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Ontario Law Foundation Visiting Assistant Professor Program
(Two-Year Limited-Term)

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Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
Contact: Faculty Recruitment Coordinator
Room 102 Assumption Hall
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
Tel: 519-253-3000 ext. 1432
Direct Line: 519-561-1432
Fax: 519-561-1400

Toll Free:
1-877-665-6608 within North America
001-519-561-1432 call collect outside North America

The University of Windsor, Faculty of Law invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Law commencing July 1, 2008. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) program at the University of Windsor is designed to provide an opportunity for aspiring law professor to gain experience in teaching and research in an academic environment. The purpose of the program is to enable individuals to learn how to be successful legal academics through the opportunity to teach law courses and engage in research with the benefits of salaried employment and an academic affiliation. Participants in the VAP will have gained the appropriate experience, support and mentoring to be highly competitive on the academic job market at the end of their tenure.

Individuals selected under the VAP will normally be appointed for a two-year period, although other arrangements may be possible. The VAP is not normally subject to renewal. Those selected for the VAP program will teach part-time in the LL.B. program (precise number of courses and course hours to be determined) and be provided with an office, computer, secretarial assistance, access to legal resources, and other faculty privileges. The program is designed for individuals who have earned graduate degrees in law (or possess a doctorate in another discipline in addition to the LL.B. or J.D.) or who have equivalent qualifications or experience. Doctoral candidates must have satisfied their residency requirements prior to taking up the VAP. LL.M. candidates will be considered in extraordinary circumstances. Practising lawyers must be willing to give up their law practices for the duration of the VAP appointment. The number of positions available may vary from year to year.

Applicants will include a:
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • law school and graduate degree program transcripts;
  • three current letters of reference at least one of which must come from a graduate supervisor. One or more of these references must comment on the candidate’s potential as a legal academic
  • Applicants must also include a statement indicating areas of legal interest and capability, a research agenda, and copies of publications (where relevant).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by December 10, 2007 to:

Professor Bruce P. Elman, Dean
Faculty of Law
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 2930, Fax: (519) 973-7064

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Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact and alert the Dean that you intend to submit an application after the deadline date. If you are viewing the advertisement after the deadline date, you should contact the Dean to find out the status of the search and discuss the possibility of submitting an application. The acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self-identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR), 325 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4.

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario’s leading academic institutions, provides a learning-centred approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow. Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at For more information on living and working at the University of Windsor, visit the Office of Faculty Recruitment Web site at, e-mail, or contact Dr. Janice Drakich, Director, Faculty Recruitment at (877) 665-6608 toll free within North America, or call collect outside of North America at 001-519-561-1432.