Assistant Professor in Criminal Law

Durham University - Law School

Taking on a key role in Durham Law School – a place of exceptional academia that has launched the careers of graduates who have gone on to become members of the UK Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals – you will join our team of 43 award-winning staff, providing a high calibre of teaching and undertaking research in Criminal Law. At a pivotal point in our history in which we are considerably expanding the team, you will shape the next generation of Criminal Lawyers with imaginative teaching methods conveyed in tutorials, lectures and seminars. Using a variety of techniques to keep our Criminal Law module fresh and relevant, you will also lead and develop forward-thinking research in the broad areas of criminal law and criminal justice, including doctrinal and socio-legal scholarship. If you are also able to turn your hand to teaching law of evidence, that would be an added bonus, but isn’t strictly necessary. Supervising PhD students, you will enjoy a good balance between educating our dynamic student body and conducting your own world-class research, supported by research leave and associated allowance options.

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related subject.
  • Evidence of research excellence in the field of criminal law or criminal justice, fully supported by world-class outputs that have made an impact beyond your institution (or the scope to be of this standard).
  • The ability to generate income for your research projects, supported by a comprehensive research plan.
  • The ability to develop creative and innovative teaching methods, delivered to a variety of group sizes.
  • HEA teaching qualifications, or in the process of achieving this status.
  • Fantastic communication skills, with the confidence to mentor PhD students and lead research groups.

Closing date: 13 November 2017 Midday

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