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Lecturers and Senior Lecturers

The University of Law
Birmingham, West Midlands
£40,250-£42,250. Senior: £48,000-£53,000
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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We are looking to recruit Lecturers and Senior Lecturers to join us at our friendly and supportive Birmingham Campus located in the Jewellery Quarter.  This is a campus-based position where you will teach across a portfolio of law subjects, working 35 hours per week. It is worth mentioning that on occasions teaching can be up until 5.45pm and we provide year-round teaching.

We are seeking qualified Solicitors or Barristers or Experienced Law Lecturers with legal practice experience. 

We are open to applicants in all areas of law but have a particular need for individuals who are willing to teach corporate law.

Please note: These are full time permanent positions. We will also consider applicants for part time working with a minimum commitment of 3 days per week.

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at The University of Law, you will:

  • Teach and assess across the University of Law course portfolio in such subjects assigned to you. This will include teaching and assessing students across a range of written and oral skills and giving individual feedback on students’ performances.
  • Assist in the preparation of assignments and assessments.
  • Participate in course design and review.
  • Act as an academic coach to students, including being available and willing to discuss students’ problems as they arise, their performance and academic progression
  • Assist in marketing, widening participation and extra-curricular events.
  • Supervise student dissertations and research projects.

We are looking for individuals who are/have:

  • Degree (any subject) or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgCHE)*
  • (For Senior Lecturers – Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and PgCHE are both required)
  • Qualified solicitor or qualified barrister or Paralegal or A relevant academic/pedagogical/teaching background with practical legal knowledge/experience
  • Excellent oral clarity, written and presentation skills
  • Engaging, professional and committed to teaching
  • Experience of teaching in a Higher Education setting or an educational establishment

 *If you are applying for the Lecturer position and do not currently have/are not undertaking a PgCHE or an equivalent qualification, it is a requirement that you will enrol into the programme (delivered and financially supported by the University), within 18 months of passing probation.

Please note - For Senior Lecturers: You will have developed significant expertise in application and practical delivery of a range of teaching techniques, pastoral care, mentoring colleagues, assessments and marking, team leadership.

For further details and insight to working at ULaw please contact Laura Bradley ( and Judi Peachey ( (both Head of Lecturers). The closing date for applications is 5th July 2024.

On top of a competitive salary, we provide a generous annual leave entitlement of 35 days, the opportunity of overtime and the ability to progress from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer within 2-3 years (subject to meeting requirements). We also have a strong record in respect of internal promotion to Course Lead and Academic Management positions.

There is also a rewards package that includes:

  • Private Medical Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Training and Qualifications, including Course Sponsorship/Fee Discount (subject to application and approval)
  • Season Ticket Loans and Student Discounts

Our Approach

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is reflective of our diverse student population, striving to increase the representation of age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background of our employees.

We’re also committed to providing adjustments to those who may require support with the recruitment process - please contact the ULaw Talent Acquisition Team

Please note: For this opportunity, you must be able to prove you have the right to work in the UK - if in doubt please visit the following link Employers' right to work checklist - GOV.UK ( Please note we are not a licenced sponsor.

Some posts within the University are subject to a DBS check - you will be notified of this during the application process.

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