Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant/Associate or Full Professor at York University, Toronto, Ontario

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, one of the world’s leading law faculties, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in — and pushing the boundaries of — legal scholarship and legal education.  In the coming year, Osgoode expects to make one appointment, as described below, at any rank. Subject to final budgetary approval, this appointment will be effective July 1, 2021. 

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals with a demonstrated record of excellence (or promise of excellence for junior appointment) in research and in teaching, who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The position is part of a cohort hire of fourteen new colleagues at York University, including hires across a number of faculties and a wide range of areas and fields. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. 

This position also arises from Osgoode Hall Law School’s commitment to combatting Anti-Black racism in legal education and the legal profession.  To this end, we are seeking to recruit a scholar who can provide leadership in our efforts towards addressing Anti-Black racism in the law school curriculum through teaching and scholarship.  While we prefer to hire a candidate who would teach in our first-year curriculum, including Torts, Contracts, Public and Constitutional Law, Ethical Lawyering in the Global Community, Criminal Law, or Legal Process, excellence in research and teaching are the key criteria, and so we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.   

Highly qualified candidates with a JD and a graduate degree (with a preference for a doctoral degree) are encouraged to apply.   

View the full Ad and review the detailed application requirements here:  

Complete application materials and references must be received by January 11, 2021. 

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that three (3) signed confidential letters of academic reference are submitted by the deadline directly by the referees to:  

All applications will be kept confidential to the committee and faculty colleagues who provide reviews of files. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions and have any concerns are invited to contact Eric Tucker, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee at: