Lecturer in Law, School of Law

University of Essex

United Kingdom

September 26, 2021


Job title

Lecturer in Law, School of Law

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£42,149 – £50,296 per annum

Employment type

Fixed-term, Full-time

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Job description


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 seriously.

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 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.

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 contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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