August 11, 2022


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Dean, School of Regulation (Popular Regulation Part) position with College of Ottawa

Prospects and challenges

As the most significant and just one of the foremost regulation colleges in Canada, the
Faculty of Legislation (Common Regulation Segment) will welcome its future Dean as a
dynamic and transformation chief who will get the job done collaboratively
inside of the Faculty and the University to realize the formidable
aims of the Prevalent Legislation Section’s strategic approach,
Excellence, Management and Community:  Strategic Prepare
, in alignment with the University’s plan, Transformation
, to greatly enhance its status as a planet-class vacation spot
for legal education and learning and investigation.    

As the only law school to present a Popular Legislation degree in both equally
English and French, its bilingual character is a foundational
feature of the Typical Law Part. With the Phone calls to Action arising
from the Fact and Reconciliation Fee, the College is
compelled to lead in the location of tri-juridical authorized investigate and
educating. As limitations are lifted, the COVID-19 pandemic
offers a singular prospect for the new Dean to guide the
College to innovate and greatly enhance in the spots of tutorial
programming, pupil working experience and investigate.


Reporting instantly to the Provost and Vice-President, Tutorial
Affairs, the Dean is an integral member of the University’s senior
leadership group. The Dean has oversight duty for all
features of the inside administration of the School and
represents the Faculty each nationally and internationally. The
Dean offers inspirational leadership to boost the Faculty’s
regional, countrywide and worldwide standing and performs with the
Faculty’s leadership workforce to set the strategic eyesight and
priorities for the following phase of its growth. As the head and
ambassador of the College, the Dean also signifies and promotes it
to outside the house stakeholders together with the lawful occupation, alumni and
supporters, and is envisioned to choose an energetic role in boosting funds
in assistance of the Faculty’s things to do and assignments. 

The Faculty of Legislation at uOttawa is recognised for its affect on
plan and legislation at each provincial and federal degrees, and
professors consistently show up ahead of parliamentary committees and as
counsel at appellate and Supreme Court docket of Canada hearings. The Dean
need to be committed to community outreach and engagement with the
group, growing the reach of the Faculty as a result of community
assistance, know-how mobilisation and dynamic engagement with area
and global communities.

The successful applicant will motivate the University local community
to try for excellent achievements in instructing and investigation, to
recruit and retain extraordinary professors and pupils, and to
draw in funding from a variety of resources, thus enabling the
Faculty to boost its standing on the national and intercontinental


The Dean will have an remarkable document of scholarly
accomplishments merged with significant expertise in
administration and demonstrated success as a leader. The Dean
will possess sturdy interpersonal and interaction techniques and have
encounter with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary educational
applications and study. 

Key knowledge and competencies

Expertise and knowledge

  • An sophisticated diploma in widespread legislation or a cognate self-control, or
    suitable knowledge in the legal career
  • Knowledge and knowledge of analysis-intense universities
    and the one of a kind mission of frequent law schools, and legal education
    as a experienced plan, in these kinds of establishments
  • Interdisciplinary eyesight and point of view to collaborate with
    other units of the University in creating progressive systems and
  • Strategic eyesight and inspirational management, coupled with a
    tested capability to nurture sound associations, foster
    collaboration, and mobilize stakeholders and colleagues as a result of
    innovation and neighborhood engagement
  • Know-how and encounter of the legal job and how best
    to align and market the compatibility of educational goals of
    the Faculty and the occupation
  • A demonstrated motivation to:
    • the unique Calls to Motion from the Truth of the matter and Reconciliation
      Commission that pertain to law schools and lawful education and learning
    • all elements of fairness, diversity and inclusion, which includes the
      ongoing perform of antiracism inside the College of Law
    • bilingualism and support for the Typical Legislation programs in both equally
      English and French
    • mental well being and wellness as foundational values within just the
  • An professional manager with a confirmed track history in adjust
    management, ground breaking and entrepreneurial initiatives and
    massive-scale projects
  • An comprehension and appreciation of the obligation for
    finances administration and fiscal sustainability
  • Suitable practical experience of fundraising and interacting with the
    philanthropic group

