Faculty of Law: Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Digital Information Law & Policy

Posted February 11, 2021

Academic Employment Opportunity #20-16

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will commence by March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Law invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Information Law and Policy. This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. This position has an anticipated start date of May 1, 2022 or such other date as may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Absent exceptional circumstances, UNB requires the successful applicant to have a doctorate in law or a JD/LLB/equivalent and a doctorate in a related discipline, as well as a record of (or significant potential for) excellence in university research and teaching. Relevant professional experience would also be an asset. The Chair will establish a research program that focuses on legal and policy issues of digital information in a networked society. This broad area includes matters such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and online business, digital democracy, privacy and online harms, internet regulation, digital surveillance, and cybercrime. The Chair's research may emphasize doctrinal, technological, societal, ethical, or other dimensions of digital information law and policy. The Chair's research program should align with the strategic plans of the University of New Brunswick and the Faculty of Law, as well as the overall mandate of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). The Chair will also contribute to the Faculty of Law's teaching (up to one full course per year) and service needs.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination) acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., and/or where applicable exceptional circumstances are present, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the CRC Program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Heidi Van Wart (crc@unb.ca) for more information.

UNB recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental, illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. Leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

UNB, with campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, has been nurturing discovery and innovation for over 200 years. The Faculty of Law, located on the beautiful Fredericton campus, offers a JD and a JD/MBA program. UNB also offers an interdisciplinary PhD. The faculty is undergoing significant renewal, with interdisciplinarity figuring prominently in its growth plans. The Chair will work with the CIC (also on the Fredericton campus) and other UNB units (e.g., Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Management, Gregg Centre for War and Society) to position UNB as a centre for excellence in digital information law and policy, and in related areas.

Please send applications to the attention of Michael Marin, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, at the email address below. Include a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests and goals; your CV (with publications hyperlinked to online versions, where possible); and three academic references with their contact information. Review of applications will commence by March 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
PO Box 4400, 41 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5A3
+1 506.453.4627 lawdean@unb.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The offer of an appointment is conditional upon a successful outcome of the CRC nomination.

UNB ensures that employment opportunities are accessible to all applicants. To request accommodations at any stage in the recruitment and hiring process, please contact UNB's Recruitment & Employee Experience Specialist at 506-453-4648 or hrandod@unb.ca.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all candidates who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We recognize that career paths are not always linear, particularly for individuals from marginalized groups, and we encourage applicants to explain the impact any career interruptions may have had on their research history. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.