Thursday, 14 October 2010

Vacancy: Post Graduate Academic Assistant in Law

I thought some readers might be interested in the following vacancy at Sunderland. I lead the law and society research cluster and I'm happy to talk about that aspect with anyone interested in applying.

University of Sunderland

Faculty of Business and Law

Post Graduate Academic Assistant

£18,425 - £22,237

4 year Fixed Term Contract

We are an innovative, forward-thinking and inspirational University with international reach and remarkable local impact. The Faculty of Business and Law has almost 3,000 students worldwide, and is committed to providing programmes that combine academic excellence with practical, vocational and transferable skills.

The Faculty hosts the Centre for Research into the Experience Economy (CREE) that provides a supportive research environment and culture for world-leading and internationally excellent research. This appointment is critical to the development and success of our vibrant new research strategy.

We are seeking to appoint a PGAA over the coming months with a view to contributing to the learning, teaching and research environments of the Faculty, to deliver against its vision 'to be an enterprising and innovative brand of business and law education, and our services to business industry and the wider regional, national and international communities'. You will be expected to perform teaching duties, appropriate to University lecturing staff, for up to half of a normal full-time academic teaching load, combined with study for a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Post Graduate Academic Assistant in Law

Ref. FBL038/1934

The Department of Law has steadily been improving its reputation for research and particularly research which feeds directly into the student learning experience. Applicants should be looking to develop their research in one of two areas, both of which are supportive of the curriculum and academic philosophy of the Department.

1. Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (encompassing any aspect of substantive Criminal Law; Partial Defences to Murder; Consent; Complicity; General Defences; Property Offences; Organised Crime and Terrorism; Public Order Offences; Detention and Control Orders; Surveillance).

2. Law and Society (encompassing Law and Sexuality; Human Rights; Family Law; Aspects of Private International Law; Sports Law and Education Law - including Legal Education).

The University of Sunderland application form and role profiles for the above post can be obtained via or by contacting the HR Department on 0191 515 2055.

For additional information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Sonal Minocha, Associate Dean of Resources, Research and External Engagement on 0191 515 3613 or email:

Closing date: 14th November 2010.

It is expected that selection for this role will take place week commencing 6th December 2010.

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