Allard School of Law UBC: Up to 2 Assistant/Associate Professor Appointments

Peter A. Allard School of Law University of British Columbia 

Assistant/Associate Professor Appointments 

The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates whose demonstrated research and teaching interests are focused in at least one of the following areas: health law, disability law, tort law, trusts, conflict of laws, and professional ethics. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in our core curriculum. 

The Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university, situated on traditional, ancestral and unceded Musqueam lands in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, we provide an inspiring environment for legal scholars and students to study law and its role in society, and to contribute to improving lives in our local communities, across Canada, and around the world. 

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The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. Our faculty members encourage students to develop creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. As researchers, faculty members are engaged with academics, practitioners, and policy-makers around the globe. We work in a state-of-the-art law building—Allard Hall—designed to support teaching and research in law, and we collaborate with scholars from disciplines across the university. More information about the Allard School of Law is available at and 

The Allard School of Law seeks emerging and established scholars with demonstrated potential for international profile and leadership as researchers and teachers. 

A JD, LLB, or equivalent law degree is required, and, absent exceptional circumstances, a completed or substantially completed doctoral degree in Law or a related discipline is also required. The successful candidates will have outstanding academic profiles, including scholarly publications and research plans that demonstrate the potential to contribute to the nationally and internationally acclaimed record of research and scholarship at one of Canada’s premier law schools. They will be expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda, to provide effective teaching and mentoring of JD and graduate students, and to assume leadership roles within the School of Law appropriate for the appointed rank. 

We expect the appointments to commence July 1, 2022 with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications. 

Applicants should submit: 

(1)a cover letter indicating interest in an appointment at the Allard School of Law anddescribing:

a.academic and research accomplishments,

b.teaching experience (if any) and demonstrated teaching interests, particularly thoseamong the courses in the School of Law’s required curriculum or those mentioned inthe subject areas above, and

c.institutional contributions;

(2)a curriculum vitae;

(3)law and graduate school transcripts;

(4)a research agenda for the coming 3-5 years;

(5)the names and contact information for three individuals who you have asked to submitletters of reference (applicants should contact the referees and arrange for them to sendtheir letters directly to the School of Law at [email protected]);

(6)two representative scholarly publications or, where publications are not available, othersamples of written work (publications will not be returned); and

(7)evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations), or, if no formal teachingexperience, then evidence of teaching potential.


Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to the Appointments Committee ([email protected]) by October 17, 2021. Referees should submit reference letters by the same date or as soon as possible thereafter. Unofficial academic transcripts may be submitted with the initial application, but official academic transcripts will be required before appointment. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. The School of Law will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please note that we have three hiring competitions underway this year. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which competition(s) you wish to be considered for. This is competition “2021G”. Please use the subject line: LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME – Competition Number(s) when submitting your email. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. More information about the Faculty’s hiring interests may be posted from time to time at 

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