Assistant Professor in Criminal Law

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

Assistant Professor in Criminal Law (Grade 8)

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: 

Taking on a key role in Durham Law School – a place of exceptional academia that has launched the careers of graduates who have gone on to become members of the UK Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals – you will join our team of 43 award-winning staff, providing a high calibre of teaching and undertaking research in Criminal Law. At a pivotal point in our history in which we are considerably expanding the team, you will shape the next generation of Criminal Lawyers with imaginative teaching methods conveyed in tutorials, lectures and seminars. Using a variety of techniques to keep our Criminal Law module fresh and relevant, you will also lead and develop forward-thinking research in the broad areas of criminal law and criminal justice, including doctrinal and socio-legal scholarship. If you are also able to turn your hand to teaching law of evidence, that would be an added bonus, but isn’t strictly necessary. Supervising PhD students, you will enjoy a good balance between educating our dynamic student body and conducting your own world-class research, supported by research leave and associated allowance options. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related subject. 
  • Evidence of research excellence in the field of criminal law or criminal justice, fully supported by world-class outputs that have made an impact beyond your institution (or the scope to be of this standard). 
  • The ability to generate income for your research projects, supported by a comprehensive research plan. 
  • The ability to develop creative and innovative teaching methods, delivered to a variety of group sizes. 
  • HEA teaching qualifications, or in the process of achieving this status. 
  • Fantastic communication skills, with the confidence to mentor PhD students and lead 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.

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

Closing date : 13th November 2017