Tutorial Fellowship and Associate Professorship in Law

Job Description & Qualification

Harris Manchester College and the Faculty of Law propose to appoint a Tutorial Fellow and Associate Professor in Law from 1st October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be both an Official Fellow and Tutor in Law at Harris Manchester College and an Associate Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law in the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. The appointment is for five years in the first instance, then reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.

The appointee will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating teaching and research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publication, and will have access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. He or she will have a role to play in the College as a member and trustee of its Governing Body. The vacancy arises from the appointment of Professor Louise Gullifer to the Rouse Ball Professorship of English Law in Cambridge.

The person appointed will be expected to engage in advanced research in law, and to give high-quality tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level. In making this appointment, the College and the University share the goal of developing and strengthening the teaching and research capacities and capabilities of both the College and the Faculty of Law, as well as helping to maintain the University more generally as a leading centre for teaching and for research in the subject. The person appointed will be expected to have the ability to provide excellent tutorial teaching for the College in at least two of the following subjects: Roman Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Trusts, Land Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, and EU Law. The Faculty welcomes applications from candidates able to teach for it in any of the subjects falling within its BA and graduate BCL/MJur curricula. The subjects taught on the Oxford undergraduate course and on the faculty’s graduate curricula can be found here: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions.

The appointee will be jointly responsible, with Dr Kristin Van Zwieten and Dr John Vella, for undergraduate teaching in Law at Harris Manchester. They will provide 8 contact hours of tutorial teaching in Law during each week of Full Term (averaged over the academic year) for Harris Manchester College. Furthermore, the appointee will give no fewer than 16 lectures in each academic year under the direction of the Law Faculty.

Candidates will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject, or an established record of accomplishment in legal research, and a record of high quality research and publications commensurate with their career experience. Candidates will need to demonstrate outstanding research excellence and excellent teaching ability.

Further particulars for the post, including details on how to apply, are available at http://hmc.ox.ac.uk/vacanies.

Application Procedure

Candidates wishing to speak to someone informally about the post, or more generally about working at Oxford University, may contact Victoria Lill at Harris Manchester College (victoria.lill@hmc.ox.ac.uk); or, in the Law Faculty, Simon Douglas, Tutorial Fellow at Jesus College (simon.douglas@law.ox.ac.uk), who is not a member of the selection panel. Queries about the application process may be directed to Victoria Lill (victoria.lill@hmc.ox.ac.uk).
All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

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Job ID

ID: J4741