Abilities and individual attributes

  • Dynamic and transformational leadership capability
  • Empathetic, collaborative, unifying and inclusive leadership
    style in interacting with pupils, college, personnel, alumni and all
    stakeholders of the Faculty
  • Strong dedication to greater schooling and its significance to
    social, cultural and financial development
  • Outstanding teamwork, crew-setting up and negotiating competencies
  • Entrepreneurial and decisive mentality
  • Creativity, tact, diplomacy and political savvy
  • Humility and an eagerness to assistance employees and school in
    furthering their personal aspirations to reach results
  • Potent techniques for organizing, scheduling and running
  • Capacity to concentration on strategic targets, to innovate and
    mobilize assets and to market adjust
  • Functionality to produce productive partnerships with other
    Colleges and external stakeholders
  • Keen fascination in the college students and a sturdy will to have interaction in
    campus existence and to boost the scholar encounter
  • Demonstrated competencies in communicating obviously and cogently to
    diverse audiences
  • Demonstrable commitment to fostering a operate ecosystem centered
    on inclusion, regard, and recognition
  • Bilingualism in English and French at a skilled amount is a
    prerequisite for this place.

University of Ottawa

Positioned on the unceded ancestral territory of the Algonquin
Country, the University of Ottawa is a main exploration college
supplying a entire assortment of tutorial courses. Launched in 1848, it is
now the most significant French-English bilingual college in the environment,
with 9 schools and 45,000 students enrolled in its
undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs. It is amongst the
major 10 investigation universities in Canada, and ranks 145th in the
Instances Better Instruction Entire world University Rankings.  

To learn more about the College of Ottawa, pay a visit to our website

School of Law (Typical Law Area)

With in excess of 1,100 college students, the University of Ottawa’s Common Law
Section is the most significant legislation school in Canada, and the only college in
the environment that presents Prevalent Legislation courses in English and French
(JD English, JD French and the JD – Countrywide Plan, and a range
of combined courses).  The School is positioned within just walking
length of the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Court docket of Canada,
and a variety of courts and tribunals, the Faculty has accessibility to
coverage makers and legal specialists that make the uOttawa college student
working experience exceptional. The school in the Widespread Regulation Area
incorporates numerous nationally and internationally identified scholars,
which include two Canada Study Chairs focused on technological know-how and regulation,
six University Exploration Chairs, and five Endowed Chairs and
Distinguished Professorships, such as the Hyman Soloway Chair in
Small business and Trade Law, the Neuberger-Jesin International Conflict
Resolution Professorship and the Shirley Greenberg Professor of
Ladies and the Authorized Career.

The Prevalent Regulation Area presents specialisations-in-Regulation and
Technologies, Intercontinental Regulation, Health and fitness Regulation, Environmental Regulation,
General public Legislation, Indigenous Lawful Scientific studies, Legislation and Social Justice, and
Dispute Resolution, and is recognized globally for the teaching and
study of these specialties. The Prevalent Law Part is
especially recognised for its success in international mooting
competitions and “hands on” lawful clinics for students, like
the University of Ottawa Lawful Clinic, uOttawa-Ecojustice
Environmental Law Clinic, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Net
Coverage and Community Curiosity Clinic, uOttawa Organization Legislation Clinic,
Human Rights Investigate and Instruction Centre, and the Ian G. Scott
Courtroom. The end result is a vibrant Regulation Faculty giving
packages and practicums that are exceptional in Canada, and particularly
relevant to the challenges confronted by modern society currently.

Graduate scientific tests in the Faculty of law (Common Law Section) are
provided jointly with the Faculty of Regulation (Civil Regulation Portion) and
supply rich chances for comparative legal research in both of
Canada’s formal languages. 


If you feel you match the profile we are searching for, be sure to
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advance all individuals who use. Consideration of nominations,
apps and expressions of fascination will start off promptly and
continue right until an appointment is built.

The University of Ottawa is an equal possibility employer.
We strongly inspire programs from ladies, Indigenous individuals,
people with disabilities and users of noticeable minorities. In
maintaining with Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration Canada
demands, all capable persons are invited to use.

However, preference will be offered to Canadian citizens and
long term inhabitants.

The College of Ottawa is very pleased of its in excess of 160-12 months
tradition of bilingualism. At the time of their appointment,
members of senior management are expected to have the potential to
functionality in a bilingual (French and English) placing.