Assistant Professor - Law

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Law - 1701727

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenure stream position in law at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate's field of study should complement the research and teaching specialties of the faculty, with particular expertise in the area of private law (contracts, property and/or torts). We encourage diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to law. The position will commence July 1, 2018.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications in top-ranked field relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. For those candidates invited for a campus visit, a presentation will be required that will demonstrate the candidate's excellence in teaching. The statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, will also be considered. Applicants with a doctoral degree are preferred.

The University of Toronto is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to research and teaching. The Faculty of Law offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. The Faculty actively encourages innovative scholarship. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and safe city.

Applications will be accepted electronically only on our website between September 27 and November 1, 2017, by logging on to

Applications must include a detailed covering letter which identifies the applicant's areas of interest in research and teaching, as well as a detailed research plan, a C.V., copies of all law and graduate transcripts, and two sample publications. Where applicable, please include a teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations and statement of teaching philosophy). Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

We also require at least three signed letters of reference, to be sent directly by academic referees, by email to: or by mail.

References should be addressed to:

Michelle Rosenstock
Executive Director, Office of the Dean
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Law
Department: Faculty of Law
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 27, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST