The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law is in the midst of a sustained period of growth and renewal. In its Strategic plan – Energy.Innovation.Impact. – UCalgary Law set itself the dual goals of enhancing its international eminence in the areas of energy, environmental and natural resources law and continuing its position of national leadership in the area of experiential learning. Since 2011, we have made twenty three new Faculty appointments, and we are looking to make further appointments to begin in 2019 and in years to follow.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of tax law. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core JD program and also, if appropriate, to be involved in the graduate programs. The candidate must demonstrate the desire and potential to initiate and produce high-impact research and scholarship, as well as the ability to develop into a strong and fully-committed member of the University community. An active research agenda is expected of all members of Faculty, and peer-reviewed external research funding is increasingly valued.
Candidates must have a JD or LLB, together with an advanced degree in Law or cognate discipline at the time of appointment.
Given the premium placed on collegiality at the University of Calgary, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to constructive participation in the life of the School, the University and the broader professional community. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a comfort in, and commitment to the pedagogical principles underlying, the Calgary Curriculum.
About the Faculty of Law
Calgary Law offers a JD, as well as both thesis and course-based LLM programs. A PhD program is under development. The school also offers a post-graduate Certificate in the area of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (NREEL). Calgary Law offers a joint JD/MBA program with the Haskayne School of Business, and a joint JD/MPP program with the School of Public Policy. As well, the Faculty has a uniquely-focused partnership with the University of Houston Law Center. The ‘International Energy Lawyers Program’ enables students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years and to apply for admission to Bars in the United States and Canada. For more information on the law school and its programs, visit the Faculty website.
In 2015, the Faculty introduced the Calgary Curriculum, which placed it at the forefront of innovation in Canadian legal education. The spirit of innovativeness embodied in the Calgary Curriculum has been a core part of the Faculty’s ethos since its founding in 1976.
How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
- A cover letter indicating interest in an appointment in the Faculty of Law describing:
- Academic and professional accomplishments
- Teaching experience and teaching interests, together with a description of how these might fit into the context of the Calgary Curriculum and Energy.Innovation.Impact.
- Institutional contributions
- A curriculum vita
- A statement of research interests
- A statement of teaching and learning philosophy
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations), or, if no formal teaching experience, then evidence of teaching potential
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide three confidential letters of reference and their law and graduate transcripts.