Lecturer in Law (Child and Family Law)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927.00 - £50,296.00 per annum (Grade 6)
09 May 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

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We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Law on our Research or Professional Practice, Learning and Teaching pathway. The successful candidate will join a strong team of committed staff and contribute to the delivery of teaching on Child and Family 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 that has consistently high NSS ratings.

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.

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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 and income generation. We are particularly seeking to augment our professional activity and profile in the area Family and Child Law generally to support and develop the work of the Law Subject Group and the Centre for Child and Family Law and Policy.

The applicant will contribute to learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and doctoral supervisions and must be prepared to deliver undergraduate modules in Child and Family Law and to develop new undergraduate 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.

Who we are looking for


  • 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.

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Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,927.00 - £50,296.00 per annum (Grade 6)

Further Information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

Application Closing Date: 6th June 2022 @11:59pm

Interview date: June 2022

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor Richard Whitecross R.Whitecross@napier.ac.uk

For general recruitment queries, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here