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Full-Time Professor of Canon Law

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Administrative Unit : Canon Law
Supervisor : Dean, Faculty of Canon Law
Hours :

Functions :

Catholic and bilingual (English and French) institution and an apostolate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Saint Paul University is dedicated primarily to an understanding of the integration of Christian faith and life, and to promoting Christian values. It promotes excellence on teaching, research, and professional formation. (Candidates are invited to consult the complete text of the University’s Mission Statement.)

The University and its Faculty of Canon Law are rooted in the Catholic tradition and governed by the statutes of Sapientia Christiana, the apostolic constitution of St. Pope John Paul II on ecclesiastical universities and faculties, and the Statutes of Saint Paul University.

The Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) or higher rank (depending on qualifications).


  • Teach courses full-time in the Faculty of Canon Law, including preparation of courses and the marking of examinations
  • Being available to students
  • Canonical research required for continual updating of teaching and publication of research in peer reviewed journals
  • Supervise and oversee graduate students’ research
  • Participate in administrative functions/committees of Saint Paul University, the Faculty of Canon Law, the University of Ottawa
  • Serve as a member of the Faculty Council
  • Habitual presence on the campus of Saint Paul University
  • Active engagement at Saint Paul University

Experience :

  • Doctorate in canon law from a pontifical ecclesiastical faculty
  • Proficiency in both official languages (English and French), or willingness and capacity to become bilingual before receiving tenure

Salary: Salary and possibility of promotion according to the collective agreement between Saint Paul University and the Professors’ Association of Saint Paul University.

Starting date: January 1, 2018 (earliest) or July 1, 2018 (latest)

Applications, including curriculum vitae, official transcripts, list of publications, and three (3) letters of recommendation should be submitted by July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin shortly after that date and will continue until the position is filled.

Monsignor John A. Renken

Dean, Faculty of Canon Law

Saint Paul University

223 Main Street

Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4

Applications are encouraged from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this position is open to Canadian and non-Canadian citizens, but priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who meet the qualifications for the position.