Faculty Recruitment

The Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Economic Law.

International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa: The uOttawa Faculty of Law is one of the strongest international law faculties in the world. It is home to a group of globally recognized scholars in international economic law, has the largest number of international law scholars in Canada and regularly hosts leading scholars from around the world. The Law School provides the opportunity to teach small seminars on a range of international trade and investment law issues to JD students, Master and PhD students, including a trade and investment law clinic, and offers a specialized LLM in International Trade and Investment Law attracting a select and diverse cohort of graduate students every year. The Law School is located at the heart of Canada’s international economic law community and has strong relationships with Global Affairs Canada, international trade institutions, like the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the private bar. For more information on international economic law at the Faculty click here.

Title of the Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  Appointment at the higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Terms: This tenure-track position is in either the French Common Law Program, taught in French; the English Common Law Program, taught in English; or both.  Candidates should note at the top of their covering letter whether they are applying to the English program, the French program or both.

Application Deadline: Applications received prior to January 5, 2022 will be given first consideration.  Application received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Start Date: July 01, 2022

Location of work: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada.

Salary and Benefits Package: Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience where Assistant Professor salaries typically range (as of May 1, 2022) between $88,735 and $122,724 and for an Associate Professor between $98,019 and $170,215 per year.

The University of Ottawa offers a comprehensive and generous compensation package that includes long-term disability benefits, basic group life insurance, supplemental health insurance, a defined benefit pension plan, optional life insurance and reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The faculty also offers a reduced teaching load and seed money for research in the early stages after hiring.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities including research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Skills requirements:

  • Education: An undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either a master’s or doctoral degree in law or a doctoral degree in a related discipline. In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in a doctoral program, the candidate’s supervisor will be expected to verify that there is a reasonable likelihood that the dissertation will be submitted prior to appointment.
  • Work experience:
    • A demonstrated expertise in trade and investment law and a commitment to academic and teaching excellence.
    • A demonstrated superior academic record, an established background in research and publication, including external research funding or the potential for such funding, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty
    • Strong communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

Application must contain: (1) a cover letter of intent specifying the level of competence in English and French and indicate explicitly whether the applicant is capable of teaching in English, French or in both languages, (2) a CV, (3) a detailed research proposal, (4) a description of pedagogical interests, (5) transcripts for each university degree received and (6) the name and contact information of three references. Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website

General inquiries and reference letter may be sent to: [email protected].

We thank all applicants who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff and faculty.  Accordingly, we strongly encourage application from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities.  Canadians who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada. If you are invited for an interview, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at [email protected]. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.