Research Assistant (Administrative Law)

University of York
November 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,487
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Contract Type:fixed-term (one-year
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant (Administrative Law)


York Law School


£30,487 a year


Grade 5

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Fixed term

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Job Description 12807.pdf (PDF, 298.21kb)
  • Role Description Role

    This is a full-time, fixed-term (one-year) research assistant post to support Professor Joe Tomlinson (York Law School) across the spectrum of his work in the field of administrative law and justice, and is funded by his 2023 Leverhulme Prize in Law.

    The post will involve working within the Administrative Fairness Lab research programme and other developing research programmes, supporting research-led policy and practice engagement work, and being involved in a range of other research and research-related activities.

    The appointed candidate will also be provided with mentorship and be given opportunities to actively contribute to the development of research, including through publications. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to building a career in administrative law, whether in research, practice, or some other capacity.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Undergraduate degree in law or equivalent experience
  • Willingness to learn and engage with different methodologies, including both legal and empirical methods
  • Ability to undertake academic legal research
  • Ability to organise own research activities to agreed deadlines and quality standards
  • IT skills sufficient for legal and related research
  • Excellent written communication in order to contribute effectively to the production of publications and other output
  • High-level oral communication skills to enable effective presentations and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate new and complex information effectively to a range of audiences
  • Ability to develop internal and external contacts in order to enhance knowledge and understanding and form relationships for future collaboration
  • Strong interest in and enthusiasm for administrative law
  • Positive attitude to colleagues
  • Willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other work areas/institutions
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to personal development
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Joe Tomlinson ([email protected]).

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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