissions & Recruitment)
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify.
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), at angela.campbell [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-1660.
McGill University’s Faculty of Law invites applications from candidates for a senior Professorship in Business Law.
The Faculty seeks applications from established scholars in the field of business law, notably corporate law, securities law, or entrepreneurship. The incumbent will contribute to McGill Law’s distinctive integrated, transnational approach to legal research and teaching. He or she will demonstrate leadership in part by periodically organizing scholarly events such as panels, workshops, and conferences in business law. The incumbent will teach and supervise undergraduate students, as well as graduate students at the master and doctoral levels. While sessional lecturers will continue to offer a number of courses in business law, the incumbent will develop an overall vision of the Faculty of Law’s teaching in this area. The incumbent will endeavour to serve as a liaison between the Faculty of Law and leading practitioners, in Montreal and elsewhere.
Applicants should have a graduate degree in law and a proven scholarly record. The expectation is that candidates holding positions in other universities will be at the level of full professor or, exceptionally, associate professor.
The committee encourages applications from candidates whose critical perspectives (for example, critical race theory, critical disability studies, gender and sexuality) shape their scholarship and practice in their field of expertise. The committee invites candidates to include information about whether and how their research and teaching engage with equity 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. In addition, the bilingual environment of the Faculty of Law at McGill requires that, by the time they start teaching, candidates should be able to evaluate written and oral work presented in both English and French. Support may be available to increase the language capacity of selected candidates.
The term for the Professorship is five years. Resources permitting, the term might be renewable following a review process. In parallel to the Professorship, the incumbent will receive a regular appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor, with tenure, or as a member of the contract academic staff. It is anticipated that the appointment would begin in August 2019.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Complete applications will consist of the following:
- a cover letter
- a teaching and research statement
- a curriculum vitae
- three samples of research published or in press
- three letters of reference
Candidates are asked to submit their applications by Friday 2 November 2018, at which time review of files will begin. Please address applications to Professor Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., Chair, Staff Appointments Committee, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and e-mail them to staffappointments.law [at] mcgill.ca. You may send inquiries to this address.
Reporting to: Dean of Law
Hours: 35 hours/week
Salary Range: $75,000 - $102,000
Duration: 3 years, with possibility of renewal (term position)
Reference number: AADA47
Responsible for the admissions process and student recruitment activities for the Faculty of Law’s bilingual BCL/LLB program. Responsible for the management of the Faculty’s Admissions Office and employees. Areas of responsibility include the implementation of admissions policies and procedures and the administration of an efficient and transparent process. Supports the Faculty’s Office of Graduate Studies regarding graduate admissions and recruitment.
Oversee the receipt and processing of admissions applications. Ensure timely review of applications by the Faculty’s Admissions Committee in accordance with relevant policies and procedures. Render final admissions decisions. Administer Faculty-based entrance scholarships. Oversee the Admissions office staff and ensure the efficient administration of the admissions process and in its relations with candidates, faculty members, students, and the public.
In consultation with the Admissions Committee and the Dean of Law, review and refine admissions policies and practices.
Provide information on the law program and the admissions process and policies - in English and French - to individuals, groups, and educational counselors. Manage the Student Ambassador Program and the Alumni Ambassador Program for the purposes of recruitment and yield. Assess trends in applications and admissions to determine recruitment priorities, develop recruitment strategies, and implement programs and activities accordingly. Maintain good relations with a range of educational institutions. Liaise with admissions and recruitment professionals in other law faculties, as well as other professional programs, to remain abreast of trends and best practices. Report regularly to Faculty and University administrative bodies and to professional associations.
Oversee the Faculty’s high school outreach program: L.E.X. (Law – Éducation – Connexion).
Work closely with the Dean of Law and the Equity Committee in advancing priorities relating to equity and inclusion, including especially recruitment of Indigenous candidates.
Preference for a law degree or, in the alternative, another degree at the master’s level
Experience: Two (2) years’ related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
English and French, spoken and written. Excellent judgment, discretion, and professionalism. Experience in project/process management. Experience in a university setting; experience in a professional program setting an asset. Excellent communications skills (written, electronic, interpersonal); experience in public speaking. Excellent organizational and planning skills. Experience working with diverse constituencies. Ability to prioritize and manage time. Ability to solve problems and achieve consensus. Composed under pressure and ability to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and supervise staff. Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using word-processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating reference number AADA47, to the Faculty of Law at hr.law [at] mcgill.ca.
Deadline to apply (new deadline): October 15, 17:00 EST.
Current McGill employees should also indicate their McGill ID number.
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, we will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
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. We accept applications between December 1 and January 31, for terms starting the next university year.
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Please refer to the collective agreement [.pdf] for application instructions, including the application form [.pdf] and union membership form [.pdf]. Email your application package to SAO.law [at] mcgill.ca.