The Department of Humanities & Law is part of the Faculty of Media and Communication which is one of the largest of its kind in the world and has a global reputation for combining practice, research, and teaching. Law at BU hosts the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management ‘CIPPM’ one of the foremost research centres in this area. Alongside this, we are building our research specialisms in human rights, social justice and in legal practice with research expertise in corporate law, commercial law, business regulation and legal education. The successful candidate will be invited to join a research centre/s aligned to their practice and/or research.
We have a flourishing academic culture in Law. We work in partnership with our students to co-create research and foster their ambitions. Our Law undergraduate programme includes a range of degrees: Law, and pathways in Law with Legal Practice, Law with Politics, and Law, Media and Creative industries, all of which are Qualifying Law Degrees. We also deliver successful postgraduate academic and professional courses. We have a framework of LLMs, with a variety of specialisms including Public International Law, International Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, and a newly revalidated LLM in Legal Practice. We have a growing number of PhD students. We have excellent support for research at all levels of the University with a research ecology focused on mentorship and support.
We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Law to join our team. Teaching will predominantly be on the LLB in Law. You join a team committed to equality, diversity, sustainability and embedding these principles in everything we do. The next phase of our growth in Law is to develop our research themes further, build an Industry Board, and contribute to Legal Practice through the formation of a Law Clinic. You will be familiar with information technology and have the ability to develop innovative learning experiences for students in online, mixed mode and face to face delivery. Your research specialism will align to one or more of the following Foundation Subjects and an ability to teach across a number of these:
- Law of Obligations (Contract);
- Law of Obligations (Tort and Restitution);
- Law of Trusts and Estates;
- Human Rights;
- Property and Land Law
You will have a Doctorate in Law, or a Masters equivalent with the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level, or you will have the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from date of appointment.
Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.
BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We have achieved a number of charters and memberships that reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. These include being a Mindful Employer (2010), a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer, Athena Swan charter, and Race Equality Charter (2016). We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Chloe Skillington (07900 605368)
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Interviews likely to take place in September.
Organisation: Bournemouth University
Salary: Starting salary from £34,804 to £40,322 per annum with further progression opportunities to £44,045
Posted date: 04/08/2021
Closing Date: TBC