Queen’s National Scholar in International Economic Law

The Faculty of Law of Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenured/Tenure-track position as a Queen’s National Scholar in International Economic Law, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin July 1, 2020. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct position at Queen’s are not eligible.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the main sub-fields of international economic law: trade, investment, and international financial regulation. Without limiting the call for applications, the Faculty particularly seeks a candidate with research and teaching interests in the international economic law dimensions of Indigenous governance, international intellectual property law and knowledge transfer, environmental regulation, global North-South relations, or international financial regulation including sovereign debt, or who has demonstrated expertise in empirical research methods.

Save in exceptional circumstances, the successful candidate will have a JD/LLB or equivalent and a doctorate in law or a cognate discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Faculty’s programs.

Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment, and to participate actively in the activities of Queen’s summer International Business Law program, the Trade Law Practicum, Conflict Analytics Lab, or other collaborative programs.

The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Nationally and internationally recognized as a leading law school, Queen’s Law has a distinguished record of outstanding teaching and research. Located in historic Kingston, Ontario, on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Queen’s Law has a proud history of a high level of faculty and student engagement. Queen’s Law’s curriculum and research profile includes Canada’s largest international law program, operated at the Queen’s University Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in the UK. The Faculty leads Canadian law schools in interdisciplinary study opportunities, including programs that combine JD studies with Business, Economics, Public Administration, and Industrial Relations. The Faculty is also home to vibrant LLM and PhD programs that draw students from around the world, leading research groups such as the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, an interdisciplinary Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy, and five clinical programs in Poverty Law, Prison Law, Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, but all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications without this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • Cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience, including teaching experience and supervision at both the JD and graduate levels (include course outlines and evaluations if available);
  • Statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • Copies of all university transcripts;
  • Copies of sample publications; and
  • Letters from at least three referees sent directly by the referee to the address below.

Short-listed applicants will be required to provide a statement of experience in, and commitment to, the facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should also supply information concerning any interruptions in their academic career. Writing samples will not be returned and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants should submit their files by September 30, 2019 directly to the email address below. Each application document should be attached as a separate file in PDF or Word format. Referees should also submit letters of support directly to the same email address by September 30, 2019. If letters from referees are not available by this date, they should be submitted as soon thereafter as is possible. The Committee may still consider applications submitted after this date.

Applications should be emailed to lawappointments@queensu.ca to the attention of:

Dean Mark Walters

Faculty of Law

128 Union Street

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

Canada K7L 3N6

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Dean’s Office at lawappointments@queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000, extension 74285.

Additional information, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrecruitment. Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and- archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.