Schulich School of Law - One-Year Limited Term Appointment 2018-19

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The Schulich School of Law plays an integral role in the fabric of Canadian legal education.  We are a national law school, with a large number of our students drawn from and returning to every region of Canada.  We graduate leaders, with alumni holding every form of government office, teaching in law schools, innovating in the provision of private and public sector legal services, advancing policy in the executive branch of government, rendering decisions on courts across the country, and offering service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.  We have always been marked by 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. We are committed to deepening our identity as a diverse and inclusive law school. 

Applications from interested individuals will be considered for a full-time limited term teaching appointment at the rank of Instructor for one year effective July 1, 2018 to teach primarily in the areas of Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Tort Law and Damage Compensation, and/or Legal Ethics.  This position depends on curricular needs and budgetary resources.  Applicants must have a J.D./LL.B. degree;  applicants must also have a graduate degree in law or a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.  Applications received before March 15, 2018 will be given fullest consideration. 

Applications should include a resume; university transcripts; a teaching and research statement (maximum 7 pages); teaching evaluations as available; 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 the candidate 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


B3H 4R2

Fax:  902-494-2102


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages 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.

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018