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Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Contract Law

University of Stirling - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Location: Stirling
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 Grade 8.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2021
Closes: 4th July 2021
Job Ref: FAC01346

The Post

Stirling Law School wishes to appoint a suitably qualified Lecturer (Grade 8, Teaching & Research) in Intellectual Property and Contract Law. The appointee will contribute to our international research aspirations in the field.

The main responsibilities are: to teach and supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students; pursue research, income-generation and impact; and undertake administrative duties as appropriate. A research profile in Artificial Intelligence and Law would be of interest, but we are keen to hear from ambitious and enthusiastic candidates from all relevant specialisms.

Initially, the successful applicant will be responsible for:  
(a) coordinating and delivering specialist modules in Intellectual Property Law and dissertation supervision in the LLB/BA (Hons) programmes;  
(b) leadership of Contract Law to the LLB/BA Law programmes;
(c) contributing to, and leading, research and impact activity.

The post is research active, which requires the production and publication of high quality work and the contribution to ongoing bids for research funding. The successful candidate will be a member of a wider collaborative community across the University, contributing to interdisciplinary research, teaching and impact. All staff members can anticipate involvement in teaching, research and course administration with our international partners, and we are particularly keen to hear from applicants who can help develop these. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr David McArdle, Head of Law,

Description of Duties

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance

Essential Criteria

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see

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