December 5, 2021


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Dean, School of Legislation (Widespread Regulation Segment) job with University of Ottawa

Alternatives and problems

As the major and just one of the top law educational institutions in Canada, the
Faculty of Law (Popular Legislation Segment) will welcome its following Dean as a
dynamic and transformation chief who will perform collaboratively
inside of the School and the University to attain the formidable
goals of the Widespread Legislation Section’s strategic prepare,
Excellence, Management and Group:  Strategic Program
, in alignment with the University’s approach, Transformation
, to increase its status as a environment-course place
for lawful education and learning and analysis.    

As the only legislation faculty to provide a Widespread Legislation degree in the two
English and French, its bilingual character is a foundational
characteristic of the Common Law Portion. With the Calls to Action arising
from the Fact and Reconciliation Commission, the College is
compelled to guide in the region of tri-juridical lawful exploration and
training. As constraints are lifted, the COVID-19 pandemic
presents a singular possibility for the new Dean to lead the
College to innovate and boost in the places of tutorial
programming, student encounter and exploration.


Reporting specifically to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Affairs, the Dean is an integral member of the University’s senior
management team. The Dean has oversight responsibility for all
elements of the interior administration of the College and
represents the School both equally nationally and internationally. The
Dean delivers inspirational management to enhance the Faculty’s
regional, nationwide and intercontinental standing and is effective with the
Faculty’s management workforce to set the strategic eyesight and
priorities for the next stage of its advancement. As the head and
ambassador of the College, the Dean also represents and promotes it
to exterior stakeholders which include the authorized job, alumni and
supporters, and is predicted to consider an active role in boosting resources
in aid of the Faculty’s actions and jobs. 

The College of Law at uOttawa is recognized for its influence on
policy and laws at the two provincial and federal stages, and
professors routinely show up prior to parliamentary committees and as
counsel at appellate and Supreme Court of Canada hearings. The Dean
ought to be dedicated to community outreach and engagement with the
group, increasing the attain of the College through public
service, awareness mobilisation and dynamic engagement with local
and world communities.

The profitable prospect will motivate the College community
to strive for exceptional achievements in instructing and investigation, to
recruit and keep extraordinary professors and pupils, and to
draw in funding from a wide variety of resources, thereby enabling the
School to boost its standing on the countrywide and international


The Dean will have an remarkable report of scholarly
accomplishments mixed with significant knowledge in
administration and demonstrated effectiveness as a chief. The Dean
will have solid interpersonal and conversation capabilities and have
expertise with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary academic
applications and exploration. 

Key practical experience and competencies

Knowledge and knowledge

  • An superior degree in frequent legislation or a cognate discipline, or
    pertinent practical experience in the lawful profession
  • Know-how and knowing of analysis-intensive universities
    and the exceptional mission of prevalent law faculties, and authorized training
    as a qualified system, inside of such institutions
  • Interdisciplinary eyesight and point of view to collaborate with
    other models of the College in acquiring ground breaking systems and
  • Strategic vision and inspirational leadership, coupled with a
    confirmed skill to nurture sound associations, foster
    collaboration, and mobilize stakeholders and colleagues as a result of
    innovation and neighborhood engagement
  • Information and experience of the authorized occupation and how very best
    to align and boost the compatibility of academic aims of
    the School and the career
  • A established dedication to:
    • the distinct Calls to Action from the Fact and Reconciliation
      Commission that pertain to legislation faculties and legal instruction
    • all factors of equity, diversity and inclusion, such as the
      ongoing perform of antiracism within just the School of Law
    • bilingualism and assist for the Popular Legislation packages in equally
      English and French
    • mental health and wellness as foundational values inside of the
  • An professional supervisor with a tested track record in alter
    management, modern and entrepreneurial initiatives and
    big-scale tasks
  • An comprehending and appreciation of the responsibility for
    finances administration and fiscal sustainability
  • Pertinent working experience of fundraising and interacting with the
    philanthropic group

