Thursday, August 3, 2023

Chair in Corporate Governance: Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, York University


Associate or Full Professor and Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney (JDM) Chair in Corporate Governance Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, 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:

  • Anticipating Society-Level Crisis
  • Law in Local and Global Contexts
  • Rigorous Academic Scholarship
  • Advancing Reconciliation and Justice
  • Student Access and Success
  • 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.
  • Scholarship:
    • 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.
    • A record of generating innovative, substantive, rigorous, and as appropriate, externally funded research.
    • A record of making influential contributions and demonstrating excellence in the field (recognized international calibre as demonstrated 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:
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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 projects.
    • 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.
  • Additional: More specifically, 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 (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 (participation in teaching workshops; supervision of masters and doctoral students; mentoring new faculty), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (student letters of support; teaching awards).

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 LGBTQ2+ 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: September 11, 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 (including teaching evaluations); 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 of 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.
  • 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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