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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law

Northumbria University - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £36,382 to £51,800 (Grade 6 or 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: BAL/21/7727

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Working within the award-winning Law School, which is in the top 20 of the Guardian Subject Rankings, you will join a team of world-leading and internationally excellent legal scholars. You will be able to engage with a range of Academics specialising in Criminal Justice rated research via Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies.

You will contribute to research informed learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels focused primarily on the law school’s suite of police training programmes. Ideally, you also be able to contribute to teaching in the Law Schools Student Law Office. You will undertake research, enterprise and scholarly activities, and income generation, contributing to the Faculty’s research profile.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to teach effectively on a range of programmes using a variety of approaches to student learning. You will have a PhD and a research record enabling you to make a significant contribution to the Law Schools research agenda. It is also essential that you have had success in applying for external research funding and have appropriate knowledge of future potential funding bodies aligned to your area(s) of research interest. Ideally, you will be professionally qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister in England and Wales and will either have or be entitled to obtain a practising certificate.

You will be expected to teach on undergraduate and postgraduate police related modules and, in particular, to our rapidly increasing cohort of police apprentices. Areas of particular interest are Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Human Rights and Police Powers. Ideally you will also be responsible for a student firm in the student law office.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Michael Stockdale, Head of Northumbria Law School, by email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research/education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

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