Lecturer, Education Law

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,914 - £40,322 per annum.
22 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 22/03/2021
Salary £36,914 - £40,322 per annum.
Job category/type Academic

Lecturer (Education) Law

Job description

The School of Law seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Education) in Law. The successful candidate will teach law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contribute to teaching in at least two foundations of legal knowledge subjects. Upon appointment, you will be given time to develop your scholarship within the post, and have the opportunity to contribute to School administration as appropriate to the stage of career, and with a view to supporting career development.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject
  • A degree in Law (at 2.1 or above) or qualification which equates to the Foundations of Legal Knowledge for professional purposes
  • 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
  • Experience of teaching law in an HE context
  • Demonstrable ability to contribute to the teaching of law subjects at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.  

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.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate 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.

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).

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 most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk  Information regarding pay, reward and benefits of working at QUB can be found here.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also Protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found here.

Informal queries can be directed to Dr Ciara Hackett at c.hackett@qub.ac.uk and Dr Kevin Brown at K.Brown@qub.ac.uk.  

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