Two (2) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions - Faculty of Law

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 23:45

The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021. Applications for lateral hires at the rank of Associate Professor are also welcome. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

While we welcome applications in all areas, we especially encourage applications from those whose teaching and research focus on constitutional law, as well as other subjects taught in the mandatory curriculum, including Indigenous legal orders, access to justice and criminal law. We welcome applications from those who bring social justice, transnational and critical perspectives - including intersectional, critical race, feminist and queer theory - to their research and teaching. Finally, we welcome applications from candidates whose perspectives are informed by practice or skills-based approaches.

With over 600 students, 32 faculty members, and 8,000 graduates, Windsor Law provides students with a rigorous legal education in a supportive and inclusive community environment. A comprehensive, people-centred 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, an externship program and a class actions 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 law-social work and law-business degrees as well as a research-based LL.M. program. The Faculty recently celebrated 50 years of teaching, research, advocacy and service and is currently engaged in an extensive transformation of our building.

Access to justice and transnational law are an integral part of Windsor Law’s identity and culture. We 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, clinical and experiential opportunities that cannot be replicated elsewhere. For more information, visit the website at

The Faculty of Law is seeking candidates with a graduate degree in law or equivalent experience beyond the first law degree who have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching, and will be a collaborative colleague contributing to the life and growth of the Faculty.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application addressing the qualifications identified above, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • an outline of research interests and plans;
  • one sample of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or portfolio demonstrating 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;
  • 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 by email to the address 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 on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of March 11, 2020. 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: 002225TT-2020-LAW

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dean Christopher Waters, 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 16,000 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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