Senior Teaching Fellow in Tort Law

SOAS University of London - School of Law

The role and its responsibilities

This vacancy will suit a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in gaining teaching experience as part of developing his or her academic career. The appointee’s teaching will mainly be in the subject of Tort Law. The appointee will be expected to lead tutorials, mark assessments and to be available for student consultation. The role includes pastoral care and administrative tasks.

Skills and experience

You will hold a Masters degree or equivalent qualification, and should either hold a PhD degree in Law or be within 6 months of submitting your dissertation from 1October 2017. You will have proven expertise in Tort Law and be able to demonstrate an ability to teach students to a high standard. You will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for research-led teaching, and an interest in the mission of SOAS and its School of Law.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Carol Tan,

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About the SOAS School of Law

The SOAS School of Law is the principal centre in Europe specialising in the laws of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Most of its academic staff members possess expertise in one or more of the systems of law and legal institutions of these regions, including the interaction between municipal and international law. In addition to its unrivalled expertise in the laws of Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries, the School of Law also has particular strengths in a number of cross-cutting fields such as law and development, law and globalisation, law and conflict resolution, and human rights. SOAS legal scholars approach law from a variety of perspectives and methodologies.

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Closing date: 16 August 2017

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 28 August 2017

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  

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