Lecturer in Law (2 Posts)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 Aug 2021

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School of Law
Location:  Curzon Building
Salary:  £37,505 to £40,766 per annum
Posted On:  Friday 16 July 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 August 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 12 August 2021
Reference:  072021-305

The School of Law at Birmingham City University is a large, vibrant and diverse community of legal scholarship, learning and practice with a strong commitment to excellence, innovation and transformation through legal research and education. The School provides academic and professional legal education across all levels, from foundation year to PhD, including our flagship LLB, LLM and LPC programmes. The School is home to well over a thousand students, and has trained many of the legal professionals in the region and beyond.

The School is currently looking to appoint one or more outstanding candidates to academic positions within the School. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to all areas of activity within the School, in particular research, enterprise and teaching. We would particularly encourage applications from candidates with innovative and ground-breaking research combined with a passion for transformative legal education and broader knowledge exchange. We would also welcome applicants with a relevant background in legal practice. We welcome candidates with a scholarly background in any field of law, but particularly encourage applications from emerging and established researchers in the fields of public law, commercial and corporate law, and legal practice.

In recent years, the School’s research reputation and ambitions have grown exponentially, and our research community is home to a large number of leading and emerging scholars in a variety of areas of law. In particular, the School is home to the extremely influential BCU Centre for Human Rights and the innovative, multidisciplinary Centre for Law, Science and Policy. The School has also long been the leading British hub of expertise in American Legal Studies and hosts both the Centre for American Legal Studies and the British Journal for American Legal Studies. The School also has an emerging focus of research specialisation in the fields of international commercial, corporate and trade law.

We are extremely proud of the intimate and innovative links between our research and teaching, and we have a suite of research-led academic LLMs in International Human Rights Law, International Business Law and International Law, alongside specialist pathways within our LLB portfolio. The School has a research-led philosophy regarding teaching, and encourages and expects colleagues to develop and deliver teaching in their fields of passion and expertise. Our entire suite of undergraduate programmes has recently been redesigned to allow students to enjoy a curriculum which reflects the expertise of the academic community of the School. The School also has a proud tradition of professional legal education and is home to a large Law Clinic.

For Informal enquiries regarding the role should be addressed to Dr Sarah Cooper (sarah.cooper@bcu.ac.uk ), Director of Research in the School of Law.

Further details:

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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