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The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan will be delivering a 4 year law degree (based at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit) beginning in September 2017 for up to 25 students. Students who successfully complete this Program will graduate with a University of Saskatchewan J.D. degree in 2021.

The College of Law is seeking up to 3 Faculty members to teach the first year curriculum of the Nunavut Law Program beginning in Sept 2017. The first year program is designed to equip incoming students with those fundamental research, writing and legal skills that will enable them to successfully complete a rigorous J.D. degree program. In addition, the first year program will introduce students to essential legal and constitutional concepts that form the basis of a sound legal education and to provide instruction on those legal agreements and arrangements specific to the territory of Nunavut. First year faculty will be expected to participate in the development of the curriculum and course materials, deliver classroom instruction and grade assignments and final exams. The provision of extensive and timely feedback to students is a major requirement of these positions.

Successful applicants will be expected to be resident in Iqaluit from at least August 2017 to May 2018. The positions will be for a maximum term of 12 months commencing on July 1, 2017, allowing sufficient time to prepare classroom and course materials. These positions provide committed and passionate individuals with a unique opportunity to participate in the delivery of legal education in Canada’s North.

The ideal candidate will be expected to have a law degree (LL.B. or J.D) and ideally a post-graduate degree in law, as well as experience in teaching law in a Canadian law school setting. Ideally, the successful candidates will have experience in teaching indigenous legal issues or indigenous law students. However, the College will accept applications from individuals with a non-legal background who have extensive post-secondary teaching experience involving Inuit students. If successful, these candidates will be expected to provide significant instruction in the area of research and writing skills.

While the preparation and delivery of classroom instruction is a key component of these positions, first year faculty will be expected to assist in building the cohort of 25 students into a strong and cohesive unit. Working in partnership with the Northern Director of the Nunavut Law Program, and reporting directly to the Dean at the College of Law, first year faculty will be expected to commit significant time and energy to one-on-one instruction and discussion with students in order to build their skills but also to build and maintain their confidence in the face of the inevitable challenges posed by the first year of a legal education. A deep commitment to student success and a belief in the ability of any student to master a subject given the right support, encouragement and educational environment are essential attributes of the faculty we seek.

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 successful candidates will be appointed to a position at the assistant professor level (the salary band for this position is $93,293 - $112,109). The College of Law will be able to provide accommodations in Iqaluit and travel assistance.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send a current CV, copies of any teaching evaluations, and a detailed cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and suitability and qualifications for the position to:

Professor Martin Phillipson
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

The College will begin considering applications at the end of February 2017, and will make appointment decisions in the first week of April 2017. Applications received after March 31, 2017 may not be considered.

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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.