Lecturer in English Criminal Law

University of Glasgow - School of Law

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research, actively contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to undertake administration as required by the Head of School. In particular, to contribute towards delivery of the new LLB Common Law starting in 2018/19. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in English Criminal Law.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1 Play a leading role in the development and enhancement of the research profile of the subject area by developing and sustaining internationally leading research activity in the subject area.

2 Develop, maintain and enhance a track record of publications of international quality and funding required for this research, as appropriate.

3 Attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences relevant to research and teaching.

4 Assume future responsibility for the supervision and training of postgraduate research students to ensure their effective development.

5 Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in the relevant and related subject areas, in accordance with the School programme.

6 Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level and assist with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.

7 Make a significant contribution to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research–led approach to student learning.

8 Assess (using a variety of methods and techniques) assignments and exam papers and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

9 Engage in professional development as appropriate.

10 Undertake administrative activities as required by the Head of School.

11 To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at:


New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Interviews will be held on 18 September 2017.

Vacancy reference: 018474, closing date: 20 August 2017.

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