Call for Expressions of Interest: International Schulich Law Visiting Scholar Program

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February, 17, 2020

The successful International Schulich Law Visiting Scholar will spend a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of one term in residence at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. To facilitate active participation in the life of the law school, the Schulich Scholar must be in residence during the academic year, either between September and November 2020 or January to March 2021. The goal of the International Schulich Law Visiting Scholar program is to support and expand international research collaborations and academic exchange, with a focus on early to mid-career scholars who hold academic appointments in the Global South.

As part of their visit, the Schulich Scholar will be expected to conduct independent research, contribute a presentation to the faculty seminar series, hold sessions with the graduate students, and explore new research directions among Schulich Law faculty members and international partners. Depending on interest and expertise, the Visiting Schulich Scholar may also be invited to teach a seminar or intensive course at the law school.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of and a commitment to research. Applicants will be asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), statement of proposed research (approximately 1000 words), along with a cover letter outlining their objectives for the visit that identifies potential linkages to current Schulich Law research initiatives or faculty. They may, but are not required to, make contact with individual faculty in advance.

The successful candidate or candidates will receive an honorarium of between $10,000 CAD and $20,000 CAD, depending on the length of their stay and contributions to teaching, and will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and living expenses. Visiting scholars will have shared access to office space, library privileges, and will have a faculty host for the visit.

About the Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region. We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach and provide leadership in law schools both nationally and internationally, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, serve in courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations. We have always been known for, and are proud of, our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition.

We embrace interdisciplinary and international research and engagement, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to both JD and graduate students and to teaching and learning excellence. We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world. We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at and Research at the Schulich School of Law at

How to Apply

Applications, including a statement of proposed research activities, cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of two referees, should be forwarded by March 27, 2020 for fullest consideration, to: Associate Dean, Research, Sara Seck Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University 6061 University Ave. P.O. Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Fax: (902) 494-2102