Faculty Lecturer in Advocacy and Legal Research & Writing
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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The McGill Faculty of Law invites applications from energetic, imaginative candidates for a two-year term (with possible renewal) as Faculty Lecturer in Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing, beginning in late spring 2019. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the first-year Integration Workshop and Integration Weeks and will have primary teaching responsibility for the second-year, one-credit Advocacy course. For both courses, the faculty lecturer will work with upper-year students who serve as tutorial leaders. The Integration Workshop involves small groups led by professors.
Applicants must have completed a degree in law by the start date. The bilingual environment of the Faculty of Law at McGill, and our commitment to anchoring these compulsory courses in local practice outside the university, requires that candidates be able to communicate effectively in English and French and to evaluate students’ work in both languages.
The opportunity may be especially rich for a candidate considering a full-time career teaching law. The faculty lecturer will be welcomed into the vibrant intellectual community of the McGill Faculty of Law and encouraged to participate in activities such as faculty seminars and workshops.
Complete applications will consist of the following:
- a cover letter setting out the candidate’s interest in the position
- curriculum vitae
- law transcripts
- the names and email addresses of three referees.
The review of applications will start on 15 March 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please address applications to Ms Linda Coughlin, c/o Dean’s Office, Faculty of Law, McGill University, and e-mail them to staffappointments.law [at] mcgill.ca.
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.
The following course lecturer positions are available for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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 cara.stuckey [at] mcgill.ca