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Thursday, January 31, 2013

University of Saskatchewan Seeks to Fill a Tax Prof Chair

USSThe University of Saskatchewan College of Law invites applications for the Estey Chair in Business 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.

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