02 May 2013

OPPORTUNITY: Law and Society - Assistant or Associate Professor

Law and Society - Assistant or Associate Professor -- Wilfrid Laurier University,  Brantford Campus (Ontario Canada)

The Law and Society Program at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, subject to budgetary approval, starting July 1, 2013. Applicants must have a completed PhD in law and society, socio-legal studies, sociology, or a cognate discipline that critically examines the relationships between legal forms and social phenomena.

The preferred candidate will have a strong research record, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed sources, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The research and teaching interests of the preferred candidate will address the intersectionality of law and society with an emphasis on surveillance, security and social movements, regulation and governance, or social justice. Preference will be given to candidates with proven and / or promise of leadership skills and who would be able to take on the role and responsibilities of a Program Coordinator at hiring or soon after. The teaching workload norm at the University is four one-term courses. Program Coordinators are granted an appropriate course release and/or administrative stipend as outlined in the Full-Time Collective Agreement (

Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, a curriculum vita, up to two selected publications, and a teaching dossier. The teaching dossier should include copies of official teaching evaluations for all courses taught, selected course outlines for courses taught in the last two to five years, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates should provide the names and contact information of three referees who can attest to the candidate's commitment to scholarship. The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 15, 2013. All materials may be sent in electronically or in hard copy. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Andrew Welsh
c/o Margaret Harris
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus
73 George St.
Brantford, ON., N3T 2Y3

Applicants can learn more about the Law and Society program at Laurier at

For more information on this job description, please visit this website: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=12549&p=23673.

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