Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

Durham University - Law School

With many of our former students achieving prestigious careers, Durham Law School is proud to establish the career trajectory of graduates who ultimately go on to become members of the Government, the UK Supreme Court and further afield, in national and international roles. It’s because of these levels of success that we are a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, and it is this award-winning environment that you could be a part of when you provide exceptional teaching and guide our research capabilities in Commercial and Corporate Law. Teaching modules ranging from Contract Law to Trusts Law, you will engage with our student body to adapt your approach depending on the size and needs of the group. Utilising your knowledge in commercial, banking, financial or corporate law, you will also lead research groups and supervise PhD students. This dual-stand position also enjoys plenty of time to pursue your research interests in commercial and corporate law, supported by research leave and associated allowance options. If your research interests happen to be in line with innovation, entrepreneurship, financial regulation or tax law that would be an added bonus, but isn’t absolutely necessary.

You’ll need:

  • Membership of the Higher Education Academy, or you will be actively pursuing accredited teaching qualifications.
  • A commitment to provide an exceptional standard of teaching, adapting tutorials, seminars and lectures to fit the needs of individual groups.
  • The ability to teach modules including Contract Law, Land Law, Tort Law or Trusts Law.
  • Research interests that complement the commercial and corporate law interests of the school, supported by a well-considered research plan and the ability to generate income to support this work.
  • Evidence that your previous research outputs have made an impact (or are world-class and therefore have the potential to do so).
  • Excellent PhD supervision capabilities.
  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related subject.

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