Assistant Professor of Law

Thompson Rivers University

Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Instructional Type
Academic/Career(max 24 credits)
Faculty Type
Tenure Track
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)

Welcome to the BC Interior

Thompson Rivers University is located in Kamloops, British Columbia. Life in the sunny interior of British Columbia provides immediate access to some of the most incredible outdoor experiences Canada has to offer ranging from winter sports at Sun Peaks Resort, to some of Canada’s best mountain biking and hiking trails, walking distance from TRU. Located between the Coastal and Rocky Mountains, Kamloops is within 30 minutes from hundreds of beautiful freshwater lakes, and only 3 hours from Vancouver. With a relatively mild winter and spectacularly warm and dry summers, Kamloops offers a high quality of life. A city with less than 100,000 residents, it is served by an airport, a hospital, a university, a WHL hockey team and yet still maintains a small-town feel where one never commutes longer than 10 minutes. It is a safe community to raise a family and maintains reasonable housing prices.


Invitation to Apply

The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University invite applications from candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and collegial governance. We expect to fill one position, subject to budgetary approval. The position will be a bipartite tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Teaching Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will be a faculty member of both the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Law and will contribute to teaching and service in both faculties. The appointment is expected to start on September 1, 2023.


About Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University is located in the stunning natural beauty of British Columbia’s Thompson Valley, in unceded Secwepemc territory. With over 25,000 on-campus and online students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in eight diverse faculties, TRU celebrates academic excellence and excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities. TRU delivers graduate and undergraduate programs in Business, Law, Nursing, Education, Computer Science and Arts and Science. Our students and faculty reflect the local, national, and global community. TRU provides a rich and engaging student-centred environment where students and faculty know each other by name.  TRU strives to create inclusive and rewarding student experiences, both on and off campus.


About the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

With over 2000 on-campus students the School of Business and Economics is the largest business school in the interior of British Columbia, offering undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate programs in business and economics including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM), Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MSEEM). Gaglardi is also Thompson Rivers University’s largest faculty. What makes the school special is that even with its size it maintains a collaborative environment, with support provided to assist professors with both research and teaching. More information about the faculty can be found at


The Department of Management, International Business, Information and Supply Chain is one of five departments in the School of Business and Economics. It is a supportive and collegial team, with eight full-time faculty members. MISC delivers both core courses to all BBA, graduate, and post baccalaureate students, and manages the Supply Chain and International Business majors and post baccalaureate programs.


About the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is a dynamic, progressive, and respected law school with a strong and dedicated group of full-time faculty members. We benefit from the contributions of highly talented lawyers and judges as sessional lecturers, moot coaches, and mentors. Our alumni have succeeded in interesting and varied career paths. We have state-of-the-art facilities in an award-winning new building with bright, modern classrooms, and student study spaces. More information about the faculty can be found at


What TRU Offers

TRU offers competitive salary, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan, professional development funds and sabbaticals outlined by the TRUFA collective agreement. The School of Business and Economics and TRU provide researchers the opportunity to apply to a variety of research funding sources available. TRU’s classrooms and offices are located on a spectacular campus with panoramic views of the Thompson Rivers and surrounding mountains. Nestled between hiking trails of Kenna Cartwright Park and within walking distance of downtown, TRU offers a country in the city feeling that is unlike any other university.


We seek applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in the fields of Management and Law. Ordinarily, applicants must have a JD (or equivalent), an LLM (or equivalent), and at least an MBA (or equivalent), university teaching experience in a business school or law school, and an interest in teaching First Nations governance, economic development, business, and taxation. Applicants must demonstrate excellent knowledge of a variety of management topics and strong teaching skills for consideration. Applicants should also have the ability and willingness to contribute to the intellectual and scholarly life of both faculties and the university more generally.


Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following:


  • a letter of application identifying areas of interest in teaching
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • transcripts of all university studies (undergraduate and graduate)
  • the names of three academic referees
  • course teaching evaluation reports (if available).


Applications must be submitted via the TRU online submission process.



Questions about this posting can be addressed in confidence to:

  • Dr Nancy Southin (Department Chair of the Management, Information & Supply Chain Department at the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics) at


  • Dr Robert Chambers (Department Chair in the Faculty of Law) at


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

TRU is committed to building and fostering an inclusive environment. TRU continuously strives to increase the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from all, including those who identify as Indigenous, from visible minorities, those having disabilities and from persons of any sexual and gender identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. As per Canadian immigration requirements, preference will also be given Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The university will assist any candidate who requires assistance to accommodate disabilities during the recruitment process. If required, please notify us of your request with your application.

Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics -> Department of Management, Information, and Supply Chain
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.