Lecturer in Law 0.5 FTE

University of Cumbria - Department of Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

Based at campuses in and around the Lake District and with a recent addition in London, the multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

This is a time of great development for the university, which was recently ranked second nationally for graduate employability (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2015, published July 2016).

On the cusp of our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile and place alongside national and international employers as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.

This is a key role as part of a team providing lecturing and support services to students on specific programmes within our law provision. The post holder will be expected to draw on practical law experience as well as academic knowledge to enrich the students learning in the LLB Law, LLM and GDL programmes. A sound understanding of academic practice especially teaching to be delivered online is a necessity. A willingness to engage with the delivery of a variety of subject areas along across all three programmes with a motivation for developing research is essential. There is also a need to teach law across non-law disciplines and undertake an active role in delivering our mock trials and advocacy training programmes.

We are seeking innovative, creative, high quality researchers, and scholars to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that generates international recognition, respect and engagement.

The department’s academic provision incorporates a number of programmes with direct links to the professions they represent and support a range of professional partnerships. One of the growing areas of expertise and professional engagement in the department has been the development of Law, which has included the resulted in the development of strong collaborative partnerships across the criminal justice sector and international partnerships.

The department places a high priority on the professional commitment and expertise of its staff and promotes an environment of collegial leadership, team-work, innovation and continuous development. These help to ensure every student’s experience and personal development is as successful and effective as possible.

Informal enquiries: Ann Thanaraj, Principal Lecturer in Law and Criminology – ann.thanaraj@cumbria.ac.uk

Closing date: Thursday 31st August 2017 (Midnight)

Interview date: week commencing Monday 18th September 2017

* Incremental progression up to £36,001 (pro rata)

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