Lecturer in French Law, Essex Law School

University of Essex
February 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Lecturer in French Law, Essex Law School

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£43,414 - £51,805 per annum (pro rata for part-time)

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Permanent, Full-time (Job share considered)

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for Research Power (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021), Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously. As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students with a blend of experiential learning. The School promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of its work. Since its creation in 2002, our award-winning English and French Laws Double Degree has continually expanded and now involves four French partner universities: Université Paris Nanterre, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and Université Nice Côte d'Azur. The degree recruits over 70 students per year and in 2019 was awarded an educational excellence prize by the Franco-British Lawyers Association.

Duties of the Role

Essex Law School is recruiting a lecturer to join our diverse community of scholars, who will be able to contribute to teaching on the LLB English and French Law (Licence) as well as other law programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will have teaching experience demonstrating an expertise in French public law (especially in “droit constitutionnel” or “droit administratif”). In addition, you will contribute to teaching in at least one other undergraduate or postgraduate law module taught in the English language. An ability to contribute to other areas of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum is desirable. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our student body. The successful candidates will take an active role in the administration of the School and will carry out research and produce high-quality research outputs suitable for submission to the Law subject section in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) .

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants will have a relevant doctoral level research degree or equivalent professional experience/practice or be close to completion of a PhD, as well as having an undergraduate/postgraduate degree in law (or equivalent professional experience). They will have experience in teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in engaging and innovative ways.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Law. See our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion annual reports here.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

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