Assistant Professor in Law

Dublin (IE)
03 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Dublin City University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Law 
Permanent Contract

Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates, and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high-quality rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to DCU’s consistent presence in the rankings of the world’s top young universities. 

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

Law at DCU

The School of Law and Government offers successful taught programmes in Law both at undergraduate and graduate level, including a BCL (recognised by the Honorable Society of King's Inns as an approved law degree), a BA in Economics, Politics and Law, an LLM, a Master in European Law & Policy and a PhD programme. 

The School has a particular interest in socio-legal studies and promotes interdisciplinary research, including through the DCU Brexit Institute. The School is committed to high quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals and supports its staff in such work. We have led research programmes supported by the Irish Research Council, the EU and other national and international funders.  

Law at Dublin City University has been a rapidly growing discipline and in order to support increases in demand for taught programmes in law and the growth in our research programmes, the School of Law and Government, intends to appoint a new Assistant Professor in in Law.  We welcome especially applicants with a European and international profile and strong research interests.  We have a particular desire to strengthen expertise in the broad area of international economic law, including trade law, commercial law, anti-trust and competition law, tax law or transnational regulation and that may be a factor in short-listing and final decision.

Main Duties

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach onto modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals and with high profile book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere 
  • Supervise postgraduate research students. 
  • Participate actively in School activities and contribute to the development of the School’s profile in teaching and research.
  • Undertake administrative duties related to the position.

Skills and Experience 

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and must have completed a doctoral qualification in law (or be close to submitting a PhD for examination). The successful candidate will have experience of university teaching at lecturer level on a full-time basis and will be able to convincingly demonstrate a strong commitment to academic research. Candidates with a track-record of international publications are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and contributing to developing the teaching and research agenda within the School, as well as supporting the School’s fund-raising activities through grant applications. 

Further Information:

More information on the School, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at: https://www.dcu.ie/law_and_government and at http://www.dcu.ie/socio-legal

Informal Enquiries to:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Federico Fabbrini, Professor of Law, School of Law and Government. Email: Federico.Fabbrini@dcu.ie. Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below.

Salary Scales:  Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor / Lecturer above bar:     €51,671 - €82,217*
Assistant Professor / Lecturer below bar:     €38,736 - €53,251*

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above salary scale or Lecturer Below bar in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 19th April 2018  

Application Procedure

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (open Competitions) website at http://www.dcu.ie/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0) 1 7005149.

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref 847 Assistant Professor in Law.

Applications should be submitted by email to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 7005500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9.Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email: Insert hr.applications@dcu.ie.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer

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