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With over 1500 students and 150 members of academic, research and professional services staff, Edinburgh Law School is an international, vibrant community dedicated to providing research and teaching with local and global reach and impact.

We have a range of job opportunities for you to join our community.

Applications are invited for a full time Teaching Fellow in International Law (Grade UE07) at Edinburgh Law School on a fixed term basis to 31 August 2020. The successful applicant will be a specialist in International Law, and particularly with expertise in one or more of the following subfields: international human rights law, international criminal law, international environmental law, international legal theory, international humanitarian law, or the law of international organizations, and will have demonstrable teaching abilities in that area.

The successful candidate will have teaching duties in International Law, primarily involving teaching across a range of the LLM programmes in the international law subject area, including contributing to the delivery and assessment of a number of LLM courses and graduate dissertation supervision and marking. They will also contribute to undergraduate teaching in international law at ordinary and honours levels. The successful candidate will have proven teaching experience and will have completed a PhD (or be very close to completion of one).

We welcome applications from everyone regardless of gender or ethnic group. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of ethnic minorities, who are currently under-represented in posts at this level. All appointments will be made on merit. Edinburgh Law School is committed to the fair and equal treatment of all its employees. In 2017 the School was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of its promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students.

The position is available on a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term basis for one year from 1 August 2019.

An annual salary of £33,199 to £39,609

Closing date: 5pm on the 18th June 2019.

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Applications are invited for a Lectureship in European Union Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. The successful applicant will be joining a committed group of EU scholars and students in a world-leading institution which hosts the oldest Chair in the field, the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions, within the United Kingdom. They will have excellent teaching and research abilities in the field of European Union Law. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in the EU’s relations with the wider world.

The successful applicant will conduct high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities in the field of European Union Law; make a substantial contribution to excellent research-led teaching and learning in this area, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; develop new courses in their area of expertise as well as contributing to existing courses; and undertake management and administrative duties as directed by the Head of School and/or Head of Subject Area. They will have a record of achievement in and well-developed future plans for their research, and have a PhD in European Union Law or be very close to completion.

As a member of the European Union Law Subject Area, the successful applicant will be an active member of the University of Edinburgh’s Europa Institute.

Salary Scale: £40,792 - £48,677, Grade UE08 at 1.0 FTE

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Arianna Andreangeli, Head of Subject Area, at a.andreangeli@ed.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 26 June 2019 Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 5th August.

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Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Intellectual Property (‘IP’) Law at Edinburgh Law School.
The School has existing strengths in IP Law including in copyright, designs, trade marks, IP enforcement, international IP, IP and the creative industries, and IP and human rights. The postholder will have excellent IP Law teaching and research abilities complementing existing strengths and providing a basis for expanding the School’s IP Law teaching and research. Current requirements include teaching and supervision in patent law and we particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise and research interests in patents.

The postholder will be expected to contribute to the delivery of existing taught undergraduate and postgraduate IP Law courses (on-campus and on-line) and to undertake postgraduate supervision. Ability to contribute to the teaching of substantive IP Law generally across a range of topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential. Readiness to develop and deliver new courses pertaining to the postholder’s research interests and complementing the Law School’s existing IP Law courses is also essential. The successful applicant will have a record of achievement in research and well-developed future research plans. They will have a PhD in IP Law or be very close to completion, or equivalent professional experience, and a strong background in law.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Hector MacQueen (Hector.MacQueen@ed.ac.uk)

This is a full time (35 hours per week), open ended post.

Salary Scale: £40,792 - £48,677 per annum.

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on 28th June 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on 24th July 2019.

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Applications are invited from scholars working in the field of Scottish private law for the prestigious Chair of Scots Law which becomes vacant on the retirement of Professor Kenneth Reid on 31 August 2019.

The University of Edinburgh School of Law is based at Old College in the heart of the city. With over 90 full-time members of staff and a vibrant body of undergraduate and postgraduate students, it is home to a number of prestigious institutes and centres. Since 1722, when the Chair of Scots Law was established, the Edinburgh Law School has been a leading centre for the study of private law, and has placed particular emphasis on comparative and historical methodologies.

The University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any area of Scottish private law, including commercial aspects of private law. As well as providing leadership in research and teaching in and beyond the Private Law Subject Area, he or she will contribute to undergraduate teaching in Scottish private law, the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, and the supervision of research students.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the appointment on or shortly after 1 August 2020.

The School of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the subject, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities. For more information on our family-friendly policies please visit https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/policies-guidance

This is a full time, open ended appointment, which attracts a salary on the professorial scale.

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019, 5pm GMT

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Martin Hogg (martin.hogg@ed.ac.uk)

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