Lecturer in Law (Education and Research)

University of Exeter
April 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer in Law (Education and Research)

Job description

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

This permanent, full time post is available from 1st September 2024 (or date by agreement) to join a thriving and dynamic law programme, based at our Penryn campus in Cornwall.

Our offering to students in Cornwall is unique; our law degrees form part of a portfolio of programmes run in collaboration with our Business School, such as LLB Law with Business and BBL Bachelor of Business with Laws. We have plans to expand delivery to new inter-disciplinary programmes. Our pedagogical approach is different from many traditional law schools, with a much stronger focus on experiential learning. This includes significant amounts of small group task- based working and research projects as part of the curriculum.

The central focus of research amongst the Law team is within the Exeter Centre for Environmental Law (based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall) with themes including environmental compliance local and national regimes, climate change law, sustainable businesses accreditation, circular economy and right to repair, adaptive legal mechanisms for environmental management, regulation of Green fintech and nature markets, smart and sustainable cities law and regulation. The University Strategy 2030 also focuses on inter-disciplinary research on the environment, artificial intelligence and ethics and the creative industries.

The role

We are seeking applications from candidates with an academic or professional background:

  • with the ability to teach on a range of core modules including Trusts, Land, Contract, Public Law and Tort. Expertise and enthusiasm to teach on other optional modules, such as Corporate Law, Environmental Law or Law & Technology would also be welcomed
  • to contribute to the research activity of the Law team and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in Cornwall
  • The post would suit candidates with an academic or professional background developing their research profile and research students at or near to the completion of their PhD.

    About you

    You will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (or nearing completion) or with established experience in legal academia or legal practice demonstrating the core knowledge of law in order to teach and support learning on law module and to develop teaching programmes.
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students

  • Have a track record of or evidence of potential for publications that are recognised as internationally excellent

  • Demonstrate the potential to attract funding for research
  • Demonstrate interest in and potential for developing strong connections with business and community partners

  • Have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review or indicators of excellent teaching potential

  • Be expected to work towards Fellowship of the HEA and to attend formal CPD relating to this

  • Please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines
  • support teams that understand the University-wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • an Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics, providing specialist support for external engagement and development

  • our Exeter Academic initiative, which supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • a multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and
  • a beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world.

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Clare Saunders (Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cornwall) [email protected] or Mr Mark Mackarel (Subject Lead for Law in Cornwall) [email protected].

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