Saturday, 15 May 2010

Lecturer in Law Job @ Sunderland

So maybe you've been reading my blog and thought to yourself "wow, I'd love to and work at that amazing Law School". Well now you can. Check out this job advert that has recently appeared. Please don't contact me about it - but use the link/details on the advert.

Faculty of Business and Law
Lecturer in Law
£29,854 - £35,646 per annum
Based in Sunderland

You will be required to support the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in law in a manner concomitant with providing an excellent student experience; to support and develop the research profile of the Department and to contribute to income generation activities.

You will be required to;

Engage in teaching and assessment of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels by preparation of high quality learning materials within the subject area, via lectures, seminars and workshops. Pro-actively engage in the support of student learning and achievement and contribute to the maintenance of the Department’s reputation for excellence in respect of the National Student Survey. Teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within an established programme of study.

Teach in a developing capacity in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures. Ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials will meet the defined learning objectives.

Develop own teaching materials, methods and approaches. Transfer knowledge in the form of practical skills, methods and techniques. Identify learning needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives. Supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems. Provide administrative and programme support as agreed with the Department Head.

Develop the skills of applying appropriate approaches to teaching, challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.
Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback, including peer review of teaching.

Agree and manage own teaching, research, reach-out and academic management/administration responsibilities. Maintain or develop an active research profile which is supportive of the curriculum generally and of specific
teaching workload. Engage in appropriate reach-out activities to generate income in relation to Departmental objectives. Develop and implement personal research and reach-out plans.

Conduct individual and/or collaborative research and reach-out projects. Contribute to writing proposals for external funding for research and/or reach-out activities and contribute to the subsequent delivery of projects that are funded. Disseminate the outcomes of research and/or reach-out through publication, presentation or exhibition.

Continually update knowledge and understanding at the forefront of the academic discipline and, if appropriate, also at the forefront of the relevant area of professional practice. Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area or professional practice into the course of study.

It is essential that you have a First degree in Law recognised as conferring QLD status, can demonstrate commitment to a student-centred approach in teaching, learning and assessment, have experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education and have an active research profile or research potential which is supportive of the
curriculum at Sunderland.

You must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in law to work within established teaching, research and reach-out programmes. Engage in continuous professional development and possess the qualities and transferable skills necessary for the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in
complex and unpredictable situations, in professional or equivalent environments.

A postgraduate qualification (normally doctorate or Masters, LPC) or equivalent, fellowship of the H.E.A, experience of module/programme leadership and/or administration are desirable for this role and an interest in, or willingness to develop an interest in International Law and/or International Human Rights would be welcome

Ref No: FBL034 / 1851

For additional information about this post please contact Karen Hadley, Head of Department on 0191 515 3435 or email

The University of Sunderland application form and Role Profile for this post can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department on 0191 515 2055 or

Closing date: 11th June 2010.

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