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The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, to commence July 1, 2023, in the areas of Environmental Law, Climate Change and Energy Law, Environmental Impact Assessment, and Oceans Law.  We are especially interested in applications from scholars whose work will advance the research, teaching and graduate and post-doctoral supervision activities of our Marine and Environmental Law Institute and the associated Marine and Environmental Law Program.


Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit


Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, a record of scholarly engagement, and demonstrated teaching and research excellence.  At the time of appointment, the successful candidate will hold an LL.B. or J.D. degree, or equivalent, and relevant Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.


The deadline for applications is November 17, 2022.


About the Schulich School of Law


We are a vibrant, collegial, and close-knit community of faculty and students from around the world.  We live the Weldon Tradition of unselfish public service – of giving back and making the world a better place.  The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in Canadian and international legal education.  We are a national law school with an international reputation.  We draw talented students from every region of the country and from around the world into our JD, combined JD/Masters, LLM, and PhD programs.  We graduate leaders.  Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of governments, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.


We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence.  We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world.  We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.


About the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW)


MELAW is located in the vibrant port city of Halifax and is internationally recognized for excellence in marine and environmental law teaching and research. MELAW is housed in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and carries out research and consultancy activities. MELAW also directs the Marine & Environmental Law Program (MELP) academic specialization.  MELAW supports student collaboration in addressing environmental issues through the Environmental Law Students’ Society and the East Coast Environmental Law Association, a non-governmental organization dedicated to environmental law education and advocacy.  In addition to scholarly research and publication activities, faculty, associates and staff carry out research projects and provide advisory services to agencies of the United Nations and regional organizations as well as assisting government departments and non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally.


For more information about our law school community, see, and for the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan, see


How to Apply


Applications should include a brief cover letter, specifying the candidate’s primary area(s) of teaching and research, resume, university transcripts, separate teaching and research statements (maximum five pages total), and the names of three referees, at least two of whom must be academic referees.  Applications should be submitted online at:


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

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