Associate Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Public Law and Human Rights (Grade 9) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance.  Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application. 

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

Joining our team of 43 award-winning academic staff in Durham Law School, you can expect a dynamic energy that has seen us consistently listed in the top five law schools in the country – with the Daily Telegraph ranking us an impressive 3rd.  As a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, our students go on to achieve incredible careers, with many securing high-flying careers in establishments such as the UK Supreme Court and the Government – and now you can take a guiding hand in that success, bringing your knowledge of Public Law and Human Rights to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study.  Working with small groups to deliver seminars and tutorials on modules such as ‘UK Constitutional Law’ and ‘The Individual and the State’, you will be a key member of The Human Rights Centre.  You will also guide the students’ research projects and undertake your own academic studies, supported by research leave and an individual allowance.

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related subject. 
  • Exceptional knowledge of Public Law and Human Rights issues, with a passion for conveying this knowledge to your students. 
  • Outstanding teaching skills, with membership of the HEA, or working towards attaining this.  
  • The creativity to adapt your teaching to different sized groups, with the ability to use technology and other techniques. 
  • Evidence of world-class research outputs, with the ability to secure funding and a comprehensive research plan. 
  • Previous experience of supervising PhD students, with the confidence to lead research groups and early career researchers. 
  • Solid communication skills, plus the ability to lead colleagues and contribute to the development of the law school as a whole. 

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

To apply please click here https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 30th October 2017