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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Law

School of Law, Policing and Forensics

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:  Full time permanent, working 1.0 fte
Release Date:  Tuesday 28 April 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 31 May 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 30 June 2020
Reference:  LPF19-25

As a Guardian Top 50 UK University, Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

We have recently achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and the quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 2019. We also entered the World University rankings for the first time in 2018, so this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

The School of Law, Policing and Forensics is currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and talented team and make a contribution to the delivery of high-quality legal education within an era of change to professional qualification.

In this key role you will contribute to the development and delivery of the academic provision to undergraduate and postgraduate law students, contributing to teaching on core LLB modules and selected postgraduate modules.

A comprehensive understanding of the impact of the new routes to professional qualification for admission to the roll of solicitors and the bar will enable you to contribute to the development of exciting new provisions in legal practice.

You will also support the School, and the wider University, to deliver new initiatives and developments in line with our strategic objectives.

Educated to Doctorate or equivalent professional level, you’ll have the ability to deliver an excellent student experience through creative and innovative learning, and a commitment to pastoral care, as well as actively engaging in scholarly activity and research, to make a contribution to our emerging research agenda.

Starting salary will depend on your qualifications and experience but for the Senior Lecturer role you must have significant experience of managing, leading and developing courses, supervision of research projects and knowledge of academic quality assurance processes. You must also be a member of the HE Academy or hold an equivalent teaching qualification. 

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loan


Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams.

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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