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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Law

Business, Law & Tourism - School of Law & Tourism

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £51,801 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 January 2022
Reference:  0504-21
Further details:    Job Description     Job Description    

Sunderland Law School is seeking to appoint a talented, ambitious individual to join our team.
Our Law School is a small, vibrant school with over 300 students studying our on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We offer a supportive and friendly environment for our staff and students alike; working in and amongst our students with an open-door policy, we pride ourselves on offering an unrivalled level of personal and pastoral support to our students.

The mainstay of our offering is our LLB, which was refreshed in 2020, and provides a future focused Law degree, which embeds a strong vocational and academic ethos. This programme is complemented by a suite of traditional LLM degrees which were joined in 2016 by our LLM Legal Practice LPC. Sunderland Student Law Clinic opened in 2013 and is now a full-service clinic accommodating 7 solicitors and 80 undergraduate and postgraduate students who offer advice and assistance to clients each year.
In addition to the dedicated suite of offices which accommodate our law clinic, Sunderland Law School students benefit from a bespoke mock court room and law library alongside a range of classroom environments which facilitate a mix of lectures, seminars, and practical workshops.

The school will be launching a new Research Centre, which aims to explore and examine links between Social Justice and the Law, create networks with local, national and international research and develop opportunities to ensure high quality research platform to inform teaching and provide leading responses to pressing and challenging social justice issues e.g. - Access to Justice, Policy and reform associated to vulnerable groups, reform within the legal services sector, including diversity within the profession, IHR and Data protection.

You will hold or be nearing completion of your PhD in Law (viva within 6 months) . You will also have a track record of recent publications, and anticipate that you will be involved in developing projects in line with the new Research Centre, as such you will be expected to be research active and able to contribute to the REF.

We also expect you to be able to demonstrate excellent teaching practice across the foundation subjects and applicants specifically interested in teaching on the core modules as well as teaching on our LLM programme, applicants with interest in Tort, Company and Business Law teaching experience are encouraged. We will also expect that, in time, you will be part of our personal academic tutoring team, offering pastoral support for our students.

As part of our Law team, we also will encourage you to contribute to longer-term strategic decisions about our direction and the development of new programmes which will be looking to offer.

This role is open to those at Lecturer and Senior Lecturer level. Candidates should specify in their applications whether they seek appointment at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Level. The appointment grade will be dependent upon the skills and experience of the candidate.

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Caroline Gibby, Team Leader via 

The University of Sunderland has been awarded The Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

An Inclusive Place to Work - University of Sunderland - YouTube

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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