Purdy Crawford Fellows (one to two each year) honour the legacy of Purdy Crawford and his
contributions to business law and policy. Fellows are expected to participate actively in the
intellectual life of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in a way that supports
their development as scholars and teachers. Purdy Crawford Fellows will teach two courses –
one in the core business law curriculum, and one on a special business law topic, determined in
consultation with the Dean and the Associate Dean (Academic). They will also participate
actively in the scholarly activities of the faculty, including by presenting in the faculty seminar
series. It is anticipated that Fellows will be working toward publishing parts of their graduate
work and conducting new research. It is not anticipated that Fellows will carry administrative
responsibilities. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School from the beginning of
August 2021 through the end of May 2022.
The Schulich School of Law offers a rich intellectual home for business law and policy scholars.
We understand that businesses operate in larger social, economic and political context. We
care about the interactions of business law and policy with technology, governance and
stakeholder rights, economic, social and environmental justice. For information on our
Business Law Specialization and on faculty members who participate in the business law
program, click here.
Dalhousie University and the Schulich School of Law are committed to fostering a collegial
culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage 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 https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Applications will be adjudicated on a combination of academic record (including research
productivity) and the fit between the applicant’s research and teaching interests and the
business law curriculum and the School’s strategic priorities. Applicants are generally expected
to be post-doctoral or doctoral students in at least the third year of their doctoral studies.
Purdy Crawford Fellows receive a total stipend of $50,000.
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
How to Apply
Applications, including a cover letter, CV, description of planned research activities, statement
of teaching interests and teaching evaluations (if available), the names of two academic
referees, and a statement of status relative to the completion of graduate work, should be
forwarded by Monday, November 2, 2020, for fullest consideration, to:
Office of the Dean
Schulich School of Law
6061 University Ave.
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Fax: (902) 494-2102