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Lecturer Appointment (0.8 FTE), Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree Program

University of British Columbia

Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus
Lecturer Appointment (0.8 FTE)

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a Lecturer (0.8 FTE) in the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program.

Term: August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023. (12 months). This position is eligible for renewal on demonstration of teaching excellence, subject to budgetary availability and operational needs.


The Allard School of Law is committed to excellence in legal education. 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. The Allard School of Law offers varied and rigorous professional programs to a talented and diverse student body in JD, LLM and PhD programs. We have an extensive clinical and experiential program as well as diverse course offerings in our upper-year JD program. Our faculty members encourage students to develop creative and effective approaches to legal analysis and problem solving. 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 and leaders in the legal profession in British Columbia and beyond.

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We expect the appointment to commence August 1, 2022 with a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications. This position is within the UBC Faculty Association bargaining unit and is subject to the terms of the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBCFA.

Candidates must have an LLB or JD degree from an approved Canadian law school as well as demonstrated excellence in legal education, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a diverse environment. We seek a candidate who has experience in classroom teaching of JD students in the areas of dispute resolution, advocacy and legal ethics. The ideal candidate should also have experience supervising students in judicial externship placements and in delivering associated instruction in the form of a seminar reflection.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the JD program, including Legal Ethics and Professionalism; courses in the area of dispute resolution and/or legal advocacy; and to assist with the first-year mooting program. The position also requires administrative supervision of the Provincial Court Externship program and teaching of the seminar associated with the externship; and may involve other teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Dean of Law or Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The position will require travel to Provincial Court locations in the Lower Mainland of B.C. Membership in good standing in the Law Society of British Columbia, or eligibility for membership, is preferred.


Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position and describing: (i) classroom teaching experience; (ii) supervisory experience with law students in a clinical or experiential setting; (iii) experience in supporting students’ skill development in advocacy and dispute resolution; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) law school transcripts; (4) the names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as a reference; and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations). Electronic applications are required and should be submitted by email to the Allard Law Appointments email at with the word “Lecturer” in the Subject line of the email. 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 deadline for applications is June 30, 2022. The School of Law will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.