Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

For those committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession, Texas A&M University School of Law announces the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M University School of Law.

The ACES program is a two-year fellowship designed to help early career legal scholars get the training and mentoring necessary to become successful members of the legal academy. Funded by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and administered by the University’s Office for Diversity, the fellowship is designed to help early career scholars who are strongly committed to diversity.

The position has a light teaching load (one class per year) to enable the Fellow to focus on advancing their research agenda, scholarship (including at least one published article), and other necessary skills in anticipation of seeking a tenure-track, faculty position on the law school teaching market. Faculty are committed to providing the mentoring necessary to help the Fellow to succeed on the legal academic job market and in the legal academy.


–24-month term, starting between July 1- August 10, 2022. 

–Teach one class per year

–$60,000 annual salary plus benefits

–$4,500 annual travel and development fund

–Reimbursement of moving expenses

–Eligibility:  Must have earned JD or PhD degree between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022

–Applications are due by February 1, 2022; more information about the position (including application information) is here.

Thomas MitchellBrendan Maher, and Huyen Pham are on the appointments committee for this fellowship.  Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions. 

Aboriginal & Indigenous Law Faculty Posting for Lakehead University

Tenure Track Position – Aboriginal and Indigenous Law Curriculum

Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law invites applications for a tenure track position to teach within the Aboriginal and Indigenous Law curriculum. Rank of appointment is commensurate with qualifications, teaching, and research. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Aboriginal and Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will have teaching and research expertise in Indigenous legal traditions. Given the Faculty’s presence in Anishinaabe and Métis territory, preference will be given to qualified candidates with research and teaching expertise in either Anishinaabe law or Métis law or both. The Faculty invites candidates to discuss their experience engaging with the language, worldview, traditions, and protocols of an Indigenous people, and the ways in which their teaching and research address the relationship between Indigenous laws and Indigenous languages, worldviews, traditions, and protocols, where such is the case. The Faculty encourages applications from candidates who employ Indigenous pedagogy in their teaching, including land-based pedagogy.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law has a tripartite mandate, which includes a focus on Aboriginal and Indigenous law, natural resources and environmental law, and rural and small firm practice. The Faculty’s Integrated Practice Curriculum incorporates the requirement of articling into the Faculty’s three-year program. The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved the Integrated Practice Curriculum; as a result, successful graduates may be called to the bar in Ontario without completing a separate period of articles. Our faculty have experience practicing law, and many of our courses include skills-based exercises. The Faculty encourages applications from those who have experience in the practice of Indigenous law, and who can incorporate Indigenous skills exercise into their courses.

Applicants must have a law degree, and preference will be given to those who also have a graduate degree in law. Complete applications will consist of the following:

  • a cover letter that includes a teaching and research statement;
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • Law transcripts;
  • up to two samples of published research; and,
  • the names and email addresses of three referees.

Complete applications should be sent to:
Dean Angelique EagleWoman
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1

If you have questions about this position, please feel free to contact Dean EagleWoman, at Review of the applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form should be submitted with the application.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Room UC0003, Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1 (807) 343-8334 or e-mail

MSU Conference: Neocolonial Inscription and Performance of American Indian Identity in American Higher Education: Oct. 16-17

The conference will attempt to address and review issues of American Indian identity in higher education.  Through this process, we hope to create and expand inter-community, inter-institutional and public dialogue on American Indians in higher education.  The two day conference will examine key issues such as tribal sovereignty, faculty hiring, current university practices allowing self-identification, and explore who should represent American Indians in American Indian higher education programs and departments.

As a result of this conference, we hope to make MSU a better community, a more honest community, a place where diversity engenders not only inclusion in name, but where diversity includes, reflects and respects diverse ways of knowing and thinking, as well as diverse means for reception, delivery and acceptance of cultural competencies and production.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Cornel Pewewardy

The Honorable Steve Russell