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Assistant Professor (Contractually-Limited Term Appointment) in Law & Justice

Algoma University


Algoma University ( has a Special Mission to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level. We have a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and a Special Mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With campuses in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.

Algoma University invites applications for a ten-month contractually-limited term appointment in Law & Justice, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Law & Politics, at its Sault Ste. Marie campus, commencing August 1, 2022. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed doctorate in law or legal studies (or equivalent), or in a cognate discipline (such as philosophy of law, legal history, or sociology of law) and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in teaching an introductory legal studies course, legal theory, Canadian constitutional law, private law, dispute resolution, with a demonstrated relevant academic background and a record of teaching excellence. Experience with remote/online/hybrid instruction is desirable.

Candidates should submit:
• a letter of application
• a current CV
• a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and/or student evaluations)
• a research plan (up to two single-spaced pages)
• sample publications
• the names, contact information and relationship of five referees (one of whom should be the most recent immediate supervisor)

Candidates must submit their application electronically to: Dr. István Imre, Acting Academic Dean , via Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file, with a file name that identifies the applicant. Applications received by 4 pm EST December 17, 2021 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from equity-seeking groups (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQIP2SA+ persons) who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. We understand that career interruptions can have a substantial impact on a candidate’s professional achievements; to allow for a fair assessment, candidates are encouraged to explain any interruptions experienced. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment. Applicants are advised that Algoma University has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy that requires proof of full vaccination for access to our campuses.