Assistant Professor in Legal Theory

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

Assistant Professor in Legal Theory

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.  Moreover, as a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, our academics are at the heart of world-class research, engaging with important issues on a national and international level.  We are expanding at the quickest pace in our distinguished 50 year history, making this an exceptional time to join us.  In this multi-layered position, you will join the Human Rights Centre to combine research with teaching, supporting our undergraduate and postgraduate students as they engage in an internationally excellent education.  Enjoying extensive opportunities for research including research leave and a generous research allowance, you will be supported to produce outputs that raise your profile and that of the school, both nationally and internationally. 

You’ll need: 

  • Research interests in Legal Theory, with evidence of former outputs that are deemed to be ‘world class’. If you also have interests in gender and/or identity that would be desirable, but isn’t essential.
  • A clear research plan in Legal Theory that includes the ability to secure funding.
  • Evidence of leading research groups, plus mentoring research colleagues and supervising PhD students.  
  • A good first degree plus a PhD in Law or a related topic. 
  • The ability to teach students in a creative and stimulating manner, using various techniques including technology. You will also have accredited qualifications in higher education teaching (or be in the process of achieving these). 

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 : 06th November 2017