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October 4, 2022

September 2022The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments, tobegin July 1, 2023. While the primary focus of this search is for entry-level tenure-track appointments atthe rank of Assistant Professor, a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may beconsidered for an outstanding candidate. The Faculty welcomes applicants in all areas of legal study.Without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty signals a special interest in receiving applications inthe areas of:• Business Law including Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Commercial Law, Competition Law,International Investment Law, Law & Technology, and Tax Law• Family Law• Indigenous Law and Legal Traditions• Legal Theory• Public Law including Environmental and Climate Law, Human Rights and Anti-DiscriminationLaw, and Land and Natural Resource LawAgain, without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty encourages applications from those who bringto these or other areas of law distinctive theoretical, methodological, or international/comparative lawperspectives, including but not limited to an interest in critically examining the law’s relationships toinequality and racism, and diversity and inclusion. The Faculty seeks teachers and scholars who are orhave the potential to become internationally recognized for their work. Except in exceptionalcircumstances, the successful candidates will have a JD/LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or acognate discipline.The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provideevidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leadingto peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potentialfor outstanding teaching contributions at both the JD/LLB and graduate levels, and an ongoingcommitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty of Law’s programs.Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and studentcentred environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions throughservice to the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate withqualifications and experience.People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’sUniversity. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package includingprescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance andaccess to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuitionassistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s valuesfamilies and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employeeson pregnancy/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycareexpenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFACollective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors)to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had anapproved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements weresuspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Supportwebsite. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe,in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of lifewith a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s forinformation on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.Queen’s Law is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading law school with a distinguishedrecord of outstanding teaching and research, and a proud history of a high level of faculty and studentengagement. Queen’s Law has a curriculum and research profile that includes Canada’s largestinternational law program offered at Bader College at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The Faculty leadsCanadian law schools in interdisciplinary study opportunities, including programs that combine JD studieswith Business, Economics, Public Administration, and Industrial Relations. The Faculty is also home tovibrant LLM and PhD programs and a Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law that drawstudents from around the world. Its leading research groups include the Centre for Law in theContemporary Workplace, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, and the Conflict Analytics Lab; it offers aunique interdisciplinary Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy; and its extensive clinical programconsists of a general legal aid clinic focused on Poverty Law as well as clinics in Prison Law, Business Law,Elder Law, and Family Law.The University invites application from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed toemployment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black,racialized/visible minorities and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance withCanadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.The university has policies in place to support employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation inthe Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account anemployee’s accessibility needs due to disability.To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how manyapplicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants neednot identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of thefollowing statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadiancitizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemedincomplete.In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record ofresearch achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s researchproductivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experienceand/or career interruptions.A complete application consists of:• A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadiancitizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);• A current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);• A statement of teaching interests and experience, including teaching experience andsupervision at both the JD and graduate levels (including teaching outlines and evaluations ifavailable);• A statement of current and prospective research interests;• Letters from at least three referees sent directly by the referee to the address below;• A writing sample;• Copies of all university transcripts; and• Copies of sample publications.The deadline for application is November 25, 2022.Each application document should be attached as a separate file in PDF or Word. Referees should alsosubmit letters of support directly to the same email address below by November 25, 2022. However, ifletters from referees are not available by this date, they should be submitted as soon thereafter as ispossible. The Committee may still consider applications after this date.Applications should be emailed to lawpositions@queensu.ca to the attention of:Dean Mark WaltersFaculty of Law128 Union StreetQueen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6Website: http://law.queensu.ca/The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, includingaccommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodationduring the interview process, please contact Law HR at lawpositions@queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000,extension 74256.Additional information, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found athttp://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment. Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by aCollective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA),which is posted at QUFA CA 2019-22 clean June 9 2022 for web.pdf (queensu.ca).

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