Thursday, July 14, 2016

JOBS (2) - Durham Law School

Two new posts available at Durham Law School: 

Teaching Fellow in Law

Durham University - Durham Law School

Durham Law School is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Teaching Fellow in Law for the period 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017.

The successful candidate will be required to contribute to undergraduate teaching in core areas of the undergraduate LLB syllabus.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to offer excellent teaching in Criminal Law or EU Constitutional Law. Durham Law School is one of the UK’s very best law schools with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked 3rd in the UK’s last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014: in terms of grade point average, the Law School is a vibrant and inclusive academic community of imaginative scholars working at the frontiers of legal knowledge.

The Law School is committed to small group teaching and achieved a 90% overall satisfaction rating in the 2015 National Student Survey. The successful candidate should be in post on or after 1 September 2016. We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. Durham Law School particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the university. Application process.

The letter of application must include a brief summary of your approach to teaching. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 17 August 2016 and invited for interview on Friday 26 August 2016.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a presentation of 15 minutes on any topic relevant to the undergraduate LLB curriculum.

Candidates should then expect to respond to questions for a further period of 10 minutes.
For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School at



Post-doctoral Research Assistant

Durham University - Durham Law School

Faculty/Division:  Social Sciences and Health
Position Type: Part Time (50% FEC)

Durham Law School seeks to appoint a researcher in the field of general international law, and with a particular interest in international law theory, to work with Dr Gleider Hernández. The successful candidate is provisionally scheduled to be in post on 1 October 2016, subject to negotiation, and is a 0.5FTE position (17.5 hours per week). This post will be for 12 months. There will be considerable flexibility as to the organisation of working time across the life of the project.

The successful candidate will work within the project Constructing Authority in International Law. This project, funded by an award from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, is a Research Leadership Fellowship (Early Career) for Dr Hernández, who is Principal Investigator. It explores the nature and form of the international legal order, and in particular the influence and contribution of various actors and institutions on the development of that order. The successful applicant will provide research assistance and support to the Principal Investigator in achieving the research objectives of the Fellowship. The successful applicant will also assist in the management of various resources, such as the curation of a website and the preparation of research briefings, aimed at a diverse set of audiences.

The project has an important collaborative component, namely, the preparation and delivery of an edited collection, gathering a diverse and highly international set of authors and contributors. With some administrative support, the successful candidate will organise a writing workshop gathering the contributors, assist with the editing, peer review process and gathering of the papers, communicate with the contributors, and otherwise participate fully in the preparation of the edited collection.
The successful applicant will be independent, imaginative and able to work on his or her own initiative. S/he will be an excellent researcher in his/her own right, and, as well as working on the project, will benefit from career mentoring and development from the Principal Investigator, as well as within Durham Law School and the Global Policy Institute (of which the Principal Investigator is Deputy Director). The appointee should have potential experience with managing complex projects, and in particular, of preparing work for publication. The appointee should have excellent communication skills in a professional academic context.

Applications should include a covering letter explaining the candidate’s motivation for the post, accompanied by a detailed CV, including the details of any publications, where relevant. Shortlisted candidates will be informed in early August, and will be invited to visit Durham Law School for an interview on Wednesday 17 August 2016.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Gleider Hernández, Principal Investigator on this post ( All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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