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Closing date for applications

  • Sunday, 18 September 2022

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Job Purpose

The post will be based at the University’s Belfast campus and offers an opportunity to join a highly successful Law School, with a strong teaching culture, a growing international and comparative profile, and an extraordinary record of success in research (REF) assessment.

Applicants for the Teaching and Research post must be able to contribute to core undergraduate law teaching. The post holder would be expected to evidence strong commitment to their own research goals, as well as to the broader research aims of the Law School and Unit of Assessment. The School has an excellent research reputation in relation to Gender, Human Rights and International Law, Transitional Justice, Access to Justice / Social Security, and is seeking to bolster its research excellence in these areas. Expertise in any of these fields would be an advantage.

Applicants for this post should evidence a forthcoming portfolio of scholarly publications and demonstrate evidence of capacity to publish research that would be considered ‘internationally excellent’ three-star research (as defined by REF 2021).

Main Duties

  1. Researching to a standard that is at least ‘internationally excellent’, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and garnering research related indicators of esteem.
  2. Contributing substantially to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as per School requirements.
  3. Participation in relevant Subject, Course Committee, School Board and other meetings.
  4. Contributing to curriculum development.
  5. Undertaking administrative tasks related to curricula, courses and School operations as directed.
  6. Any other duties appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.

Whilst the posts are campus based, the University operates as a unitary institution, and from time to time staff may also be asked to undertake teaching duties on other campuses.  In addition, staff are expected to attend meetings on any campus as appropriate.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be addressed to Professor Rory O’Connell or Dr Esther McGuinness.