Lecturer in Law

University of the West of Scotland – School of Business and Creative Industries

Paisley Campus (May be required to work across all UWS Campuses)

The Post- Lecturer in Law

The University of West of Scotland is recruiting for an experienced Lecturer in Law to join their School of Business and Creative Industries. As a Lecturer in Law, you will be responsible for the teaching of, primarily, undergraduate Law modules and for the supervision of undergraduate Honours dissertations. Within this role you will be contributing to the development and enhancement of research and KE activity as well as the opportunity to gain experience in post-graduate supervision.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and delivering a range of modules at various levels
  • Contributing to the planning, design and development of courses
  • Applying teaching techniques and materials to engage with students and develop their understanding through support and guidance
  • Improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and analysing feedback
  • Supervision of student projects, field trips, and, where appropriate, placements
  • Engagement with research and scholarly activity, and in the development of the Law Unit’s research culture

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate Honours Degree in Law
  • PhD (or be close to completion with a Masters degree), or qualified to practice Law in Scotland or other jurisdiction, with at least three-years’ PQE.
  • Record of teaching in Law appropriate to career stage, including an awareness of current pedagogic techniques and evidence of the use of innovative approaches.
  • Evidence of having undertaken legal research at post-graduate level e.g. LLM or PhD or of practice of the law in a relevant jurisdiction.

About us

The University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

The School of Business & Creative Industries at UWS is a vibrant community, delivering innovative learning and teaching alongside a rapidly developing research and enterprise profile. You will join a supportive and motivating team, where you will be part of a multicultural, multidisciplinary community of scholars and students from around the world. Students benefit from our strong links with industry, and the world-class research that underpins our courses, delivered on each of our five campuses and through many partners across the globe. Find out more about our School of Business & Creative Industries.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

For a job description please contact the recruitment team via

To be considered please submit a CV and a covering letter highlighting your skills and experience that are relevant to the role.

Interview Date: Week commencing 30th October 2023

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.