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The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Ariel F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights

Requisition: req3492

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time Ariel F. Sallows Chair of Human Rights with the College of Law. The successful candidate for the Chair will possess academic credentials suitable for academic appointment including an established record of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will reside in Saskatoon during their tenure in the Chair and will be expected to enliven the intellectual life of the faculty by pursuing a research program, teaching one courses or seminar, giving a public lecture and the organization and hosting of a conference. Appropriate administrative and financial support will be provided to the chair holder, especially concerning research and outreach activities.

As the oldest law school in western Canada, the College of Law has had a distinguished and venerable history. We graduate leaders in a host of different areas with alumni holding judicial, political, academic, private and public sector positions at the highest levels in a number of different regions within the country and beyond. The law school is committed to providing its students with rich learning opportunities, including from distinguished visiting scholars in our three endowed chairs.  Our faculty members are award-winning teachers, recognized for their teaching innovation and effectiveness. The College of Law has embraced the interdisciplinary opportunities presented by being part of a major research-intensive university. This fact is reflected in the value the law school attributes to the creation and dissemination of diverse forms of knowledge and the use of that knowledge to better the human condition.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


We are seeking candidates who have made distinguished contributions to research or practice in human rights. The College has always taken a broad view of human rights scholarship and welcomes academics from related disciplines to apply. The College enjoys strong interdisciplinary links with other academic units on campus, specifically the Graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability. Consequently, human rights scholars whose work intersects with these areas may find the prospect of collaboration with members of the University’s academic community particularly appealing. Minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Tenure will normally be for one year but a shorter term can be discussed.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877, with a higher starting salary in rare and exceptional circumstances pursuant to Article of the 2014-2017 USFA Collective Agreement (

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Martin Phillipson, Dean of Law

15 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A6
Telephone: (306) 966-5910

Applications will start being considered immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The College will also consider applications from individuals who may wish to take up the position on July 1, 2020. 

This position is in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA).

Open Date: 11/5/2018

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.