Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law
Durham Law School is a world leader in legal education and research with a distinguished 50-year history. Our award-winning 53 academics are producing ground-breaking research with significant impact and are highly active in public engagement both nationally and internationally. We are a top 50 QS World Ranked law school and our research ranked 3rd in the UK's last national Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014. Durham Law School is consistently ranked among the top ten or higher UK law schools across various league tables, including in The Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Guardian
Our Law School enjoys a supportive and engaging research environment strongly committed to equality and diversity. We offer personal research allowances, additional research funding through our research committee and research groups, and mentoring support to all academic staff. We have particular research strength in the areas of Public Law and Human Rights, Commercial and Corporate Law, EU and International Law, and Biolaw broadly construed. Other areas of broad research expertise include Chinese Law, Comparative Law, Law and Gender, and Legal Theory.
We are home to a wide range of research groups including the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy, Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS), the Durham European Law Institute (DELI), Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD), the Human Rights Centre, the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law and Law and Global Justice among others. Outside the Law School, our academic staff are active in various research groups, including the Global Policy Institute, the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Well-being, the Centre for Political Thought and much more.
Durham Law School has approximately 900 undergraduates, 160 postgraduates and 60 postgraduate research students. Our LLB entry requirements are A*AA/AAA or equivalent. Over the last three years, three Law staff have won the University's top award for excellence in teaching and learning presented at summer congregation in Durham Cathedral. We are proud to deliver some of the best results for student satisfaction and employability among law schools - and our graduates have gone on to be - among other things - judges in the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales, MPs and Government Ministers, Officials of the United Nations and other Intergovernmental Organizations, and leading figures in a range of professions.
Our top-ranked global law courses are very competitive with an excellent and diverse student population of high ability and potential from across the world. We deliver a cutting-edge, research-led curriculum with a commitment to small-group teaching through seminars and tutorials much prized by employers. Our academic staff are either current members of the Higher Education Academy or pursuing accredited qualifications in higher education teaching. We promote both research and teaching innovation series fostering new ideas at all stages of development and engaging with best practices internationally. All teaching is supported through a virtual learning environment hosted on Blackboard, where Durham University is a leading adopter of this technology.
Lecturers (Fixed term) at Durham The University is committed to enabling all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. The role of a fixed-term Lecturer at Durham provides the opportunity to deliver outstanding education and research within an inclusive and supportive environment that is staffed by world-class colleagues. Lecturers will be supported to develop their academic careers by training and financial support in research and education, guided by a designated mentor. The primary focus of this role is on research and teaching but there will also be the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and beyond. This role of Lecturer is for a fixed term of 23 months to provide cover until a permanent post is recruited in 2022. It is not anticipated that this period would be extended beyond the initial fixed term.