Queen’s University Belfast
Lecturer in Law and Innovation Ref:
School of Law
The School of Law seeks to appoint a Lecturer
in Law and Innovation who will teach at undergraduate level in intellectual
property and private law, and at postgraduate level in law & innovation,
including supervision at doctoral level as required. The successful candidate
will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy and
contribute to School’s administration/outreach activity.
In 20/21 the School successfully launched a
new LLM programme in Law & Technology. The successful post holder/s will be
required to provide teaching expertise to deliver core and/or elective modules
on the programme; and specialist teaching on the Intellectual Property elective
module on the LLB, which typically attracts 100 students. The posts would offer
opportunities for elective modules/dissertation supervision in high-demand
fields where the School is seeking to add relevant expertise, across all areas
of intellectual property and law and technology. They would also support
teaching on at least one related Foundations modules in land law, tort law and
contract law, each of which attracts c.300 students in a given academic year.
There are opportunities for involvement in the ‘Future Screens NI’ R&D
partnership and in other collaborative efforts in which the School has engaged.
The successful candidate must have:
• A degree in Law (2.1 or above)
• A PhD in Law or cognate discipline
• A publication record (including papers about
to publish) in good quality peer reviewed journals and/or with relevant
publishers, commensurate with stage of career. Demonstrated ability to publish
at internationally-excellent level, with clear potential to make a strong
contribution to the School’s performance.
• Research interests that are sustainable and
which complement the research strategy of the School of Law within the field of
Law & Innovation.
• Relevant teaching experience in a law school
context, commensurate with stage in career
• Ability to contribute to the teaching of
private law subject areas at undergraduate level (at least one of Tort,
Contract, Land Law)
• Ability to contribute to the teaching of
intellectual property law at undergraduate level
• Ability to contribute to teaching and
curriculum development on the LLM Law & Technology
Salary: £36,914 - £51,034 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 14th April
Anticipated interview date: Friday 14th May
Further information on the School of Law can
be found at https://law.qub.ac.uk/
The School of Law is based in a modern state
of the art building at the heart of the campus which includes an interactive
Moot Court and a Digital Studio. Academics working in the Law School research
across a range of diverse areas, reflecting both traditional and contemporary
legal scholarship. We are a globally recognised Law School with internationally
Further information about the School and
staff can be found at https://law.qub.ac.uk/
The School of Law is committed to the
promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an
environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student
body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career
progression of women in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law
(AHSSBL) in line with the Athena SWAN Charter. The School holds an Athena
SWAN Bronze Award. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are
one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative
which promotes gender equality and career progression.
We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge
transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities
(Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for
research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).
Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of
innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our
academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and
institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked
with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact
on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed
to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an
environment that enables them to realise their full potential.
Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our
beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as
one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools
from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the
outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top
class golf among many others. At Queen’s we hold work life balance in the
highest regard, offering 42 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives.
Our generous pension of 21.1% employer contribution and flexible retirement
scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of
development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and
to support you with your career progression. As an employee, you will be able
to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and
local food and beverage outlets among many others. The University is supporting
relocation of new international employees under its generous relocation policy.
Allowable expenses include, for example, removal expenses, travel to the new
location costs of a Tier 2 visa (should it be applicable) and temporary
accommodation. Our re-location policy can be found here. We are immensely proud
of what our city and our University will offer you.
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 at email
The University is committed to equality of
opportunity and welcomes applications from all.
However, our employment monitoring data tells
us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities,
people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently
under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome
applications from these individuals.
As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as
one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to
ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which
is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace
Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.
It is also why we have established award
winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an
opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each
other. More details on all our networks can be found