Teaching Fellow Position - Faculty of Law

Teaching Fellow Position
Posting date: March 30, 2015
Closing date: April 7, 2015
The Faculty of Law, Queen’s University requests applications from suitably qualified graduate students
interested in a teaching fellow position for the following course:
Law 135AB, 136AB: Introduction to Legal Skills
The ILS course will offer first-year students a comprehensive introduction to Lawyering Skills,
including skills they will need as students, such as legal research and writing; and skills they will
need as lawyers, such as drafting legal documents, dealing with clients and client files, ethics,
and introduction to oral advocacy. This is a full-year course, and will include large lecture
sessions as well as small group work and experience-based learning. Students will be asked to
complete a series of assignments that will increase in complexity as the year progresses.
Applicants must have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction, and expertise in the topics of study
in the course, including experience with the legal research and writing tools relevant to the practice and
study of law in Canada. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the PhD program who have
completed their Qualifying Examination and who have experience in the practice of law. The applicant
must have excellent interpersonal skills and a superb command of written and spoken English. Each
instructor will lead two small tutorial group sessions scheduled on separate days of the week, and in
addition will deliver some plenary sessions. These teaching duties, together with office hours to meet
with students, will require the incumbent to be on campus a minimum of two days a week during the
fall and winter teaching terms.
Graduate Teachings Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen's University are governed by the
Collective Agreement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows between PSAC Local 901 and
Queen's University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Appointments
are subject to enrolment figures and budgetary approval.
Interested persons are asked to submit their application addressed to Lisa Dufraimont, Associate Dean
(Academic), Queen’s University Faculty of Law care of Nancy Somers at the email address below. The
application should include an up-to-date C.V., a copy of all university transcript(s), a teaching dossier or
statement of teaching experience or interest, a writing sample and the names of two referees who may
be contacted.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including
accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require
accommodation during the application process, please contact Nancy Somers, Academic Manager.
For additional details and information on the position and to submit applications, please contact Nancy
Somers, Academic Program Manager at:
Nancy Somers, Academic Program Manager
Queen’s University Faculty of Law
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 75318
Email: [email protected]