Durham Law School is seeking to appoint an outstanding legal scholar to a one year Lectureship in law.
The person appointed to this post will be an exceptionally promising scholar with research and teaching interests in law and with a profile that aligns with the person specification for the posts. The appointee will join one of the UK’s leading law schools and the broader community of scholars making Durham a Global Top 100 University. Durham Law School is one of the UK’s most research intensive leading centres for legal research and teaching, ranking third in the 2014 REF exercise and 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* and 3* levels. This very strong showing in two consecutive REF/RAE exercises indicates that there is consistent strength and depth in research in the Law School. The Law School achieved a 89% overall satisfaction score in the 2014 NSS, is consistently rated one of the leading UK law schools in various league tables, and is currently among the QS top 100 Law Schools worldwide.
Research undertaken in Durham Law School is published at the highest international levels and is deeply influential in law, policy, advocacy and theoretical developments. Our intellectual community comprises a highly international body of academic staff working together with a large and diverse group of postgraduate research students. Our courses are highly regarded, entry is very competitive, and we select an excellent, diverse student intake from across the world. Our academic and research staff, together with our undergraduate and postgraduate students, comprise a dynamic and focused intellectual community. Our research is supported by policies that favour preserving research time, including a very generous research leave scheme. The appointee to this post will both benefit from and contribute to the continued development of our research intensive and collegial School.
At Durham Law School we value all methodological approaches to legal research and are a vibrant community of imaginative scholars working at the frontiers of legal knowledge. Our work is supported by numerous research centres and clusters. In addition to a broad range of individual research, staff in the School are engaged in a number of research groups that act as a focus for activity, including the Human Rights Centre, the Durham European Law Institute, the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, Gender and Law at Durham, Law and Global Justice at Durham and the Durham Centre for Ethics, Law and the Life Sciences.
The successful candidates should be in post on 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.