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UBC Professorship in Constitutional Law

Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., UBC Professorship in Constitutional Law
 
The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a UBC Professorship in Constitutional Law. This UBC Professorship has been established in honour of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, who taught at the Allard School of Law for seven years before being appointed to the bench in 1981.  
 
This professorship is a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor. Entry level candidates will not be considered. Our preference is to appoint at the Associate Professor level.  Candidates with several years of full-time teaching experience and a strong research record beyond their graduate work can be considered for appointment at the Assistant Professor level if not yet appointable at the Associate level. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated research record in Constitutional Law and/or Comparative Constitutional Law and will be expected to teach Canadian Constitutional Law (comprised of Federalism, Charter, and Aboriginal Law & Treaty Rights) and related subjects within the JD and/or graduate program.
 
The Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university, situated on traditional ancestral and unceded Musqueam lands in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we offer an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal education with an awareness of the role of law in society and a commitment to the rule of law and access to justice. More information about the Allard School of Law is available at http://www.allard.ubc.ca and http://www.allard.ubc.ca/aboutus/allard-school-law-strategic-plan-2016-2021.
 
An LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances, a completed PhD or SJD or other doctoral degree in law or a related discipline is also required. The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic profile, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the ability to contribute to the acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s internationally recognized law schools. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research profile and a record of effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in mentoring JD and graduate students in the area of Constitutional Law. 
 
The appointment will commence July 1, 2018, with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications.  
 
Applicants should submit:
(1) a cover letter indicating interest in this appointment at the Allard School of Law and describing:
a. academic and research accomplishments,
b. teaching experience and teaching interests within the broad field of Constitutional Law or Comparative Constitutional Law
c. institutional contributions;
(2) a curriculum vitae; 
(3) law and graduate school transcripts; 
(4) a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;
(5) the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submit letters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to send their letters directly to the Allard School of Law at appointments@allard.ubc.ca);
(6) two representative scholarly publications (publications will not be returned); and
(7) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations).
 
Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee (mailto:appointments@allard.ubc.ca) by September 8, 2017. Referees should submit reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The Allard School of Law reserves the right to consider applications until the positions are filled.   
 
UBC hires on the basis of merit, is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community, and seeks to recruit candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  

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