Assistant Professor Appointments  

UBC Peter A Allard School of Law

Peter A. Allard School of Law  

University of British Columbia  
Assistant Professor Appointments  

The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for up to three full-time tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking applicants who are emerging scholars with demonstrated potential for international leadership as researchers and teachers, and who will actively participate in the life of the law school community.  
While applicants with expertise in any subject area or methodology are welcome, the following areas are of particular interest in this recruitment cycle: Indigenous law, health law, law and technology, legal ethics, private law, evidence (with a particular focus on factual reasoning), and conflict of laws. 
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. The School is actively working on implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools and is engaged in reconciling Indigenous law, methods, and content with legal education and research in the School. 
The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM, and PhD programs. Our faculty members encourage students to develop creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. As researchers, faculty members are engaged with academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe, and are committed to ensuring that their research makes a difference. The Allard School of Law is housed in a new state-of-the-art law building designed to support teaching and research in law. More information about the Allard School of Law is available at and….    

A JD or equivalent law degree is required and, absent exceptional circumstances, a doctorate degree in law or a related discipline is also required. Candidates who are still completing their doctoral degree should be in their final stages. The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic profile, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the potential to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s premier law schools. In addition to developing an international research agenda, the successful candidate will be expected to be an effective teacher and mentor of JD and graduate students, to teach in the core curriculum, and to actively serve and participate in the Allard School of Law.    

The appointment will commence July 1, 2020, with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate.      

Applicants should submit:  

  1. A cover letter identifying the position(s) for which they are applying (applicants should clearly state if they would also like their application to be considered for any of the other current tenure-stream opportunities at the Allard School of Law) and describing their academic and research accomplishments, teaching experience and areas of interest for teaching, and how they might help advance Allard’s strategic priorities (maximum 3 pages);
  2. A curriculum vitae;  
  3. Law and graduate school transcripts;  
  4. A research agenda for the coming 3-5 years (maximum 3 pages);  
  5. The names and contact information for three individuals who have been asked to submit letters of reference (applicants should contact the references and arrange for them to send their letters directly to the Allard School of Law at;  
  6. Two representative scholarly publications; and  
  7. If you have teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential (e.g. peer review of teaching reports, student evaluations of teaching, teaching awards, innovative teaching materials, etc., up to a maximum of 10 pages).    

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee ( by September 10, 2019. References 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 will continue to review applications until the position(s) are filled.    

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply; however, when candidates are otherwise equally ranked, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 
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