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University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba invites applications from legal scholars for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) or tenured position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. The Faculty of Law is a national leader in legal education and is at the leading edge of clinical legal education in Canada and is housed in one of Canada’s top research universities in western Canada’s oldest law school. The city of Winnipeg is culturally rich, steeped in the arts, diverse and has long-standing and deep connections with Indigenous and Métis nations. 

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching, research and pedagogical development. The competition is open to research-intensive and/or clinical-stream professorial candidates. 

The Faculty of Law is committed to a diverse workspace and encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons, 2SLGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities or members of equity seeking groups.  We also encourage applications from members of French language speaking communities. The Faculty is committed to Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action and the principles of equity, inclusion, diversity, respectful workplace and freedom of inquiry. 

Areas of teaching and research interest

The Faculty is interested in scholars with either a demonstrated or developing research program and/or demonstrated clinical expertise in private law. The Faculty welcomes applications from persons willing to teach in areas of private law including, corporations, bankruptcy/insolvency, contracts, property, torts, trusts, or family law. Scholars with other interests may also be considered. 

The position is expected to commence on July 1, 2023. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applicants will have:

  1. a JD (i.e. Juris Doctor) or equivalent; and
  2. a Masters in Law/Masters in cognate field

In progress or completed doctoral work is an asset for candidates seeking a research appointment. 

Candidates with clinical expertise may substitute practice experience for doctoral studies in seeking a clinical appointment 


  • Demonstrated teaching excellence or potential;
  • Demonstrated research excellence or clinical expertise or potential;
  • Instructing in the areas described above;
  • Incorporating the Calls to Action in teaching, curriculum and/or clinical content;
  • Working in a collegial environment with Administration, Instructors, Professors and Support Staff;
  • Contributing to administrative and committee work;
  • Contributing to a collegial work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion, freedom of inquiry, respectful environment, and Indigenous legal traditions/orders are valued.

Application process:

Candidates should submit electronic application packages to: Associate/Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o [email protected]. The application deadline is October 20, 2022.

Review of applications will begin forthwith thereafter the deadline until filled.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a research statement and/or a clinical work plan (approximately 750 words);
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (approximately 500 words);
  • evidence of teaching potential or excellence, including where available, sample publications or written work;
  • an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (approximately 300 words) which provides an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate a commitment to these principles;
  • copies of transcripts from your JD, other degrees and any other relevant credentials; and
  • three reference letters, including at least two from faculty members with continuing appointments at academic institutions, sent directly to [email protected] by the referees.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae and other documentation may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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