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The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law invites scholars from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law member institutions to apply to teach an environmental law course during the faculty’s January term sessions in 2013 and 2014. We understand the busy schedules of scholars during teaching terms, we are therefore inviting applications to teach in either the January 2013 term or the January 2014 term at this time in order to assist interested scholars in planning their future teaching commitments. Courses can be on any environmental law topic and can have a comparative, regional or international focus.

The IUCN Secretariat has been located at the Faculty of Law since 2006. To further strengthen the Faculty’s link with the Academy’s member institutions, this teaching opportunity will be offered each year.

January term is a three week intensive session allowing students to immerse themselves in one subject only. Classes meet daily for three hours over the 13 day term. In addition to our own full time professors, the faculty brings in an outstanding group of lawyers, judges and visiting professors from law schools around the world. We have hosted visiting professors from Australia, France, Belgium, Iceland, England, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Mexico, India, Israel, the United States, South Africa, Burundi and Poland. January term professors attend special lectures and January term social events. They form a special community of scholars.

Remuneration is $10,000 CAN with an additional $5,000 CAN to cover receipted travel and living expenses. Visiting professors must apply for visa and work permits as required.

Applications should be sent by March 15, 2012, directly to Vice Dean Professor Craig Forcese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa Ontario Canada, K1N 6N5.

Applications should include an up-to-date C.V., a list of courses previously taught, a course description including teaching materials and the evaluation method, and a course outline or syllabus. Please also indicate the year that you apply to teach. We will also ask you to identify two references, with contact numbers.

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law welcomes this as an opportunity for its students and professors to be enriched by the participation of IUCN Academy scholars.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Winnie Carruth of the IUCN Academy Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..