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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 Temporary to cover maternity leave, working 37 hours per week / 1.0fte
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 January 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 12 February 2021
Reference:  LPF20-06RA

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 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, we have been shortlisted for University of the Year 2020 in the Times Higher Education awards.

The School of Law, Policing and Forensics is currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Lecturer in Law to cover maternity leave for 6 months in the first instance. This is an exciting opportunity to join the department 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 option modules. You will also support the School, and the wider University, to deliver new initiatives and developments in line with our strategic objectives.

With experience of teaching in HE you will 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. 

Whilst applications in all fields of legal expertise are invited, we would welcome interest in relation to the following areas: Law of Contract and obligations, Company and Commercial Law and the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. 

You will possess a PhD or be working towards one or equivalent professional standing/ professional legal practice experience in a relevant subject area.

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 loans

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy informally before making an application please contact Paul Allen; Head of Law on 01782 294075 or

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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.

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