Estey Chair in Business Law
University of Saskatchewan
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time Estey Chair in Business Law with the College of Law.
The successful candidate will be will be in residence at the College of Law and is expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one course or seminar, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a conference or focused scholarly workshop. Tenure will normally be for one year, but the College will consider terms of less than one year, particularly in the case of senior legal professionals who wish to spend a shorter time with the College. The successful candidate is expected to enrich and enhance the teaching and learning environment of the school, and its business law reputation, by sharing their practical knowledge and expertise with students, Faculty and members of the local profession.
The College is seeking candidates in two categories:
Those with a strong academic background and demonstrated academic leadership and teaching skills; OR
Senior and highly experienced legal professionals.
In either category, the role of the Chair is to engage with faculty colleagues, students and members of the local legal profession and generate enthusiasm about the College’s business law programming. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an academic with an established reputation and record of scholarly achievement.
In the academic category, the successful candidate for the Chair will be an academic with an established reputation and record of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will be in residence at the College of Law and is expected to enrich and enhance the intellectual life of the College by pursuing a research program, teaching one course or seminar, delivering a public lecture and planning and hosting a conference or focused scholarly workshop. In the senior legal professional category, the successful candidate for the Chair will be a senior and highly experienced professional with a national and/or international reputation in their chosen area of practice.
The Chair is also expected to engage in outreach activities with the bar, judiciary and the wider community during their tenure. Appropriate administrative and financial supports will be provided, particularly with regard to the research and outreach obligations of the Chair.
The College of Law is the oldest law school in western Canada, and has provided public service, innovative legal education and high-quality legal scholarship to the Province, Canada and beyond since 1912. We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic, private and public sector positions at the highest levels in a number of different regions within the country and beyond. The law school is committed to providing its students with rich experiential learning opportunities. Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College has embraced the interdisciplinary opportunities presented by being part of a major research-intensive university. This fact is reflected in the value the law school attributes to the creation and dissemination of diverse forms of knowledge and the use of that knowledge to better the human condition.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.
We are seeking outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field of business law, defined broadly as including domestic and international structures (including but not limited to regulatory and dispute resolution frameworks and institutions), governance, transactions, finance, securities, competition, taxation, insolvency and related areas.
Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877, with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article 188.8.131.52 of the 2014-2017 USFA Collective Agreement (http://www.usaskfaculty.ca/?attachment_id=3298).
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:
Professor Martin Phillipson
Dean, College of Law
University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A6
Telephone: (306) 966-5910
Fax: (306) 966-5900
Email: jean.der @usask.ca
Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019. The College would also entertain applications from suitably qualified candidates who may wish to occupy the Chair in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years.