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Teaching Fellow in Legal History

The University of Edinburgh - CAHSS/School of Law

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £39,347 to £46,974
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 25th June 2024
Job Ref: 10627

Part-time: 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Fixed-term:  position available from 1st October 2024 to 30th April 2026

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic academic to join the School of Law as a Teaching Fellow in Legal History on a fixed term basis 1 October 2024 to 30 April 2026.  The position is 0.8FTE (28 hours per week). The successful candidate should have completed a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant discipline, or have equivalent practical experience. 

You will have a strong commitment to promoting the student experience and will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment in the Legal History Subject Area. Whilst this is primarily a teaching focused role, our teaching is research-led. Appropriate time will be allocated for you to develop research informed teaching and professional skills training.

The successful candidate will play a full part in the collegiate life of the Subject Area and the Edinburgh Law School. You will be part of a supportive work environment with a thriving early career community and a mentoring programme tailored to academic needs.

The School of Law strives to be a diverse and inclusive community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally under-represented in the subject. 

For informal inquiries, please contact Paul Du Plessis, Head of the Legal History Subject Area p.duplessis@ed.ac.uk

This is a part time (0.8FTE, 28 hours per week), fixed-term position, available from 1st October 2024 to 30th April 2026.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Aptitude to deliver excellent research-led teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Legal History and Roman Law.
  • Ability to design and deliver course materials and to assess student performance. 
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in their dissertation work.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a collegial team within the Legal History Subject Area and more broadly across the School.
  • Excellent communication skills.
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