Lecturer in French Public Law

University of Essex - School of Law

We have an academic post available at Lecturer level to a bi-lingual (English/French) applicant with teaching expertise in French public law.

At Essex Law School, we take excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously. New academic staff are supported to become fellows of the Higher Education Authority and we are a top 20 UK law school for research (REF2014). We champion research-led education, where teaching is informed by research and students develop research skills (culminating for undergraduates in a final year capstone project). You’ll be joining a growing law school with more than 65 academic members.

We have a long-established 4-year LLB English and French Law (Maîtrise/Master 1) ‘double degree’ course in which students spend two years in Essex followed by two years at one of our partners in France (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, or Université Toulouse 1 Capitole). Approximately 50-60 students are admitted to the course each year.

The Role

This post combines teaching, research and academic administration.

The focus of the post is teaching first and second year undergraduates French constitutional and administrative law and methods specific to French law. This teaching is delivered in French. You will assess students through continuous assessment, coursework and examination. You will assist in the administration of the double degree, including student recruitment and supporting extracurricular activities. You will also contribute to teaching on a core LLB English law module, in English.

You will produce high quality and impactful research outputs. We encourage collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects. You will have clear plans to produce high quality scholarly work suitable for REF2021.

Alongside teaching and research, you’ll have an administrative role in helping to run the double degree.

Qualifications and skills required

You will have or be near to completion of a PhD or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of research expertise. You will have subject expertise in French constitutional law and/or French administrative law and experience of undergraduate teaching. You must have a high level of proficiency using both English and French languages in a professional context.

At the University of Essex internationalism 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 and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874693 / 873521.

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