Lecturer in Law (Teaching & Research) University of Dundee United Kingdom

Lecturer in Law (Teaching & Research)

Grade 8 (£39,324 - £46,924)

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to enhance the excellence in teaching and research in Law within the School of Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a private law or commercial law background and will ideally have experience in areas such as banking law, trade law and/or competition law. The candidate will be expected to take an active role in the teaching of our successful of our undergraduate LLB, taught LLM and PhD programmes and any new programmes we will develop in the field. In addition to teaching and administrative duties (including student recruitment) the successful candidate should have a clearly articulated research strategy and will undertake excellent research with demonstrable impact. Pursuit of external grant funding and regularly publishing research papers in top ranked journals are essential along with a strategy for knowledge exchange.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute at the highest level (REF 3-4*) to the research activities of Dundee Law School and the University of Dundee as a whole, publish in high quality research journals and present work at international conferences;
  • Engage in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with other academic or industrial partners;
  • Support the full economic cost of research by generating grant income and/or industrial funding;
  • Supervise research students;
  • the development and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate modules in both theoretical and practical settings would be beneficial;
  • use innovative teaching methods to deliver high quality and effective teaching at all levels in such a manner as to equip students with the skills, attributes and experience required for their future careers;
  • supervise multi-disciplinary research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, ensuring that each student receives an outstanding research experience;
  • carry out a range of administrative tasks within the school and provide academic support to students;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others and an effective team member;
  • You will be expected to travel on occasional University business to support the recruitment and/or partnership activities;
  • maintain a personal development programme as agreed with academic line manager.


- PhD in Law or a cognate discipline;

- An ambitious and well developed research plan with a publication strategy and evidence of pursuit of external funding;

- Successful progress towards a track record of publication of peer-reviewed outputs consistent with inclusive into the Research Excellence Framework (REF2020);

- Conduct individual or collaborative research projects;

- Demonstrated experience of excellent University teaching, module design and leadership;

- Experience of setting, marking, assessing work and examinations and providing quality feedback to students;

- Experience of supervision of undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate student projects;

- Mentor colleagues and advise on personal development;

- Develop ideas for generating income and promoting the subject;

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

- Evidence of ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others;

- Evidence of effective team membership;

- Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands

- Ability to engage and travel in occasional overseas recruitment activities.


- Experience of curriculum development and review;

- Experience of successful supervision of PhD research students;

- Experience of successful international recruitment;

- Experience of Public Engagement.

For more information and to apply please visit www.jobs.dundee.ac.uk

To further discuss the details of this post, informal inquires may be made to Professor Stuart R. Cross, s.r.cross@dundee.ac.uk, +44(0)1382 384603.

 The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment.  We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.
The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.
The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096. 

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