Job Opportunity: Associate or Full Professor,  Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University

Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University invites highly
qualified applicants for an Associate or Full Professor position for the Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney
(JDM) Chair in Corporate Governance. The Chair is for a term of five years, with the possibility of
renewal for an additional five-year period. The successful applicant is expected to have the necessary
qualifications to be appointed as a professorial tenured professor. This is a jointly held Chair in the two
faculties with responsibilities at both Osgoode and Schulich. This is a tenure-track appointment to the
Professorial Stream to commence July 1, 2024.
The Chair is open to both internal York University and external candidates. External candidates must
satisfy the requirements for a tenured appointment at Osgoode Hall Law School in addition to the
requirements for appointment to the Chair. At the conclusion of the term of the Chair, where the
Chairholder was an external candidate, they will continue to hold a full-time tenured appointment at
Osgoode Hall Law School.
Osgoode has been shaping the future of legal education in Canada since 1889. The rich, innovative,
and accessible legal education that Osgoode provides empowers our graduates to pursue flexible and
challenging futures, to be leaders in the legal profession, and to serve the cause of justice and the
public good. Our faculty excels in producing foundational, socially engaged, and world-leading
academic scholarship.
In making this appointment, Osgoode will seek to advance the objectives underlying Osgoode’s
Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The plan identifies six areas of focus:

  1. Anticipating Society-Level Crisis
  2. Law in Local and Global Contexts
  3. Rigorous Academic Scholarship
  4. Advancing Reconciliation and Justice
  5. Student Access and Success
  6. Innovative and Engaged Legal Education
    Candidate Qualifications:
  • Degree: All candidates must hold a JD degree and a graduate degree in either law or business or
    equivalent credentials. Candidates holding a doctoral degree (SJD /PhD) will normally be
  • Scholarship:
    o Candidates must have a profound interest in extending knowledge about the broad area of
    corporate governance and investor protection in both a practical and theoretical manner.
    o A record of generating innovative, substantive, rigorous, and as appropriate, externally funded
    o A record of making influential contributions and demonstrating excellence of recognized
    international calibre in the field, as evident in: the research plan; a record of high quality
    publications (or forthcoming publications), including with significant journals in the field;
    presentations at major conferences; awards and achievements; and strong recommendations
    from referees of high standing.
  • Teaching:
    o A record of excellence in teaching and dedication to students, demonstrated in: the teaching
    dossier; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas
    such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and
    strong letters of reference.
    o Candidates must be capable of being effective teachers at the undergraduate, graduate and
    professional levels in business law related to the field of corporate governance. In addition to
    teaching relevant courses at Osgoode and Schulich, they are also expected to take an active role
    in the JD/MBA program such as organizing events and supporting student recruitment.
    Candidates must also be able to take a leadership role in the discussion and debate on
    significant questions in the field. The latter capacity may be expressed, for example, through
    comments in the public press or participation in public conferences and colloquia.
    o Candidates are expected to have a record of scholarship sufficient to qualify as a member of the
    Faculty of Graduate Studies of York University. They should have the capacity to direct the
    research activities of graduate students and to initiate and raise funds for significant research
    o Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in current and emerging issues in the fields of
    corporate governance and investor protection and be capable of providing leadership in the
    study of these issues.
    Hiring Policies:
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to the principles of equality and diversity, and inclusion,
    broadly understood. We are particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and
    especially encourage candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories. As a part of this
    commitment, the Law School’s Employment Equity Plan aims to increase the representation on
    faculty of members from five groups: women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons
    with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons. Persons identifying as members of these equity-seeking
    groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are
    encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of
    Canada will be given priority.
  • York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is
    committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the
    workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to
    contact François Tanguay-Renaud, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at
    [email protected].
    Application Process:
  • Due date for completed applications: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 by 5:00pm EST
  • Required materials: 1) current CV; 2) cover letter; 3) copies of law and graduate transcripts; 4) a
    detailed research plan; 5) a teaching dossier (see details below); 6) copies of three (3) academic
    articles or book chapters authored by the applicant (where published materials are not available,
    one or more dissertation/ thesis chapter(s) may be submitted in lieu); 7) contact information for
    three (3) referees. Candidates may, during the recruitment process, be asked to have their
    referees provide their letters of reference directly to Osgoode. All applications will be kept
    confidential to the Osgoode Faculty Recruitment Committee and Schulich Operating Committee
    and faculty colleagues who provide reviews of files.
  • The teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include: teaching
    evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy; an account of teaching experiences and related
    responsibilities (e.g., list of courses taught/course outlines, examples of print and digital teaching
    materials and how they are used); a summary of commitment to professional development (e.g.,
    participation in teaching workshops, supervision of masters and doctoral students, mentoring new
    faculty); and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student letters of support, teaching
  • Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional self-identification
    for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application.
    Direct questions about the position process or applications to François Tanguay-Renaud, Chair of
    the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected].
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