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Lecturer in Law (Company Law)

University of Essex - School of Law

Location: Colchester
Salary: £41,527 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th April 2021
Closes: 9th May 2021
Job Ref: REQ04501


Ranked 51st amongst law schools globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021) Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously.

As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business, finance, and criminology. We also run an award-winning joint English and French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects including human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs), business and commercial law, international trade law, maritime law and international law. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our diverse student body.

Within the School, colleagues are working across an extensive range of issues across the discipline of law, both domestic and international, and including interdisciplinary research. We have established research clusters in areas of strength, such as human rights, public law, business law, criminal justice, socio-legal studies, law and health, and law and technology.

Duties of the Role

The School of Law is recruiting a Lecturer to join our diverse community of scholars, who will be able to contribute in particular to our teaching of company law. An ability to contribute to one or more additional areas of business law, commercial law or trade law, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, is also desirable. The successful candidate will deliver innovative and engaging teaching, supervision and learning support to our students.

The successful candidate will also produce excellent published outputs that support the School’s research strategy and its submission to the REF. They will actively contribute to a vibrant and mutually supportive academic environment, and take on a leadership/citizenship role in the academic administration of the School, appropriate to experience.

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants will have a relevant doctoral level research degree or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of PhD, as well as having an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law (or equivalent professional experience). They will be able to design and deliver engaging teaching and learning support, and will have a clear understanding of the needs of students in their academic development.

Applicants will be able to conduct high quality research, with evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes. An ability and willingness to engage in impact, knowledge exchange and outreach activities is also required.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Law.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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