Associate Professor / Professor - Law

Date Posted: 08/24/2022
Closing Date: 10/03/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 26630
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Law
Department: Faculty of Law
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto invites applications from outstanding scholars for up to two full-time tenure stream positions at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The positions will commence July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. 


The successful candidate’s field of study should complement the research and teaching specialties of the Faculty of Law. We seek candidates in all areas of law, including, but not limited to, those with expertise in Criminal Law & Procedure, Family Law, Private Law, and Tax Law. We encourage diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to law.


Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree. Applicants with a doctoral degree are preferred. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. 


Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by sustained contributions and a record of publications in top-ranked internationally recognized and field-relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Excellence in teaching may be demonstrated by an established record of strong teaching, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong endorsements by referees. For those candidates invited for a campus visit, a presentation will be required to demonstrate excellence in teaching. 


Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


The University of Toronto is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to research and teaching. The Faculty of Law offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. The Faculty actively encourages innovative scholarship. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and safe city.


Applications will be accepted online until October 3, 2022, by clicking the link below.


Applications must include a detailed covering letter which identifies the applicant’s areas of interest in research and teaching, as well as a detailed research plan, a current C.V., copies of all law (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts, two sample publications, an equity and diversity statement (as outlined below), and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service bear out a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a brief statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


We also require at least three signed letters of reference. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.


Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.


If you have any questions about this position, please contact


Incomplete applications may not be accepted. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 3, 2022.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


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