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Lecturer in Law (Criminal)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Law and Education

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 3rd January 2024
Job Ref: 056056

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week)

Salary:  UH7 £37,099 - £44,263 per annum depending on skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

Teaching and Programme Development

We are seeking an applicant who will teach on the Criminal Law and Criminal Litigation, Evidence, and Advocacy Modules, and support other modules where appropriate. You will assist and support other Module Leaders on the LLB Programme, and potentially lead a module yourself.

You will work co-operatively and supportively as part of the School's teaching team, including off-campus student outreach and other recruitment activities such as open days where required. You will also work closely with the Associate Deans, Head of Department, and Programme Leaders in order to continue the development of the School’s teaching and learning initiatives and ensure the currency and innovative nature of the curriculum.

Research

The Lecturer will contribute to the ongoing development of the School’s growing research community be able to go on to pursue a programme of research to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), including the ability to secure external funding opportunities. 

Pastoral Support

You will contribute to the School’s academic and pastoral care of its students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and achievement, particularly through acting as a Personal Tutor.

Skills and experience required

You will have teaching experience at undergraduate and / or postgraduate level in Criminal Law and Criminal Litigation, Evidence, and Advocacy. You will also have experience of designing or contributing to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules which have professional or industry relevance. Ideally you would also be able to offer experience of teaching an additional foundation of legal knowledge subject, and may have practical, legal, or other professional experience.

You will possess the ability to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students, and to promote the activities of the School’s students. You will have subject expertise in Criminal Law and Criminal Litigation, Evidence, and Advocacy modules. Proficiency in English Language is critical, with good self-management and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

A motivated approach towards work and the work of the School within a business-facing University, and a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities) will be evident from your application.

Qualifications required

You will hold a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) as well as a Masters degree in Law or equivalent level professional qualification. Undertaking or having completed a PhD, research or professional experience, a teaching qualification and / or Fellowship of Advance HE would be highly advantageous.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Thomas Dunk (Head of Department of Law and Professional Legal Education) T.dunk@herts.ac.uk

Interview Date: TBC

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