Competencies and individual qualities

  • Dynamic and transformational leadership capacity
  • Empathetic, collaborative, unifying and inclusive leadership
    design in interacting with pupils, school, personnel, alumni and all
    stakeholders of the College
  • Potent motivation to larger schooling and its relevance to
    social, cultural and economic development
  • Great teamwork, group-building and negotiating techniques
  • Entrepreneurial and decisive attitude
  • Imagination, tact, diplomacy and political savvy
  • Humility and an eagerness to assistance workers and faculty in
    furthering their have aspirations to realize achievements
  • Potent skills for arranging, preparing and running
  • Ability to emphasis on strategic targets, to innovate and
    mobilize assets and to promote alter
  • Functionality to produce effective partnerships with other
    Faculties and external stakeholders
  • Keen fascination in the pupils and a potent will to have interaction in
    campus daily life and to boost the pupil working experience
  • Confirmed expertise in speaking obviously and cogently to
    different audiences
  • Demonstrable determination to fostering a work setting based
    on inclusion, respect, and recognition
  • Bilingualism in English and French at a experienced degree is a
    need for this posture.

College of Ottawa

Found on the unceded ancestral territory of the Algonquin
Nation, the University of Ottawa is a major analysis university
featuring a complete vary of educational programs. Started in 1848, it is
now the biggest French-English bilingual university in the globe,
with nine faculties and 45,000 students enrolled in its
undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs. It is among the
best 10 investigation universities in Canada, and ranks 145th in the
Moments Higher Schooling World College Rankings.  

To understand far more about the College of Ottawa, stop by our web site

Faculty of Law (Popular Regulation Section)

With in excess of 1,100 college students, the University of Ottawa’s Typical Law
Part is the major regulation faculty in Canada, and the only school in
the environment that presents Typical Law systems in English and French
(JD English, JD French and the JD – Countrywide Method, and a variety
of merged programs).  The School is situated inside strolling
length of the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Courtroom of Canada,
and a amount of courts and tribunals, the School has obtain to
plan makers and legal experts that make the uOttawa college student
knowledge special. The school in the Typical Law Part
consists of many nationally and internationally recognized students,
which includes two Canada Research Chairs centered on engineering and legislation,
6 College Research Chairs, and 5 Endowed Chairs and
Distinguished Professorships, together with the Hyman Soloway Chair in
Enterprise and Trade Regulation, the Neuberger-Jesin Intercontinental Conflict
Resolution Professorship and the Shirley Greenberg Professor of
Women and the Lawful Career.

The Frequent Legislation Segment provides specialisations-in-Regulation and
Technological innovation, Intercontinental Legislation, Well being Legislation, Environmental Regulation,
General public Regulation, Indigenous Lawful Experiments, Legislation and Social Justice, and
Dispute Resolution, and is acknowledged globally for the educating and
analysis of these specialties. The Common Regulation Part is
especially regarded for its results in intercontinental mooting
competitions and “hands on” legal clinics for pupils, together with
the College of Ottawa Lawful Clinic, uOttawa-Ecojustice
Environmental Law Clinic, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet
Plan and General public Fascination Clinic, uOttawa Business enterprise Law Clinic,
Human Legal rights Analysis and Education and learning Centre, and the Ian G. Scott
Courtroom. The consequence is a vibrant Regulation Faculty giving
courses and practicums that are unique in Canada, and specifically
applicable to the difficulties confronted by modern society right now.

Graduate reports in the Faculty of legislation (Common Legislation Area) are
presented jointly with the College of Law (Civil Regulation Area) and
provide loaded options for comparative authorized analysis in both equally of
Canada’s formal languages. 


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The University of Ottawa is an equal option employer.
We strongly stimulate applications from females, Indigenous people,
individuals with disabilities and users of seen minorities. In
retaining with Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration Canada
specifications, all certified individuals are invited to implement.

Having said that, choice will be supplied to Canadian citizens and
long lasting residents.

The University of Ottawa is happy of its about 160-yr
tradition of bilingualism. At the time of their appointment,
customers of senior management are expected to have the capacity to
perform in a bilingual (French and English) environment.