Lecturer of (Commercial) Law

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Build your Academic Law career with Edinburgh Napier University.

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Law on our Professional Practice, Learning and Teaching, or Research pathway. The successful candidate will join a strong team of committed staff and contribute to the delivery of Commercial Law/Arbitration Law/ Banking Law and related subject areas within the Law Subject Group. The LLB is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. The post will contribute to developing our engagement with local and national legal services market.

Edinburgh Napier Business School is going places and provides opportunities for the innovative development of areas of Law as well as career progression and development enhanced by the University Strategy.

The Law staff currently deliver a highly successful LLB (Hons) programme with various in routes that has consistently high NSS ratings.

About the school 

The Business School  is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland and at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. It has an established track record of a high level of engagement and collaborative working with business and professional networks.

To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video

The role

An opportunity has arisen for an established and motivated professional or academic to play a key role in taking forward the work of the Law subject group. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the subject group, together with its Head and other staff members, to achieve and drive forward its strategic objectives. At the same time, the role will enable the applicant to further develop their own professional profile.

The ideal applicant will have a proven professional or research activity track record in areas that compliment and expand our existing strengths, and make a significant contribution to knowledge exchange income generation. We are particularly seeking to augment our professional activity and profile in the area Succession & Trusts and Scots Private Law generally to support and develop the work of the Law Subject Group.

The applicant will contribute to learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and doctoral supervisions and must be prepared to deliver undergraduate module in Business and Corporate Law and to develop new undergraduate modules on Arbitration/Banking Law and such other modules as requested by Head of Subject on the LLB programme. The successful applicant will be invited to develop a new module based on their specialism and subject to discussion with the Head of Subject.   

To view our role description, please click here.    

Who we are looking for

In addition to the role profile the following criteria are essential: 

  • Evidence of a professional (legal) or academic profile
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in specialism to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes
  • Evidence of generating external funding or successful research collaboration
  • Proven track record in leading and managing within a team environment
  • A doctoral level qualification in Law is essential.

Benefits we offer

We are a flexible employer

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)

Further Information about our benefits can be found here

Additional information

Application Closing Date: 19 January 2022 @ 11.59pm

Interview Date: 3rd and 4th February 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

Interview day: 

Applicants are encouraged to make contact, pre interview. For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Professor Richard Whitecross R.Whitecross@napier.ac.uk

Please also note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.


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