Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health Law, Law and Technology, or Legal Ethics

UBC Peter A Allard School of Law

Peter A. Allard School of Law  

University of British Columbia 
 
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health Law, Law and Technology, or Legal Ethics 

The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law is undertaking an external search to recruit and nominate a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health Law, Law and Technology, or Legal Ethics. This CRC will be focused on any one of these three areas, or ways in which they intersect or overlap.  Candidates with research expertise in any of these three areas are invited to apply. Those whose research touches on more than one of these three areas are invited to explain those intersections in their application materials. This is a full-time tenuretrack position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor.  
 
The Canadian Federal Government established the CRC program to attract outstanding researchers to Canada’s universities. Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 assessed though the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairschaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_can…. The successful applicant will work with the Allard School of Law and the University of British Columbia in completing the nomination.    

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 www.allard.ubc.ca and http://www.allard.ubc.ca/about-us/allard-school-law-strategic-plan-2016….    

A JD or equivalent law degree is required and, absent exceptional circumstances, a doctorate 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 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 assume a leadership role within the Allard School of Law.    

The appointment will commence July 1, 2020, or as soon after that date as the CRC Tier II nomination has been approved by the Canadian government. The salary will be competitive and 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, contributions to their institutions, 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, including plans for how they would use the CRC to achieve research excellence (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 appointments@allard.ubc.ca);  
  6. Two representative scholarly publications; and  
  7. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (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 (appointments@allard.ubc.ca) 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 is 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. 
 
In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. We encourage individuals from all four groups designated by the CRC program (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities) to apply. For contact information regarding UBC's accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://students.ubc.ca/aboutstudent-services/centre-for-accessibility.  
 
More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time to time at http://www.allard.ubc.ca/about-us/careers-allard-school-law.  
 
Canada Research Chair Tier 2 details can be found at http://www.chairs.gc.ca. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. CRC positions are open to individuals of any nationality. Candidates who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents will need their CRC appointment confirmed and permission to work in Canada before commencing work.