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Closing Date: 12 September 2019

Lecturer (Education) in Law (Practice) - Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

Lecturer (Education) in Law (Practice)     

Ref: 19/107758           School of Law

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m.

As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The School of Law benefits from excellent relationships with the legal professions in Northern Ireland, including through its Judge in Residence programme, and regular teaching and research collaborations between staff, students, members of the judiciary and practicing lawyers.

These new posts seek to build on and strengthen these relationships. The post holders will contribute to Foundations of Legal Knowledge teaching on the LLB, and produce scholarship of interest and relevance to the practice and understanding of the law in Northern Ireland. They will hold a professional legal qualification, and will use their practice-based expertise to augment and enhance current and future provision in the School.

There are up to three positions available on a 0.2 FTE basis for a three year period.

The successful candidate must have:

A degree in Law (at 2.1 or above) and/or qualification which equates to the Foundations of Legal Knowledge for professional purposes.

A relevant professional legal qualification.

At least 3 years’ post-qualification experience in professional legal practice.

A demonstrated ability to produce scholarship of interest and relevance to the practice and understanding of the law in Northern Ireland

Scholarly interests that are sustainable and which complement the research and education strategies of the School of Law.

A willingness and capacity to contribute to the teaching of foundation subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Further information about the School/Centre/Directorate/Faculty/Institute/Project can be found at –

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kathryn McNeilly via email at or Kevin Brown via email at

Salary scale:         

Ac2 £33,199 to £39,610 per annum                  

Ac3 £40,792 to £50,132 per annum

Closing date:          Wednesday 12 September 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email .

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

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