Assistant Professor - Law

The Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto invites applications from outstanding scholars for a full-time tenure stream position in law at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. 

The successful candidate’s field of study should complement the research and teaching specialties of the Faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Business Law, the Legal Profession and Legal Ethics, Tax and/or Family Law. We encourage diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to law.

Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent. Applicants with a doctoral degree are preferred. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications in top-ranked field relevant journals, significant work in progress, presentations at conferences, academic awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. Excellence in teaching may be demonstrated by an established record of strong teaching, teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. For those candidates invited for a campus visit, a presentation will be required that will demonstrate the candidate’s excellence in teaching. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The University of Toronto is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to research and teaching. The Faculty of Law offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a diverse student population. The Faculty actively encourages innovative scholarship. As the economic and intellectual hub of Canada, Toronto provides access to policy and decision makers at all levels, and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and safe city.

Applications will be accepted electronically only on our website between May 13 and August 14, 2020, by logging on to

Applications must include a detailed covering letter which identifies the applicant’s areas of interest in research and teaching, as well as a detailed research plan, a C.V., copies of all law (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts, two sample publications, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 14, 2020.

We also require at least three signed letters of reference, to be sent directly by academic referees, by email to: or by mail. 

References should be addressed to:

Michelle Rosenstock
Executive Director, Office of the Dean
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
78 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.