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University of Toronto, Dean, Faculty of Law

The University of Toronto is conducting an extensive international search for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law, and invites expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2015, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto, with one of the strongest research and teaching standings in North America, is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the world and first in Canada. Located in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Toronto, the University has more than 20,000 faculty and staff and some 80,000 students enrolled across three campuses, an annual budget of $2 billion, and research grant and contract support of more than $1.2 billion. Its library is consistently ranked as one of the top three research libraries in North America, with over 21 million holdings. Additional information is available at the University’s website: www.utoronto.ca.

The Faculty of Law has an illustrious history as one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto. Today, it is preeminent among Canadian law schools and one of the best in the world. More than 50 full-time and 60 adjunct and distinguished visiting faculty members from the world’s leading law schools come together with approximately 600 academically gifted and engaged JD and graduate students to form a dynamic intellectual community. The Faculty’s challenging and diverse academic programs are supplemented by its many public interest clinics and programs. The Faculty of Law enjoys close links to its more than 7,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers and positions of leadership in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school. A high level of interaction with the rest of the University also yields numerous interdisciplinary programs, combined degree options, and cross appointments for faculty members. Following a successful capital campaign, construction of the new Jackman Law Building commenced in 2013 and will become the Faculty’s new home in 2015. For further information, please see www.law.utoronto.ca.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law will be an accomplished and visionary scholar, educator, communicator and leader, with a history of exemplary administration that reflects a commitment to  excellence, equity and diversity; a capacity to build and lead collaborative teams; and a record of effective relationships with a range of internal and external partners. The Dean will also have the necessary skills, qualities and interests to be an effective fundraiser. Responsible to the Vice-President and Provost, the Dean will lead the ongoing academic and administrative operations of the Faculty and form part of the senior leadership of the University of Toronto. The Dean will enhance the Faculty of Law’s endeavours and reputation, and participate in realizing the aspirations of the University of Toronto’s academic plan, Towards 2030.

Recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 7th year in a row, and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 6th consecutive year, the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The search committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a letter of introduction and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
Toronto, ON  M5E 1W7
UTLaw@lavernesmith.com

National University of Singapore – Research Assistant/Research Associate/Research Fellow/Post-Doctoral Fellowship AY2014-2015

Research Assistant/ Research Associate / Research Fellow

The Centre for Banking & Finance Law (CBFL) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, focuses broadly on legal and regulatory issues relating to banking and financial services. It aims to produce research and host events of scholarly value to academics as well as of policy relevance to the banking and financial services community. In particular, CBFL seeks to engage local and international banks, lawyers, regulators and academics in a regular exchange of ideas and knowledge so as to contribute towards the development of law and regulation in this area, as well as to promote a robust and stable financial sector in Singapore, the region and globally.

The Centre is inviting applications from suitable candidates in the field of Banking and Finance Law to carry out research on various legal and regulatory issues relating to banking and financial services and to help with the work of the centre.

Duties

  • Subject to the standard NUS terms as to annual leave, the appointed candidate will be expected to be in residence throughout the term of his or her appointment.
  • The appointed candidate will be expected to develop new research agenda, including undertaking substantial research projects on banking and finance law, leading to publication during his or her term of appointment. Such research may include, but is not limited to, the writing of articles for publication in refereed journals, contributing to book chapters in edited collections, and preparing a monograph or other book for publication. He or she will also be expected to assist in CBFL research projects and initiatives as assigned by the Centre Director.
  • The appointed candidate will be required to present his or her research, and to participate in and contribute to CBFL seminars or reading groups.
  • The appointed candidate will be expected to perform incidental work of an administrative, managerial or editorial nature, including some or all of the following: (i) helping with the substantive content of CBFL events and assisting with publications associated with the events; (ii) serving as editor for the CBFL website (http://law.nus.edu.sg/cbfl/) and updating information; and (iii) producing CBFL working papers and reports, including managing the manuscripts, liaising with authors, ensuring compliance with house style, and doing basic editing.

Benefits

The position will have the following privileges:

1.    The appointed candidate will be posted to the full-time position of Research Assistant / Associate / Fellow/ Post-Doctoral Fellow depending on the candidate’s background and expertise. The appointed candidate will be an employee at NUS Law on a one-year extendable contract. Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the appointee.

2.    The appointed candidate will be eligible to apply for research and conference fund allowances from the Centre to support attendance at academic conferences and field research.

3.    The appointed candidate will be allocated a workstation within the premises of the Faculty.

Requirements

1.  An ideal candidate would be of exceptional calibre, have attained an Honours degree (or equivalent), a Master degree or a doctoral degree in law and/or finance. A focus on banking and finance will be helpful but not essential.

2.  The principal selection criterion will be the applicant’s potential for excellence in research. Existing research work in banking and finance law related areas will be considered favourably. The applicant should submit a proposed research plan for consideration.

3.  The candidate should be exceptionally organized and have an eye for detail. In addition to scholarship, which is a high priority for the position, there will also be administrative responsibilities related to the work of the centre. A strong command of the English language is required.

Application procedure

Applications should be sent by email to lawresearchappt@nus.edu.sg. These must comprise:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications, if any
  • a writing sample
    • academic transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies (these may be unofficial and, if studying for a current degree, please include a list of current courses)
    • at least two referees who may be contacted for a reference
    • research plans for the next one to two years

The deadline for receipt of applications and supporting documents is 13 June 2014, Friday. Applicants will be notified within two months of the deadline on the status of their applications.

