Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

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

Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

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: 

Durham Law School is consistently ranked to be among the top five in the country, with The Times listing us 4th and the Daily Telegraph placing us 3rd in their league tables.  Not only that, but as a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, our academics are at the heart of world-class research and are highly active in engaging on important issues on a national and international level.  We are expanding at the quickest pace in our 50 year history, making this an exceptional time to join us.   With research interests in the broad area of commercial and corporate law, we will provide a strong research infrastructure which will fully support your progression as an internationally excellent scholar.  If your research interests are in the region of financial regulation or tax law, or law and innovation or entrepreneurship, that would be an advantage but isn’t a necessity.  An innovative thinker with the ability to share your passion for Law with our exceptional students, you will ensure that they are educated in a world class learning environment. 

You’ll need: 

  • Experience of teaching Commercial and Corporate Law to a high standard, supported by fellowship of the HEA or working towards achieving this.  
  • The ability to teach groups of varying sizes, in particular intimate seminars and tutorials. Your creative adaptation of the modules will also include the ability to use technology and other techniques throughout your teaching.  
  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law (or a related subject). 
  • An ambitious research plan with the ability to secure funding. You will also have a track record of producing world-class research outputs that have had an impact beyond your institution. 
  • Good communication and leadership skills, with the ability to mentor PhD students and guide research groups. 

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.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 16th November 2017