Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

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

Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights (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: 

As a top 40 QS World Ranked law school, we’re proud to launch the careers of some of the UK’s most influential legal thinkers.  Going on to achieve professional success both nationally and internationally in roles across The UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and even becoming Members of Parliament, our graduates are a cut above the rest thanks to the dynamic research-led education that our academics provide.  Bringing your expertise of Public Law and Human Rights to the team, you will become a key member of the Human Rights Centre, guiding the research capabilities of the students and mentoring PhD candidates as they strive to create world-class projects. This element of research will also play a large part of your working life with us, as we encourage applications for research leave (supported by a generous allowance) in which you may pursue your individual interests that will complement the studies of the school.  Crucially, you will also deliver outstanding teaching across modules such as ‘The Individual and the State’ and ‘UK Constitutional Law’, pushing our students to achieve the absolute best of their capabilities.

You’ll need: 

  • The ability to maintain student engagement in public law and human rights modules through creative teaching methods relayed via lectures, tutorials and seminars, with a particular emphasis on small-group teaching.  You will also utilise technology and other techniques to enhance the student experience. 
  • Accredited qualifications in teaching, or you will be committed to achieving these. 
  • World-class research outputs that have made an impact, with a research plan outlining further ambitions.  You should also have the ability to secure funding for your work via research project proposals. 
  • Solid communication skills with the confidence to supervise PhD studies and lead research groups. 
  • A good first degree with a PhD in Law or a related field. 

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 : 27th November 2017