Schulich School of Law - Tenure Track Position - General

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The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for probationary tenure-track or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to commence July 1, 2018.  

While we have identified specific needs in Commercial Law, Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment Law, and Taxation, we welcome applications from scholars in any field of study. These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.   

Dalhousie University and the Schulich School of Law are committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  

Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, a record of scholarly engagement, and demonstrated (or potential) teaching excellence. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will hold an LL.B. or J.D. degree and is expected to have a relevant Master’s degree or a doctorate (completed or in progress). 

Applications received before September 20, 2017 will be given fullest consideration.  

About the Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education.  We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region. We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations. We have always been known for and proud of our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition. 

We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence. We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world. We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world. 

For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at  

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume, university transcripts, a maximum 7-page teaching and research statement, the names of three referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at If a candidate’s graduate degree is in progress, then in their cover letter they should indicate their stage of completion. Applications should be forwarded to: 

Chair, Appointments Committee
Office of the Dean
Schulich School of Law
6061 University Ave.
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
B3H 4R2
Fax: 902-494-2102

Applicants who also wish to be considered for the separately advertised position limited to one of our diversity groups should indicate this in their cover letter. That advertisement can be found under Teaching & Research Opportunities at  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017