Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community with high scholarly standards. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future. Research is central to our curriculum development and enhancement and all academic staff at the University engage in research. Building upon our REF 2014 submission we are looking with ambition and confidence to REF 2020, strengthening even further our research degree programme (PhD and EdD). This developing research expertise builds upon and complements our already well established reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. Our policy is to combine these elements of our work in keeping with the University’s stated academic profile as a research-informed, teaching led University of distinction. It is in this context that we now seek scholars in a number of areas who will join with us in pursuit of excellence; these opportunities include the post of:
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law (Contract/Commercial)
Applications are welcome from candidates with the necessary expertise and experience to teach Contract and/or Commercial Law, and at least one of the following non-foundation subjects: Employment Law, Company Law, Family Law, Mediation, Medical or Media Law. An ability to offer an additional foundation subject (Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Public Law, EU Law or Criminal Law) will be an advantage.
The successful candidate will have a PhD ideally in Contract and/or Commercial Law and will be expected to contribute to existing provision within the department, be involved in new curriculum developments and engage with the research profile of the team.
The University is rapidly developing its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future. All new academic staff appointed to the University must either already be research active at REF 2* or above level or have the proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for REF2020. The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing his strong research profile. In the case of the senior lecturer appointments the panel will be looking for documented evidence of at least 2* research activity with clear evidence of ability to progress further by the time of the next REF.
The post is permanent, subject to the normal probationary period of twelve months. The University has support mechanisms for the facilitation of research and, where appropriate, the gaining of fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.
We recruit staff nationally and internationally as we seek out the best to help build Hope for the future. If you join us you will be doing so at an exciting and challenging time as we work to build a liberal arts university of distinction in the UK. If you have the energy, drive and commitment to assist us in this task, we would be delighted to hear from you.