Lecturer, Education in Law and Technology

Northern Ireland
£36,914 - £40,322 per annum.
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 06/01/2020  
Salary £36,914 - £40,322 per annum.  
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The School of Law seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Education) in Law and Technology. The successful candidate will lead or contribute to modules in law and technology (e.g. cybersecurity, data protection, e-commerce), and contribute to teaching in media and/or intellectual property law, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with preference given to a candidate with the capacity to contribute to the School's strategic initiatives in this field (such as teaching non-law students, and exploring and developing new forms of delivery). 

The successful candidate will be given time to develop their scholarship within the post, and will have the opportunity to contribute to School administration as appropriate to the stage of career, and with a view to supporting career development. They will be involved in the launch of a new LLM Law and Technology in September 2020 and in the School's other plans in this field.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A degree in Law (at 2.1 or above) or qualification which equates to the Foundations of Legal Knowledge for professional purposes.
  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • A minimum of three years' scholarship experience in law or a relevant subject - this can include the time spent engaged in PhD level study
  • Scholarly interests that are sustainable and which complement the strategy of the School of Law, including its engagement with other Schools.
  • Willingness to contribute to the teaching of technology law subjects (e.g. cybersecurity, data protection, e-commerce) at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
  • Willingness to contribute to the teaching of intellectual property and/or media law at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels
  • Experience of teaching law in an HE context

This is a fixed term position available for two years.

The School of Law is based in a modern state of the art building at the heart of the campus which includes an interactive Moot Court and a Digital Studio. Academics working in the Law School research across a range of diverse areas, reflecting both traditional and contemporary legal scholarship. We are a globally recognised Law School with internationally acknowledged excellence.

The School of Law is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career progression of women in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) in line with the Athena SWAN Charter. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK's most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. 

We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Queen's University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. 

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