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

Job Posting Number: 
002360TT-2022-LAW
Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 23:45

The University of Windsor's Faculty of Law, invites applications for two (2) Tenure-Track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2022, or January 1, 2023.  We welcome applications in all areas and especially encourage applications from those whose teaching and research focus on subjects taught in Windsor Law’s mandatory curriculum, including, but not limited to, Contracts, Property, Torts, Administrative Law, Indigenous Legal Orders and Access to Justice. We welcome candidates who bring social justice and critical perspectives, including interdisciplinary, comparative approaches, intersectional, critical race, feminist and/or queer theory to their research, teaching and service.  These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

In addition to the comprehensive Canadian J.D., Windsor Law offers a comparative Canadian and American Dual J.D., allowing students to practice on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. Students may also choose combined law-social work and law-business degrees as well as a research-based LL.M. program. With over 600 students, 32 faculty members, and an extensive alumni network, Windsor Law is a uniquely diverse legal educational institution that centres lived experiences in the study of law.  One quarter of Windsor Law’s class of 2023 are first generation Canadian, 54 percent are racialized, 51 percent speak a second language and 86 percent are first in their family to attend law school. We are dedicated to reviewing our governance through anti-racist, intersectional and decolonial lenses.

We are currently engaged in a $35 million transformation of the Ron W. Ianni Law building in support of our commitment to innovative pedagogies, including collaborative, active and experiential learning.  Our unique location at the Canada-U.S. border supports teaching, research, clinical and experiential opportunities that cannot be replicated elsewhere. More details about our building transformation can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/law/twl.  We also remain committed to institutionalizing an ambitious strategic plan to ensure our continued leadership as a justice-seeking, community-engaged and people-centred law school.  Our current strategic plan can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/law/1537/strategic-plan.

The University of Windsor sits on the territories of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including: Law, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics, Social Work, Faculty of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The University of Windsor is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and looks out on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. Windsor is also Canada’s southernmost city and has some of the country’s best weather.

We are seeking collaborative colleagues who wish to contribute to the life and growth of the Faculty.  Preference will be given to those with completed (a) graduate degree(s) in Law (Ph.D. or LL.M) and who are also able to demonstrate excellence in research and teaching (or potential for research and teaching excellence), and ability to make collaborative contributions to the Windsor Law community.  Research excellence is demonstrated by a strong record of peer-reviewed or forthcoming publications in journals of high standing, conference presentations, academic awards, and a well-defined research plan. Teaching excellence is demonstrated through a strong teaching record, innovative pedagogical approaches, teaching awards and other accomplishments. 

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application addressing the qualifications identified above, including a statement of citizenship/ immigration status (no more than two pages);
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • an outline of research interests and plans (no more than five pages);
  • two samples 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 https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/502/teaching-dossiers;
  • law and graduate transcripts; and
  • a list of three referees with contact details (with reference letters to be provided to the Appointments Committee if the candidate’s application is shortlisted).

To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement by November 24, 2021. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION
When completing the online application, please reference
Position Number: 002360TT-2022-LAW

Questions to be sent to:
Dean Reem Bahdi, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor,
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone:  519-253-3000 Ext. 2930; Email: lawdean@uwindsor.ca

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, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) 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 (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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