Ranked 51st amongst law schools globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021) Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously.
As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business, finance, and criminology. We also run an award-winning joint English and French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects including human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs), business and commercial law, international trade law, maritime law and international law. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our diverse student body.
The benefits of a growing law school include the large range of research expertise, and the ability to foster new research connections and to build innovative research teams. Within the School, colleagues are working across an extensive range of issues across the discipline of law, both domestic and international, and including interdisciplinary research. We have established research clusters in areas of strength, such as human rights, public law, business law, criminal justice, socio-legal studies, law and health, and law and technology. We provide rich and engaging forums for discussion, the opportunity to develop new research areas, research feedback provided by mentors, and practical support through our research support fund and peer review of funding applications.
Duties of the Role
The School is recruiting a Senior Lecturer to join our diverse community of scholars, who will be able to help lead development of one or more of the following areas: international criminal law, terrorism, international criminal procedure and evidence (including digital evidence), and international environmental law.
The successful applicant will design and deliver a broad range of innovative teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will produce excellent published outputs that support the School’s research strategy and its submission to the REF, also actively contribute to a vibrant and mutually supportive academic environment, and take on a leadership/citizenship role in the academic administration of the School, appropriate to experience.
Skills and qualifications required
Applicants will have relevant doctoral level research degree or equivalent professional experience or practice, or be close to completion of a PhD, as well as having an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law (or equivalent professional experience). They will have substantial experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the commitment to the development of high-quality, innovative teaching and learning support, with clear understanding of the needs of students in their academic development.
For ASER contracts, it is essential they have a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes and evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile.
We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Law.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.
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