Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

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

Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate 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: 

With many of our former students achieving prestigious careers, Durham Law School is proud to establish the career trajectory of graduates who ultimately go on to become members of the Government, the UK Supreme Court and further afield, in national and international roles.  It’s because of these levels of success that we are a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, and it is this award-winning environment that you could be a part of when you provide exceptional teaching and guide our research capabilities in Commercial and Corporate Law.  Teaching modules ranging from Contract Law to Trusts Law, you will engage with our student body to adapt your approach depending on the size and needs of the group.  Utilising your knowledge in commercial, banking, financial or corporate law, you will also lead research groups and supervise PhD students.  This dual-stand position also enjoys plenty of time to pursue your research interests in commercial and corporate law, supported by research leave and associated allowance options.  If your research interests happen to be in line with innovation, entrepreneurship, financial regulation or tax law that would be an added bonus, but isn’t absolutely necessary. 

You’ll need: 

  • Membership of the Higher Education Academy, or you will be actively pursuing accredited teaching qualifications. 
  • A commitment to provide an exceptional standard of teaching, adapting tutorials, seminars and lectures to fit the needs of individual groups. 
  • The ability to teach modules including Contract Law, Land Law, Tort Law or Trusts Law. 
  • Research interests that complement the commercial and corporate law interests of the school, supported by a well-considered research plan and the ability to generate income to support this work. 
  • Evidence that your previous research outputs have made an impact (or are world-class and therefore have the potential to do so). 
  • Excellent PhD supervision capabilities. 
  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related subject. 

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 : 02nd  November 2017