Lecturer in French Law

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences - School of Law

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 30 June 2019
Location: Bartolome House, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND


This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and internationally focused group of legal scholars. The successful candidate will make a contribution to research-led teaching in her or his area of expertise as well as delivering teaching on the Law (with French Law) programme. We are looking for a someone who will design and deliver teaching courses, carry out assessment for courses and supervise undergraduate projects. You will carry out a pastoral role for students and advise students about their year abroad. You will conduct personal research, including writing up work for publication and identify sources of funding and prepare research proposals for funding bodies. The ideal candidate will have a good first degree (or equivalent qualifications/experience) and have or be working towards a PhD in a relevant subject area. You will have proven teaching abilities, excellent knowledge of French and French Law and evidence of sustained and continuing research performance.

The University of Sheffield’s School of Law is a large and diverse law school with an international reputation for excellence in research, for the expertise of its staff, and the achievement of its graduates. The School’s vision is to advance the inter-disciplinary understanding of law, socio-legal studies and criminology globally, combining outstanding academic research with innovative research-led and practice-led teaching. Our internationalisation strategy has led to a global network of research and teaching links. We encourage all undergraduate students to spend a year abroad with one of our partners, and we have structured our degree programmes to facilitate this.

The principal current undergraduate programmes offered by the School are the Qualifying Law Degrees of LLB Law, LLB Law and Criminology, LLB Law (with French Law, German Law, Spanish Law or Chinese Law) and LLB Law (European and International), together with the BA in Criminology. Our suite of postgraduate programmes includes the LLM (with the option to specialise in one of three pathways: International Law and Global Justice, European Law, and Corporate and Commercial Law); the MA in International Criminology, the MA (Law) and the Graduate Diploma in Law; and the MA in Legal Practice (the Legal Practice Course).

The School is committed to building on and enhancing its reputation for research and international excellence which leads its field. The School provides substantial support to research-active staff through dedicated research time within the teaching timetable; the opportunity to apply for regular periods of research leave; School and University-based staff development in all aspects of research, including developing funding bids, and impact; a dedicated in-School research support staff team; and a significant School research budget supporting individual and group activities.

This post is offered as a fixed-term contract from 1 January 2018 (or earlier) to 30 June 2019.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development

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