Lecturer in Law, School of Law
Application closing date
£42,149 – £50,296 per annum
Ranked 51st amongst law schools globally (Times Higher Education World
University Rankings, 2021) Essex Law School is recognised across the world
for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally
As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses
to our students. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with
various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business,
finance, and criminology. We also run an award-winning joint English and
French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects
including human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs), business and
commercial law, international trade law, maritime law and international law.
The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging,
innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our diverse student body.
Duties of the Role
The School of Law is recruiting a fixed-term Lecturer to join our diverse
community of scholars, who will be able to contribute to teaching of
undergraduate core modules such as: Criminal law; Public Law; EU law; Tort
Law; Law of Obligations. The successful candidate will deliver innovative and
engaging teaching, supervision and learning support to our students, select
appropriate methods of assessment and feed back to learners , supervise
student projects, and undertake leadership duties as required.
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.
An ability to contribute to one or more additional legal subject areas is also
desirable (desirable subjects listed in Person Specification).
We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as
they are under-represented in the School of Law.
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
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.
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
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