Lecturer in Comparative Civil Law

IE University - IE Law School

Full-Time Faculty Opening

IE University invites applications from law professors for a permanent, full-time position.

  • Job/Position description: Candidates should possess a willingness and ability to teach undergraduate courses in the area of Comparative Civil Law. Candidates with a comparative law background should demonstrate an expertise in civil law applied to legal challenges posed by new technologies (smart contracts, blockchain etc…)

The post is that of a lecturer or equivalent career level position within IE Law School and is designed for those who are committed to an academic legal career in an international and innovative environment. 

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Development and delivery of undergraduate courses with an international and practice-oriented focus using innovative methodologies (including active methodology and online teaching), coupled with the possibility of teaching graduate courses
  • Contribution to the planning and organization of teaching activities
  • Academic administration and management roles, involving departmental administrative responsibilities concerning student services, and student recruitment and advice
  • Personal advisor to students
  • High quality research in law
  • Attendance and participation in appropriate research seminars/conferences within law-related areas

Closing date: January 12, 2018

Requirements: Candidates should have a desire to develop innovative learning experiences and be dedicated to excellence in teaching, with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom. Entrepreneurial spirit will be highly valued.


  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant area of law
  • Professional legal qualifications will be highly valued

Knowledge and skills

  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant area of law. Knowledge of both civil law and common law will be highly valued
  • Interest and expertise in comparative civil law and technology will be critical
  • Basic teaching skills.
  • Understanding of current issues in the fields of law and higher education on an international level.
  • Fluency in English and some knowledge of Spanish.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to initiate and sustain collaborations with stakeholders.
  • Interest and expertise in entrepreneurship.


  • Proven research according to experience.
  • Some experience in teaching.

Personal characteristics

  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work to and meet deadlines.

Salary range: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start date: September 2018

IE University: Over the last few years the hard work of the entire IEU community has been compensated with a rapid evolution and rise in the Youth Incorporated performance rankings. In 2017, IEU has been ranked 1st in Spain, 2d in Europe and 12th worldwide.

IE Law School is recognized as one of the top law schools in the world and has been listed among the best law schools worldwide in the Financial Times’ Global Legal Education report.

The University Campus

Madrid campus: Situated in the heart of Madrid’s financial district.

Segovia campus: Housed by the former Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, in the historical city of Segovia. Only 20 minutes from Madrid by high speed train.

Application process: Interested candidates should provide the following documents:

  • Cover letter that includes teaching and professional interests
  • Short CV and long CV (including publications and research projects)
  • 2 professional references in electronic format

Applications should be sent to Isabel Garcés, Isabel.Garces@ie.edu

Applicants may be asked to do an online interview. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at the IE University campus.

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