Ordinary course tutors 2018-19

In order to support delivery of the Undergraduate LLB degree in years one and two (Ordinary), Edinburgh Law School regularly enlists the support of Ordinary Course Tutors.

Tutors are recruited from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and if you would like to be considered as a possible new tutor in 2018-19 please can we ask you to complete the Tutor Application form and submit this along with an up to date CV to Law.recruitment@ed.ac.uk no later than 12.00 noon on 24th May 2018.

Download the Tutor Application form (Word doc)

Ordinary Tutors are paid at U0E grade 6.1.

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Please note that at this stage, until the current Tutors have confirmed availability and we have student numbers, the School is not able to guarantee there will be any vacancies for new tutors.

Download the full Ordinary Course Tutor Job Description

Further details about applying for tutoring work in the Edinburgh Law School

Please read all the information to ensure you are eligible to be offered work.

If you would like to be considered for work in the first instance please complete an application form and provide a CV.  The information that you provide on this form will allow the School to assess your skills and experience.  Please also refer to the most recent version of the University’s Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study for details of which courses are being delivered for Ordinary Courses.

View degree regulations and programme of studies

Our Ordinary Tutor courses are as follows:

  • Business Entities 
  • Business Law 
  • Commercial Law 
  • Contract and Unjustified Enrichment 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Critical Legal Thinking 
  • Delict 
  • Employment Law 
  • European Union Law 
  • Evidence 
  • Family Law 
  • International Law Ordinary 1  
  • International Law Ordinary 2  
  • International Private Law 
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice 
  • Introduction to Criminology 
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Public Law and Individual Rights  
  • Public Law of the UK and Scotland 
  • Property Law 
  • Revenue Law 
  • Scottish Legal System 
  • Succession and Trust Law    

Vacancies within our Online Learning courses will be posted as and when they arrive.

Once the School has considered your application and CV you will be invited to a short interview to establish whether you meet with the criteria required to perform the role; e.g. interpersonal skills, communication skills and an understanding of tutorials with the Law School and the expectations of the tutor. These are held in over a single day in June (provisionally 14th June 2018) with additional interviews in late August should vacancies require it.

You will be asked to prove your Eligibility to Work in the UK prior to interview.  Note that in order to comply with HR and UKVI regulations, you CANNOT start work until the School has verified eligibility. Common forms of ID include the following, although others can be acceptable:

  • Passport
  • EU National ID Card (EU Nationals only)
  • Full UK Birth Certificate and official document showing your National Insurance number
  • Visa/Other Supporting Documentation (if you are a non-UK citizen)

More detail will be sent when you are invited to interview.

Successful completion of interview ensures that the School has the necessary personal information, skills, course preference, references and verified ID on file, ready to quickly proceed should vacancies arise.

Once existing tutors have been allocated hours, the School will contact those that have been successful at interview to offer groups.  This is usually in July and August.

Current Postgraduate Students

The School only accepts applications from PhD students after they have completed their first year panel unless they have gained significant teaching experience prior to starting their PhD.

You should also check with your supervisor to make sure that they are happy for you to undertake this work.  University procedures restrict working for full-time PhD students to 9 hours a week. Tier 4 students are restricted to 20 hours a week in semester time only. This figure will also include any other work undertaken across the University, such as being a Research Assistant.

University code of practice on tutoring and demonstrating

Applicant privacy notice 

Within the application form we will gather personal information about you. For information on what we do with your personal data please see our Applicant Privacy Notice for new applicants to the University