Kamloops, British Columbia Canada
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Thompson Rivers University

Job Title: Lecturer
Job Location: Kamloops , British Columbia
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Law & criminal justice
Date Posted: 2018-04-25
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

The Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) invites applications from candidates with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research as well as collegial interaction for a Limited Term Contract (LTC) on a bipartite basis at the appropriate rank, depending on qualifications and experience.

The goal of TRU Law in our appointment process is to augment the existing staff’s excellence in teaching and high quality research of international stature. Applicants with expertise in a broad range of legal fields will be considered. We particularly invite applicants to describe how they can enrich our emphasis on practical experiential and skills-based learning approaches within our JD program.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and mentor law students, develop or sustain an existing research program and contribute to the further building of our new law school now in its 7th year of operation.

TRU Law offers a dynamic legal education located in the stunning natural beauty of British Columbia’s Thompson Valley, on unceded Secwepemc territory. We offer a well-established curriculum taught by an outstanding group of legal academics with the benefit of state-of the-art facilities in an award winning new law school building that includes bright, modern classrooms and student study spaces. It also houses a new law library. We further benefit from the active participation of highly talented lawyers and judges as sessional lecturers, moot coaches and mentors. TRU Law students have already embarked upon interesting and varied career paths.

More information about our Faculty of Law can be found at tru.ca/law.html. Questions about the available position and our Faculty can be addressed to Professor Chris Hunt (chunt@tru.ca) or Dean Bradford Morse (Lawdean@tru.ca).

Candidates are required to submit a letter of application identifying their areas of interest in teaching and research, a detailed CV, law transcripts and the names of three academic referees.

Applications will be reviewed commencing July 25, 2018.

  • Applicants must have a JD, LLB or equivalent degree, with one or more postgraduate degrees preferred. Significant experience as a legal practitioner can be recognized as an alternative to postgraduate legal education.
  • Candidates must have a superior academic record and demonstrated record of, or a strong potential for, excellence in scholarly research and teaching. In addition, they should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty and to the University more generally.

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