Three-Year Limited-Term Assistant Professor Position (Externship Program)

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 23:45

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law invites applications for a Three-Year Limited-Term externship-focused faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

With over 600 students, 31 faculty members, and 7,000 graduates, Windsor Law provides students with a rigorous legal education in a supportive and inclusive community environment. A comprehensive curriculum combined with experiential learning is at the heart of the Windsor Law experience.  Students participate in a variety of clinical and outreach programs, including two legal aid clinics and an intellectual property law clinic. In addition to the Canadian J.D., Windsor Law offers a comparative Canadian and American dual-degree program with the University of Detroit Mercy, allowing students to obtain in three years the degrees necessary for practice on both sides of the border. Students may also choose combined J.D./M.S.W. and J.D./M.B.A. degrees with Windsor’s School of Social Work and Odette School of Business, as well as a research-based LL.M. program. The Faculty is celebrating 50 years of teaching, research, advocacy and service throughout 2018.

Social justice and transnational law are an integral part of Windsor Law’s identity and culture. Professors, staff, students and alumni are dedicated to making access to legal education, the legal system and, ultimately, access to justice, more attainable for all members of society. Our unique location at the Canada-U.S. border opens up teaching, research and transnational clinical and experiential opportunities that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Interdisciplinary research and teaching are valued. For more information, visit the website at

The Faculty of Law is seeking a candidate to lead its new Externship Program. Candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring in a law practice context using experiential education pedagogies, preferably in the externship or clinical environment. Candidates will have a graduate degree in law or equivalent experience beyond the first law degree, a demonstrated record in teaching and research, and will be a collaborative colleague contributing to the life and growth of the Faculty. The ability to build professional relationships with students, the bar, judges, and academics is crucial. Experience developing and facilitating place-based learning programs is preferred. Candidates should be called to the bar in Ontario and have relevant legal experience.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications identified above, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
  • an outline of research interests and plans;
  • law and graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference including at least two academic references, forwarded directly by the referees to the Dean at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found in the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of May 18, 2018. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference:

Position Number: 002061LT36-2018-LAW

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Chris Waters, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, Phone:  519-253-3000 Ext. 2930; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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