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August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Western University

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Faculty of Law
Law and Economics
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458207
Date Posted: 09/05/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: London, ON, CANADA
JEL Classification: K -- Law and Economics
Law and Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) – Law and Economics

The Faculty of Law at Western University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Law and Economics. The successful applicant will be appointed to a Probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or a Tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor. Rank will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date for the appointment will be July 1, 2018, although alternative start dates may be arranged.

Western Law is committed to enhancing its research and teaching capacity in the field of law and economics. Over the past several years, our Law and Economics Seminar Series and other similar initiatives have attracted numerous world-renowned economists and law and economics scholars, including several recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, to lecture and teach at the Faculty.

In addition, Western Law participates in offering the interdisciplinary Masters degree in Financial Economics with the Departments of Economics and Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and the Ivey School of Business. Western Law was also involved in establishing the interdisciplinary Centre for Financial Innovation and Risk Management, together with the Ivey School of Business and the Faculty of Social Science.

We are seeking a successful scholar who can provide leadership in the field of law and economics and enhance our related interdisciplinary research and academic programs.

The candidate for the Tier 2 CRC Chair will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated creativity and the potential to achieve international recognition in the field of law and economics in the next 5-10 years. The candidate will hold a PhD in Economics, and/or a JD or LLB or equivalent degree along with a relevant advanced graduate degree, or its equivalent. The nominee must be engaged in an original, innovative program of research, which would have the potential to attract excellent graduate students. Empirical research capabilities are an asset. In addition, the candidate should have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of the Faculty community and to the University more generally. Applicants who currently hold faculty positions may wish to contact Dean Erika Chamberlain at

In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (, Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chair website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria:

Western University recognizes alternate career paths and/or career interruptions can impact research achievements. Candidates are encouraged to explain, in their application, circumstances of how different career paths and/or career interruptions may have impacted them.

Western Law has long been an innovator in legal education, and has an unparalleled student experience. Our faculty are scholars of the highest calibre, who produce influential, leading-edge research; have strong interdisciplinary ties; and collaborate with pre-eminent scholars around the world. Western Law’s graduate program is dynamic and welcomes students from both law and non-law backgrounds. More information about Western Law can be found at

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, the Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Information about Western can be found at and information on the city of London is available at

Applicants are asked to complete the form available at: and submit it with a letter of application identifying their areas of interest in research and teaching, a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three academic referees, and a copy of JD, LLB and graduate transcripts for all degrees obtained since 2010.

Electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted to or mailed to:
Dean Erika Chamberlain, Faculty of Law
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7.

Review of applications will begin September 20, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dean Chamberlain’s Assistant, Nanette Love at or by phone at (519) 661-2111 ext. 88442.

Application Requirements:
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Application Instructions:
Electronic applications are preferred and can be submitted to or mailed to:
Dean Erika Chamberlain, Faculty of Law
Western University
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7