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Teaching Fellow (Law)

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th April 2019
Closes: 2nd June 2019
Job Ref: 81118

Full Time

Fixed term for 12 Months

Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

Birmingham Law School wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow to add to our diverse and stimulating intellectual community. The post is full-time for 12 months from

1 September 2019. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and scholar, holding or close to completing PhD or equivalent qualifications in law or a cognate discipline, and with an ambitious scholarly agenda that complement and expand current strengths in the School. 

We especially welcome applicants who will teach across the private law curriculum, showing an ability to provide teaching in at least one of commercial law, tort law, land law and equity. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate superb teaching. As well as teaching, post-holders will be required to undertake administrative tasks at a level suitable to the appointment. 

The post holder will: 

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
  • Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
  • Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.) 

Birmingham Law School is a diverse, civic and global law school. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and teaching, and to supporting academic work that is influential in and beyond the academy. Our scholarly community includes academics pursuing doctrinal, comparative, critical, socio-legal, interdisciplinary and empirical work and all methodological approaches are welcomed and supported. Our current research centres include the flagship Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, through which we also provide extensive clinical legal opportunities to our students. 

We are proud of the diversity and excellence of our student body, and committed to enabling students to develop into independent researchers and thinkers throughout their time with us. We are also proud of, and committed to furthering, the diversity of our staff body, and we welcome applications from candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and identities who wish to become part of our scholarly community. We are one of the world’s Top 100 Law Schools and consistently named as one of the UK’s best law schools.  

For further information please contact Professor Anthony Arnull (

Closing date: 2/6/2019              

To submit an application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit

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