Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Legal Theory Ref 3043

School/department: School of Law, Politics and Sociology/Law  
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 3043
Salary: Senior Lecturer (Grade 9) starting at £51,034 and rising to £59,135 per annum; Lecturer Grade 8, starting at £41,526 and rising to £49,553 per annum; Lecturer Grade 7, starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 28 January 2020
Closing date: 27 February 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: mid-March 2020
Expected start date: 01 August 2020

Job description

Sussex Law School is looking for a committed and dynamic academic to join our team as a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer.

The successful candidate will contribute in particular to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching primarily in the area of legal theory, broadly defined to be in keeping with Sussex's tradition of critical and inter-disciplinary legal study, whilst contributing beyond this to core areas of the law curriculum, preferably, but not necessarily, public law and/or human rights.

The successful candidate will be on our teaching and research academic pathway, and will, for the Grade 8 and 9 positions, need to demonstrate a track record of high quality publications. Candidates for the Senior Lecturer post will need to play a leadership role in Legal Theory research.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

As we currently have an under-representation in the Department of a number of groups – in particular BAME and LGBT+ - we would particularly welcome applications from people who are members of these groups. All appointments will be made on merit.

If you have any questions about the job, please contact Professor Donald McGillivray, Head of Sussex Law School, at

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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