Senior Lecturer in Professional Legal Education (Education)

London (Greater) (GB)
15 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The Dickson Poon School of Law is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to join its core team for Professional Legal Education. This is a post on the Academic Education Pathway, which emphasises teaching, scholarship and innovation. Successful candidates will have excellent teaching and course design skills, as well as experience working in the legal profession. 

The successful candidate will be responsible, as part of a new team, for the design and delivery of innovative, practice-oriented programmes in core and specialist areas of Law and Legal Practice.  It will also support the extra-curricular skills programmes.

The programmes undertaken will include, inter alia, post-graduate programmes and short courses.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Executive Dean.  

The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London is one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world. It is ranked 16th in the world and 5th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings for Law 2021. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, research in the School was rated as number one in the UK.

The Dickson Poon School of Law embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We attract students and staff from across the world, from many different backgrounds, with a variety of ethnicities, religions, and sexual and gender identities. We promote flexible working as a key enabler of inclusion.  We particularly encourage and welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and from candidates who are LGBTQ+ and/or have a disability.

The Dickson Poon School of Law is housed in the East Wing of Somerset House, a Grade One listed building, on the College’s Strand Campus, no more than a couple of minutes’ walk from the Royal Courts of Justice and Inns of Court and midway between Westminster and the City of London. The School’s location has always enabled it to have excellent contacts with practitioners and policy-makers, and there is a strong tradition of engagement with the legal profession.

The Dickson Poon School of Law has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the laws of England and Wales, European, International and Transnational Law. The School’s research interests cover all areas of public and private law and include the philosophy and sociology of law as well as doctrinal, empirical, historical, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of law. Its educational offering covers a broad range of legal disciplines and is home to a vibrant postgraduate research community. It also has a Professional Law Institute and a Legal Clinic.

Of particular relevance to this role are the School’s Professional Law Institute, which provides a focal point for its practice-based education, research and civic engagement, as well as strengthening our connections to practitioners and stakeholder institutions in the heart of legal London, and its Legal Clinic, which aims to improve access to justice through a range of activities, including the provision of free legal advice to members of the public through its Legal Advice Clinic. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract. 

This is a full-time post.