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Assistant Professor, Energy Law & Market Regulation, Faculty of Law & Haskayne School of Business

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Job ID: 11524

Updated: October 31, 2016

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law is in the midst of a sustained period of growth and renewal. In its Strategic Plan ­ Energy.Skills. Excellence. ­ Calgary Law set itself the dual goals of enhancing its international eminence in the areas of energy, environmental and natural resources law and of continuing its position of national leadership in the area of experiential learning. Since 2011, we have made fifteen new Faculty appointments, and we are looking to make further appointments to begin in 2017 and in years to follow.

Position Overview

The University of Calgary is seeking to make one joint tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Energy Law and Market Regulation. This position will be shared in the Faculty of Law and the Haskayne School of Business.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core JD courses, undergraduate Business Law courses, and to be involved in both schools’ graduate programs. An active research agenda is expected of all members of faculty.

Applicants must possess an LLB / JD, and an advanced degree in Law and/or Business or cognate field at the time of appointment. They must demonstrate the desire and potential to initiate and produce high-impact research and scholarship.  Given the premium placed on collegiality, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to constructive participation in the life of the schools and the University.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, but alternate dates may be considered for exceptional candidates.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Ian Holloway, QC
Dean and Chair of the Selection Committee
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta   T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-5447

Arrangements should be made for three confidential letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.

Completed applications received by January 2, 2017 will receive full consideration, though the review process will continue until the position is filled. Hiring decisions will be finalized in Spring 2017, with the successful candidate joining the University of Calgary on July 1, 2017.


Energy lies at the heart of Calgary’s economic life. To fully realize the potential and respond to the challenges associated with Canada’s energy security, a broad interdisciplinary portfolio is required. The University of Calgary is therefore investing in a focus on the policy and regulation aspects of energy exploration, development and exploitation. More specifically, issues of pipeline security and energy policy are inextricably intertwined, and both demand solutions that are grounded in engineering and buttressed by political consensus, but that are ultimately manifested in law.

The Faculty of Law and the Haskayne School of Business have collaborated to support the “Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow” theme of the University’s 2012 Strategic Research Plan.

About the Faculty of Law

Calgary Law offers a JD, as well as a specialized LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law [NREEL]. The school also has a small cohort of doctoral students, and a post­graduate Certificate in the NREEL area. Calgary Law offers a joint JD / MBA program with the Haskayne School of Business, and a joint JD/MPP program with the School of Public Policy. As well, the Faculty has a uniquely focused partnership with the University of Houston Law Center. The `International Energy Lawyers Program' enables students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years and to apply for admission to Bars in the United States and Canada. For more information on the law school and its programs, see

In 2015, the Faculty introduced the Calgary Curriculum, which placed it at the forefront of innovation in Canadian legal education. The spirit of innovativeness embodied in the Calgary Curriculum has been a core part of the Faculty’s ethos since its founding in 1976.

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About the Haskayne School of Business

Accredited by AACSB International, the Haskayne School of Business is a progressive and innovative business school. Our mission is to create and communicate knowledge of critical significance, while contributing to the development of our students as leaders of moral character with professional ability equal to the best in their field. With 3,000 full and part-time students currently enrolled in bachelor's, master's, PhD and executive education programs, the business school boasts more than 18,000 alumni in 60 countries around the globe.  

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The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  


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