Assistant Professor in Chinese Law

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
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04 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Chinese 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:

As a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, Durham is the type of establishment in which high-flying careers are launched and reputations are established.  Ranked in the top five law schools throughout the UK with the Daily Telegraph placing us 3rd, our award-winning academics are passionate about sharing their knowledge with their gifted students.  You will therefore share your expertise in Chinese Law with various institutes, research groups and centres such as the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Human Rights Centre, combining research and supervision capabilities with a confident ability to teach students on our LLM programme.  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: 

  • A high standard of teaching skills, supported by accredited qualifications in Higher Education teaching (or be in the process of completing this qualification). 
  • The ability to adapt your teaching to groups of various sizes using technology and other techniques to provide a truly inspirational learning experience for your students. 
  • A good first degree, with a PhD in Law or a related field. 
  • High quality research outputs that have the potential to be rated as ‘world class’. 
  • The ability to generate income for your research, as outlined in your extensive research plan. This should also include evidence of previous research impact, or its potential impact.  
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students and guide research groups, including the work of other researchers. 

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 : 04th December 2017