Job: Assistant Professor in Health Law and Pharmacy at the University of Alberta

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic Appointment in Health Law and Pharmacy

The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta are seeking applications for one tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to be shared between Law and Pharmacy.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be based in the Faculty of Law and 75% of the individual’s teaching and service responsibilities will be in the Faculty of Law, but the individual will also have 25% of his or her teaching and service responsibilities in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The teaching responsibilities in pharmacy will concern the legal and ethical responsibilities of pharmacists.

ABOUT THE FACULTY OF LAW: The Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta is celebrating its Centenary during the 2012-2013 academic year. It is proud of its tradition of excellence in preparing students for the practice of law, the distinction of its contributions to research and public service, and the success of its graduates. The Faculty is one of Canada’s foremost law schools and is dedicated to enhancing its international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.

ABOUT THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers one of the strongest BSc pharmacy degree programs in Canada. The Faculty annually admits 130 student pharmacists, and currently has 57 graduate students. The first class of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students will begin in September 2013.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in law. Preference will be given to applicants with a health law background and/or health law related Ph.D., or in the process of completing a Ph.D. or equivalent. Candidates should have a strong record or aptitude for research and publication, experience or interest in teaching at a post-secondary level and experience or interest in working with interdisciplinary research teams. Experience or interest in collaborative research with pharmacy is particularly encouraged.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled, but short-listing of candidates will commence on March 8, 2013.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications should include a cover letter with a brief description of previous research, teaching experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, the names of at least three referees, and samples of publications or other writing. Applications must be sent, preferably in electronic form, to:

Dean Philip Bryden
Faculty of Law
485 Law Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB CANADA T6G 2H5
Telephone: 780 492 5590
Fax: 780 492 4924
Email: deanoflaw [at]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


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