Lecturer (Teaching and Research) - Birmingham Law School [closing 02.02.2020]

Країна: Англія;

Місто: Birmingham

Додана: 02.02.2020

Роботодавець: Birmingham Law School

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers;

Дедлайн подачі: 02.02.2020


Birmingham Law School wishes to appoint a lecturer to add to our global, diverse, friendly, and ambitious intellectual community. We are seeking scholars who can make a contribution to teaching and research in one of the following fields: energy and/or environmental law, commercial and corporate law broadly defined, criminal law and criminology (including the law of evidence).

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and scholar, with an ambitious research agenda that complements and/or expands the currents strengths within the School. This individual will be expected to take an active role in the delivery of our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes. In addition to demonstrating capacity, and willingness, to contribute to our core teaching, the successful candidate will have evidence of high quality research outputs, and plans for the future around grant capture. The School is particularly interested in candidates who can utilise their research expertise to deliver outstanding research informed teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Summary of Role

Contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration.

Research is likely to involve initiating, conducting and disseminating original research. The research has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national reputation and often an incipient international reputation.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining PhD students, and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Departmental/School level or further within the University.

Main Duties/Responsibilities


To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.

  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research

  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff

  • Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings

  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued

  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally

  • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline 

  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding

  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

Learning and Teaching


To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels

  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same

  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate

  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award - as a mark or as credit - such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations

  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field

  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media

  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods

  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University

  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work



To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School

  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)

  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students

  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)

  • Manage enterprise, business developments, and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and University

  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.

  • Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour.

Person Specification

  • PhD (or near completion) in Law or a cognate discipline OR appropriate professional qualifications and experience with clear evidence of ability to develop a research career;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Evidence of ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others;

  • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.

  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism

  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research


  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation

  • Experience of developing research objectives, projects and proposals;

  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods

  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity


  • Experience of designing and delivering modules successfully, including setting, marking, and assessing work and providing feedback to students

  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability


  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes

  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively

  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Applicants are asked to upload an academic CV and covering letter as part of their application.

   Informal enquires to Professor Lorraine Talbot, l.e.talbot@bham.ac.ukphone: 0121 414 3631 (Please note the University closes on 20 December 2019 and reopens on 2 January 2020)

Birmingham Law School is a diverse, civic and global law school. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and teaching, and to supporting academic work that is influential in and beyond the academy. Our scholarly community includes academics pursuing doctrinal, comparative, critical, feminist, socio-legal, interdisciplinary and empirical work and all methodological approaches are welcomed and supported. Our current research centres include the flagship Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research, through which we also provide extensive clinical legal opportunities to our students.

We are proud of the diversity and excellence of our student body, and committed to enabling students to develop into independent researchers and thinkers during their time with us. We are also proud of, and committed to furthering, the diversity of our staff body, and we welcome applications from candidates of all genders, backgrounds, and identities who wish to become part of our scholarly community. We are one of the world’s Top 100 Law Schools, and we are consistently named as one of the UK’s best law schools. 

As a member of Birmingham Law School, the individual appointed to the post will join a lively and flourishing School where he/she/they will enjoy opportunities for intellectual and other leadership, challenging and rewarding teaching, and membership of a collegiate and highly ambitious community of scholars and students.  

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