The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Tenure Track Faculty Position

College of Law

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan seeks to fill a tenure-track position. While the College is willing to accept applications in any area of legal study, it has particular needs in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and will give strong preference to qualified applicants in that area of teaching and research.  While it is anticipated that this appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, the College is willing to recruit an established scholar in the Environment and Natural Resources Law area and would be willing to appoint at the Associate or Full Professor level if the successful candidate brings a significant and ongoing program of research to the College. The College has a commitment to high quality teaching and expects its researchers to engage with our student population in the classroom, so in addition to teaching in their area of specialization the successful candidate will be expected to teach in a major compulsory subject and/or in the first year program.  It is anticipated that the appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

The College of Law has particular strength in a number of fields, including dispute resolution, constitutional, criminal and Aboriginal law. The College also provides opportunities for significant interdisciplinary partnerships between the College and other academic units on campus, specifically the Graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability. Consequently, scholars who work in these areas may find the prospect of collaboration with members of the University’s academic community particularly appealing.

The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada, and has provided public service, innovative legal education and high-quality legal scholarship to the Province, Canada and beyond since 1912.  We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic, private and public sector positions at the highest levels in a number of different regions within the country and beyond. The law school is committed to providing its students with rich experiential learning opportunities. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College has embraced the interdisciplinary opportunities presented by being part of a major research-intensive university. This fact is reflected in the value the law school attributes to the creation and dissemination of diverse forms of knowledge and the use of that knowledge to better the human condition.

The College of Law has embarked upon a period of renewal and expansion and is seeking to develop its faculty complement in many areas. The College boasts three major endowed chairs, including the most recently endowed Estey Chair in Business Law. These chairs allow the College to bring distinguished scholars from around the world to the University. The College is also home to the Native Law Centre which is undergoing a similar process of renewal and expansion. The College offers an LL.M. degree that attracts promising new researchers thus providing faculty with the opportunity to engage in graduate supervision. Each year, the College actively pursues world-renowned academics to present seminars on a wide array of issues and plays host to at least one major international conference.

A position with the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive benefits package that includes life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health spending account.

The salary ranges are as follows:

Assistant Professor:        $93,293 - $112,109
Associate Professor:       $112,109 - $130,925
Full Professor:                 $130,295 and upwards

If you wish to become part of a highly collegial, dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, or simply know more about the opportunities this position provides, please contact or apply to:

Professor Martin Phillipson
Dean, College of Law
University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A6
Telephone: (306) 966-5910
Fax: (306) 966-5900

If you wish to apply, you must hold an LL.M or doctoral qualification in law and should also provide a current C.V, three academic letters of reference, samples of your peer-reviewed publications and copies of both peer and student teaching evaluations if available. The College will begin considering applications in November 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. 

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.