Friday, February 01, 2013

Three open posts in Law at Durham University

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Job Details

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Chair/Reader in Law

Reference Number
2434
Location
Durham City
Faculty/Division
Social Sciences and Health
Department
Durham Law School
Grade
Position Type
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Closing Date
4 March 2013

Job Description

Durham Law School seeks to make three appointments at the following levels: 1 x Chair/Reader in Law and 2 x Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law. The Law School welcomes applications from exceptional scholars working in any area of legal scholarship, although for one of the three appointments expertise and ability to teach in public international law (including international investment law) would be welcome.

Durham University is consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, and Durham Law School is one of the UK's leading centres for legal research and teaching. We ranked joint fourth in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in terms of the proportion of research activity ranked at the highest 4* level. The School achieved the top rating of ‘Excellent’ for its teaching in our most recent Quality Assurance Agency inspection, and we are consistently rated one of the leading UK law schools in various league tables. Our academic and research staff, together with our undergraduate and postgraduate students, comprise a dynamic and focused intellectual community. Our courses are highly regarded, entry is very competitive and we select a diverse student intake from across the world.

Successful applicants will be in post on or before 1 October 2013. Applicants should clearly state in their application which post or posts they wish to be considered for. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide samples of their publications prior to interview.


Responsibilities

Persons appointed to these posts will be exceptional scholars with research and teaching records appropriate to their level of appointment and as further detailed in the person specification, which can be accessed by clicking ‘apply’ and should be fully addressed by applicants. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to pursue research leading to publications that are internationally excellent/world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour; pursue suitable funding opportunities to support their research; contribute appropriately to the delivery of research postgraduate supervision; contribute to curriculum development and teaching on the Undergraduate or LLM programmes in the Law School; and undertake administrative responsibilities as allocated by the Head of School. Appointees will become active members of the dynamic and innovative community of scholarship in Durham Law School, which includes a number of research groups that act as a focus for activity, including the Durham Institute for Global Security, the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, the Human Rights Centre, the Durham European Law Institute, the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Gender and Law at Durham research group, the Law and Conflict group and the newly-founded Centre for Ethics, Law and the Life Sciences.

Person Specification

Person Specification: Chair/Reader in Law
(E) - Essential
(D) - Desirable

Good first degree in law or a cognate disciple (E) (1)

• Research postgraduate degree or professional qualifications or equivalent (E) (2)

• A sustained record of published academic output at international/world-leading levels of excellence, with a demonstrated potential to continue to produce outputs at that level. (E) (3)

• Demonstrable potential for, or a record of, producing research that generates impact (broadly understood) beyond the academic community (D)(4)

• A record of generating significant research funding with a demonstrated potential to continue to generate such funding (E) (5)

• Evidence of strong teaching ability (E) (6)

• Evidenced commitment to the mentoring and guidance of early-career academic staff. (E) (7)

• Demonstrable potential for, or a record of, providing academic leadership in shaping of the future of your discipline, within the international community and at institutional level, as appropriate for the level of the post. (E) (8)

• Demonstrable potential for, or a record of, academic and general leadership skills, coupled with the drive and ability to make a significant contribution to your School/Department and broadly within the University, as appropriate for the level of the post. (E) (9)

• Commitment to international research excellence, including a record of planning and delivering collaborative projects or the demonstrable potential to do so. (E) (10)

• Excellent supervision skills and keen interest in teaching and learning development. (E) (11)
Person Specification: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law
(E) - Essential
(D) - Desirable

For all grades:
Good first degree in law or a cognate discipline (E)

Completed or close to completing a research postgraduate degree in law or a cognate discipline (E)

Grade 7

• Demonstrated potential to produce and publish research outputs at international/world-leading levels of excellence (E)

• Demonstrable potential for producing research that generates impact (broadly understood) beyond the academic community (E)

• Ability to deliver effective undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in law (E)

• Experience of submitting (including in collaboration with others) viable bids for external funding (D)

• Demonstrable potential to successfully undertake administrative roles or experience of undertaking such roles (E)

Grade 8
• Record of producing and publishing research outputs at international/world-leading levels of excellence (E)

• Demonstrable potential for, or a record of, producing research that generates impact (broadly understood) beyond the academic community, as appropriate for the level of the post (D)

• Experience of delivering effective undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in law (E)

• The ability to attract and successfully supervise doctoral students (D)

• A record of submitting (including in collaboration with others) viable bids for external funding (E)

• Experience of successfully undertaking administrative roles (E)

Grade 9
• An established profile of important and innovative research and publications which are internationally excellent and influential in their originality, significance and rigour (E)

• A track record generating externally sourced research funding with a demonstrated potential to continue to generate such funding (E)

• An established record of delivering excellent undergraduate teaching (E)

• Clear evidence of the ability to attract and successfully supervise doctoral students (E)

• Evidence of academic leadership and experience of successfully undertaking administrative roles (E)

Additional Information & Interview Date

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 18 March 2013.
Chair / Reader - Presentations are expected to take place on 21 March and Interviews on 22 March 2013.


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