Senior Lecturer in Law (LLM Solicitors’ Practice)

University of Hertfordshire
June 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263pa
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Post Title: Senior Lecturer in Law (LLM Solicitors' Practice)

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Law School

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

At Hertfordshire Law School, we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practice-led, hands- on experience. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience which is also evidenced through the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and our strong employability rates.

Hertfordshire Law School is looking for an individual who has an motivated approach towards working with students, as well as members of the University's regional legal and business community and has a keen appreciation for the University's business-facing strategy.

Main duties and responsibilities

Teaching and Programme Development:

We are seeking an applicant who will teach on our new LLM (Solicitors' Practice) programme with responsibility for Wills Trusts and Administration of Estates, Criminal Law and Practice, and Solicitors Accounts modules. You will assist and support other Module Leaders on the LLB Programme, and lead a module yourself.

You will work co-operatively and supportively as part of the School's teaching team, including off-campus student outreach and other recruitment activities such as open days where required. You will also work closely with the Associate Deans, Head of Department, and Programme Leaders in order to continue the development of the School's teaching and learning initiatives and ensure the currency and innovative nature of the curriculum.


The Senior Lecturer will contribute to the ongoing development of the School's growing research community and be able to go on to pursue a programme of research to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), including the ability to secure external funding opportunities.

Pastoral Support:

You will contribute to the School's academic and pastoral care of its students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and achievement, particularly through acting as a Personal Tutor.

Skills and experience required

You will have teaching experience at undergraduate and / or postgraduate level in Wills Trusts and Administration of Estates, Criminal Law and Practice, and Solicitors Accounts. You will also have experience of designing or contributing to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules which have professional or industry relevance. Ideally you would also be able to offer experience of teaching an additional foundation of legal knowledge subject, and may have practical, legal, or other professional experience.

You will possess the ability to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students, and to promote the activities of the School's students. You will have subject expertise in Wills Trusts and Administration of Estates, Criminal Law and Practice, and Solicitors Accounts. Proficiency in English Language is critical, with good self-management and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

A motivated approach towards work and the work of the School within a business-facing University, and a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities) will be evident from your application.

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) as well as a Masters degree in Law or equivalent level professional qualification. Undertaking or having completed a PhD, (or close to completion, no more than 3 months prior to viva), or research or professional experience, a teaching qualification and / or Fellowship of Advance HE would be highly advantageous.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Thomas Dunk (Head of Department of Law and Professional Legal Education) [email protected]

Closing Date : 25 June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 059715

Date advert placed: 04 June 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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