Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Energy Transition Law

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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Monday, 21 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time





The School of Law at the University of Aberdeen is looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the field of Energy Transition Law.  We will be happy to receive applications from any high-quality candidates having a specialism within this broad area, and candidates with a demonstrable ability in the areas of renewable energy, low-carbon energy law, electricity law and/or climate change law would be particularly welcome.

The University of Aberdeen’s School of Law is an ambitious School with a long history of high quality teaching and research.  We consistently rank in the Top 10 UK Law Schools (ranked 7 in The Good University Guide, 2020) and hold an NSS satisfaction rating of 95%.  We are committed to equality and diversity and hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award.  We have a supportive research culture that will encourage the successful candidate to pursue their research ambitions.  The successful candidate will work within the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy and Resources Law.

Our learning environment is one of support and personal development leading to well-rounded and highly employable graduates from across Scotland, the UK, the EU and more internationally. The School of Law offers a range of LLB degrees, including programmes approved by the relevant Scots and English accrediting bodies, 5-year programmes involving language study and a year’s study abroad, and a two-year accelerated degree for graduates. A varied Graduate programme is offered including a range of taught Masters’ degrees including in Oil and Gas Law, Energy Law and Energy and Environmental Law.  Some of our programmes are offered by online distance learning as well as on campus. Furthermore, our School offers PhD/Doctoral and LLM by Research degrees. 

The successful candidate will be expected:

  • to deliver student teaching and assessment in law at graduate and undergraduate level,
  • to undertake and disseminate top quality legal research in accordance with the School's research strategy,
  • to develop impact pathways and to participate in public engagement and knowledge transfer,  
  • to apply for research funding,
  • to supervise graduate students, and
  • to participate in the academic administration and community life of the School.

Start date is negotiable, but it would be advantageous if the candidate could take up the post by March 2020. 

In view of the School’s ambitious plans for internationalisation and online learning, some foreign travel and/or engagement in distance learning activities may be required. 

Salary will (for candidates appointed as Lecturer) be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) or (for candidate appointed as Senior Lecturer) at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment may be made subject to satisfactory references and depending on experience may be subject to a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliot-Jones, tel: +44 1224 273757; email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 November 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact either Prof Greg Gordon, Head of School, or Prof Matyas Bodig, Deputy Head of School.

Professor Greg W. Gordon, Head of School

01224 272418

Prof Matyas Bodig, Deputy Head of School

01224 272424

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Gordon or Prof Bodig.

Please quote reference number LAW042A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.