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Job titleLecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Law, Essex Law School Job referenceREQ06693 Application closing date17/11/2022 LocationColchester Salary£43,414 – £51,805 per annum, pro rata for part-time Employment typePermanent, Full-time. Job share considered Job category/typeAcademic Attachments Job description


Essex Law School is recognised across the world for taking excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously. As one of the largest law schools in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to our students with a blend of experiential learning. Alongside our single-honours LLB, we deliver joint LLBs with various other subjects such as human rights, politics, philosophy, business, finance, and criminology and run an award-winning joint English and French law degree. At the postgraduate level, we have courses in subjects including private and business law, international trade law and maritime law, international law (including human rights and business law pathways), and human rights (both LLMs and interdisciplinary MAs)).

Duties of the Role

As it continues to expand, Essex Law School is recruiting a lecturer to join our diverse community of scholars, who will be able to contribute to research and teaching in sustainability and environmental law. The appointee will demonstrate a commitment to providing an engaging, innovative curriculum that meets the modern needs of our diverse student body. An ability to contribute to teaching in areas of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, including at least one compulsory area of our LLB curriculum, is essential. The successful candidate will deliver innovative and engaging teaching, supervision and learning support to our students, select appropriate methods of assessment and feedback to learners , supervise student projects, and undertake leadership duties. They will produce high-quality research in their area of legal expertise.

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants will have a relevant doctoral level research degree or equivalent professional experience/practice or be close to completion of a PhD, as well as having an undergraduate/postgraduate degree in law (or equivalent professional experience). They will have experience in teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to contribute to teaching and learning support in engaging and innovative ways.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our , a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based , which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Law.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.