Lecturer in Law (Human Rights, Security and Counter-terrorism)

May 9, 2021
Law, Security Policy
University of Essex
Colchester, United Kingdom
£41,527 – £49,553 per annum GBP

Ranked 51st amongst law schools globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021) Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously.

As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business, finance, and criminology. We also run an award-winning joint English and French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects including human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs), business and commercial law, international trade law, maritime law and international law. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our diverse student body.

The benefits of a growing law school include the large range of research expertise, and the ability to foster new research connections and to build innovative research teams. Within the School, colleagues are working across an extensive range of issues across the discipline of law, both domestic and international, and including interdisciplinary research. We have established research clusters in areas of strength, such as human rights, public law, business law, criminal justice, socio-legal studies, law and health, and law and technology. We provide rich and engaging forums for discussion, the opportunity to develop new research areas, research feedback provided by mentors, and practical support through our research support fund and peer review of funding applications.

Duties of the Role
The School of Law is recruiting a Lecturer to join our diverse community of scholars, who will hold expertise in some or all of the following areas: human rights and counter-terrorism, national and international security law, humanitarian law, UN peacekeeping operations, and civil and political rights. The successful candidate will deliver innovative and engaging teaching, supervision and learning support to our students.

The successful candidate will also produce excellent published outputs that support the School’s research strategy and its submission to the REF. They will actively contribute to a vibrant and mutually supportive academic environment, and take on a leadership/citizenship role in the academic administration of the School, appropriate to experience.

Skills and qualifications required
Applicants will have a relevant doctoral level research degree or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of PhD, as well as having an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law (or equivalent professional experience). They will be able to design and deliver engaging teaching and learning support, and will have a clear understanding of the needs of students in their academic development.

Applicants will be able to conduct high quality research, with evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes. An ability and willingness to engage in impact, knowledge exchange and outreach activities is also required.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Law. At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

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