Assistant or Associate Professors

LAW Admin

Competition No.  -    A100151485
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Location - North Campus Edmonton. 

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty

The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta invites applications for up to three tenure-stream appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin July 1, 2024.  The Faculty will also consider applications for appointment at a higher rank in appropriate circumstances.

The Faculty welcomes applications from scholars with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, but is especially interested in applicants whose academic interests focus on private law and business law related areas

Founded in 1912 the Faculty of Law is the oldest law school in Western Canada. It is situated on the North Campus of the University of Alberta, centrally located in Alberta’s capital city, a metropolitan center of 1.3 million people. Members of the Faculty of Law are recognized nationally and internationally as leading scholars and teachers, and lead by example in their service to the university, legal and civic communities. The Faculty enrolls approximately 525 JD students and operates a robust graduate program.

The Faculty of Law is also home to four research groups that contribute research, ideas, innovation and policy expertise to important areas of public concern: the Health Law Institute, the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge, which upholds Indigenous Law and governance through community directed research and learning.


Successful candidates must have the ability to conduct research, develop viable and productive research programs, and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in a related discipline. Successful candidates will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and/or to the broader community. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research and teaching, and possess a substantial record of academic achievement.

A JD/LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or cognate discipline, completed or in progress is required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Interested individuals should send an application with a letter identifying their areas of academic interest and experience. Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a maximum 2-page research plan; a maximum two-page teaching summary; names of three confidential referees from whom signed letters of academic reference will be submitted directly; law and graduate transcripts; and a sample publication. Supplementary materials may be requested from candidates selected for interviews.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2023. For earliest consideration, please submit materials no later than October 3, 2023. Applications must be sent, preferably in electronic form, to:

Office of the Dean

ATTN: Faculty Recruitment

487 Law Centre

Faculty of Law

University of Alberta

Edmonton AB CANADA T6G 2H5

Telephone: 780-492-2151


As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident".

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.