One-Year Limited Term Appointment 2020-21 Schulich School of Law

Schulich School of Law

Dalhousie University

One-Year Limited Term Appointment 2020-21

The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for one to two one-year limited-term appointments at the rank of Instructor, to commence July 1, 2020 to meet specific subject area needs in Property, Contracts, Torts, Business Associations and Aboriginal and Indigenous Law. These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

About the Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region. We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations. We have always been known for and proud of our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition.

We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence. We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world. We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

How to Apply



Applications from interested individuals will be considered for a full-time limited term teaching appointment at the rank of Instructor for one year effective July 1, 2020. Applicants must have a J.D./LL.B. degree and a graduate degree in law or a related discipline. The successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated the ability or potential for excellence in teaching. Applications received before April 9, 2020 will be given fullest consideration.

Applications should include a resume, university transcripts, separate teaching statement (maximum three pages total), and the names of three referees, at least one of whom must be an academic referee. If a candidate’s graduate degree is in progress, then in their cover letter they should indicate their stage of completion. Applications should be submitted online at:

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