 

Gujarat National Law University – Microsoft IPR Chair Professor

Post Title: GNLU-Microsoft IPR Chair Professor Date: 06.12.2013
Monthly Pay: India Rs. 90,000/- (or equivalent amount in foreign currency) Closing Date: Open until filled
Department Research Department This appointment is initially for one year duration with subsequent extension depending upon the performance of the incumbent, needs of the University and renewal of agreement between GNLU & Microsoft for IPR Chair. GNLU retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower consolidated pay, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
Type of Interview Personal Interview
Note Only short listed candidates shall be called for interview

Principal Functions

 
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Research Department and overall direction of the Director, GNLU the Chair shall undertake the following duties in consultation with Microsoft India and GNLU;1)       Initiate, plan, implement and follow-up research activities exclusively in the area of IPR Law and Policy in collaboration with national and international stakeholders including but not limited to law firms, corporate houses, government departments, Public Sector Undertakings, etc.;2)       Carry out doctoral or post-doctoral research, supervision of Master/PhD research to contribute to thought leadership and capacity building amongst  relevant stakeholders of the country3)       Plan and conduct training and extension activities such as workshops, seminars, round-table conferences;4)       Provide input to legislature, executive and judiciary on latest trends and developments in IPR Law and Policy on a regular and upon request basis;5)       Assist in IPR Law and Policy related activities of Microsoft India and GNLU;6)       Contribute towards ensuring that GNLU achieves Knowledge and Research Excellence world-wide in IPR Law and Policy;

7)       Report on an annual and periodic basis to Microsoft India and GNLU on programs and activities, indicators of achievement, results obtained under the Chair;

8)       Performs any other duties as required by the Microsoft India through GNLU and by the GNLU.

Research projects

The Chair shall conduct minimum one study as agreed with Microsoft India, including survey study or an extension project.

Knowledge & Skills:
Essential(i)       PhD in IPR or fields closely associated with IPR Law

OR

(i)       LLM with excellent grade and with research experience of minimum 5 years in fields closely associated with IPR Law and Policy; Possession of PhD may offset the research experience requirement;

(ii)     Good knowledge of latest national and international research trends and developments in IPR Law and Policy field;

(iii)    Ability to conceptualize and organize international training workshops and brainstorming online/on-site discussions apart from teaching;

(iv)    Fluency in English language.

OR

Any outstanding scholar, researcher or practitioner who in the view of the Committee has made significant contribution to knowledge of IPR or who can realize the aim and objectives of the Chair.

 

Desirable

(a)    Experience in the duties of the chair as prescribed; and/or

(b)   Experience in working with international IPR Law and Policy and research and or advocacy agencies, law firms, corporate houses and relevant governmental agencies/departments; and/or

(c)    International exposure and outlook to IPR Law and Policy.

(d)   Experience of research projects in the field of IPR.

*Research Grant, Support facilities and other benefits: a)                    A Research Associate having LLM in IPR and administrative assistant will assist the Chair.b)                   Research Project Grant: INR 200,000 annually for carrying out relevant research project and training.c)                    IPR Depository Grant: INR 150,000 annually for procuring and subscription of IPR books, reports, journals, databases, etc.d)                   INR 190,000 annually for participation in relevant conferences, workshops, travel etc.e)                    One-time grant of INR 100,000 for IT equipment, printer, etc.f)                    Office space, library facility, necessary furniture and fixture and such other amenities required to carry out excellent research and training programs.

g)                   The Chair is initially for one year and may be extended annually for a period of one year at a time, upon satisfactory performance of the Chair and needs and interests as determined by the Microsoft India and the GNLU, with probation of three months in the first year of Chair. The duration shall be decided by the Selection Committee.

h)                   The Chair can avail one day casual leave per month and sick leave as per the circumstances.

i)                     A return economic class airfare between the home place and Ahmedabad will be provided upon joining and separation, during the entire duration of stay, subject to at least one-full year performance of duties.

j)                     A subsidized boarding and lodging at the GNLU may be provided.

k)                   The Chair shall be responsible for all other expenses concerning his/her stay at the GNLU, such as medical insurance, visa fee, etc.

l)                     Depending upon the availability of resources, circumstances and needs of the University and the Microsoft India, the Selection Committee may recommend or adjust terms and conditions in context of attaining the aims and objectives of the Chair.

m)                The Chair shall be considered for all legal and practical purposes a non-employee of the GNLU or the Microsoft India. The holder of the Chair shall have no claim over duration of appointment or any other benefits or entitlements, due to the fact that another chair who is appointed under another scheme enjoys higher or lower level of honorarium, benefits and entitlements.

Applicant shall send

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (including educational qualification, publication records with ISSN/ISBN numbers, as applicable, review of his/her research and other scholarly/IPR policy-oriented works)
  • Research and Training Plan of Action for two years (2014-16) with specific emphasis on potential policy initiatives and executive benefits to government and industry stakeholders.

to the Registrar, Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar 382007, Gujarat (INDIA); Email: or@gnlu.ac.in, tel: +91 (79) 2327 6611 / 12