Estey Chair in Business Law

University of Saskatchewan

College of Law

The Estey Chair in Business Law, established through the generosity of the Estey Family as well as through the support of alumni and friends of the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, was created to honor the late Supreme Court of Canada Justice Willard “Bud” Estey.

We invite applications from established scholars in the field of business law, defined broadly as including domestic and international structures, governance, transactions, finance, securities, competition, taxation, solvency and related areas.

We are looking for a talented person with an excellent academic background and strong leadership and teaching skills to put his or her imprimatur on the Estey Chair as the first holder of that office. The ideal candidate would be a person with the ability to motivate both colleagues and students alike and who would generate enthusiasm about the College’s business law program. This is a wonderful opportunity for that person to put his or her stamp on that program and to contribute to Canadian business law scholarship generally. The dynamic and evolving nature of the law school will provide the successful candidate with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to use his or her business law skills to explore new areas and to engage with experienced academics and practitioners on leading-edge topics of the day in this field.

Tenure will normally be for one year, but in any event no longer than two years. It is expected that the chair holder will teach courses in the business law area during one semester and disseminate scholarship and engage in outreach activities with the bar, judiciary and the wider community during the other semester of the academic teaching year. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holder. Applications will begin to be considered on May 15, 2013. The date for appointment is flexible. However, the ideal candidate would be available to occupy the Chair as of July 1, 2014.

The College of Law is a venerable institution of legal education. Being the oldest law school in western Canada, it has had a distinguished history. 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.

Inquiries as well as letters of application, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and an outline of the research plans of the candidate, should be directed to:

Sanjeev Anand, Q.C. 
Dean, College of Law 
University of Saskatchewan 
15 Campus Drive 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 
S7N 5A6 
elephone: (306) 966-5910 
Fax: (306) 966-5900 

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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.