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Estey Chair in Business Law

College of Law

The Estey Chair in Business Law was established in 2014 through the generosity of the Estey Family as well as through the support of alumni and friends of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. The Chair was created to honor the late Supreme Court of Canada Justice Willard “Bud” Estey, a proud alumnus of the College.  The Chair has previously been held by Rod Wood and Cally Jordan.

We invite applications from outstanding 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.

The College is seeking candidates with a strong academic background and demonstrated academic leadership and teaching skills to engage with faculty colleagues, students and members of the local legal profession and generate enthusiasm about the College’s business law programming. The College of Law provides a stimulating, supportive and highly collegial environment in which the Chair can deploy their knowledge and skills to explore new areas of research and to engage with experienced academics and senior practitioners.

Tenure will normally be for one year, but in any event no longer than two years. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an academic with an established and significant record of scholarly achievement. He or she will be in residence at the College of Law and is expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one or two courses/seminars, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a major conference. The Chair is also expected to engage in outreach activities with the bar, judiciary and the wider community during their tenure. Appropriate administrative and financial supports will be provided, particularly with regard to the research and outreach obligations of the Chair. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and standing of the holder but it is anticipated that the Chair will be appointed at the level of Full Professor (The salary range at the Full Professor level is $130,925 - $175,000). Applications will begin to be considered immediately.  While the date for appointment is flexible, the ideal candidate would be available to occupy the Chair as of July 1, 2017.  The College would also entertain applications from suitably qualified candidates who may wish to occupy the Chair in the 2018-19 academic year.

A position at the University of Saskatchewan comes with a very competitive benefits package which 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 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.

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:

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

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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.