The beautifully located University of Victoria law school has posted a tenure stream position targeting Labour and Employment Law. Here is the job posting.
My former colleague in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Ph.D program (Professor Freya Kodar) is chairing the recruitment committee. This posting comes on the heels of the departure of Professor Judy Fudge, who took at post in England.
I’ve noted in a previous post [The State of the Labour Law Academy (It Ain’t Good) ] the sad state of the legal academy in labour and employment law that Judy’s departure left not a single labour law professor in British Columbia. [Which might explain why the executive Osgoode LLM I direct in the field regularly attracts students from B.C. and Alberta]. Let’s hope some exciting or aspiring labour law prof is successful in winning this position. British Columbia, where I first practice labour and employment law, is at the epicentre of so much that happens in labour and employment law. It’s a travesty that not a single expert academic in labour and employment law calls the province home. We need more labour law academics in Western Canada, don’t you think?
ADDENDUM: STOP THE PRESSES!!!
There is a second job posting for a labour and employment law professor in Canada! This new one is at Queens Faculty of Law in Kingston, which has a long tradition of strong labour law academics.
Although the posting does not explicitly set out the areas of focus, I have it on high authority that labour and employment is one of the areas of need. I have my figures crossed that these two jobs will be filled by upcoming labour and employment law professors or maybe even experienced laterals. The deadline is listed as September 30 (next Tuesday!), but hopefully there’s some flexibility on that. If you’re interested, contact the folks at Queens (or maybe Kevin Banks, who may have information for labour law folks).
Spread the word.