We are seeking
We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and collaborative early – to mid-career academics to assist our current Faculty in providing teaching and research supervision on our University of London undergraduate LL.B. programme. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in law and a Ph.D. (or be near completion of a Ph.D.) and ideally also some previous experience of teaching and/or dissertation supervision, or a professional qualification as a solicitor, barrister or advocate.
About the Institute of Law
Founded in 2008, the Institute of Law is an independent, not-for-profit body based in Jersey, providing academic and professional legal education. With an emphasis on promoting knowledge and learning through first-class teaching and research, the Institute offers innovative programmes ranging from the prestigious University of London LL.B. and a double degree with the University of Toulouse, to higher degrees in Jersey law and professional qualifications for advocates and solicitors throughout the Channel Islands. The Institute offers students small classes in a personalised and friendly learning environment.
Our teaching delivery consists of whole group lectures complemented by small group tutorials. Teaching Fellows will be expected to teach lectures and tutorials across at least three modules, with around 180 hours of contact teaching during the year, plus office hours and personal tutoring appointments. You will also be involved in the design and marking of formative assessments.
We are seeking applicants who would be able to contribute to Property Law and European Union Law (Level 5) and at least one other module from the list below:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal System and Method
- Public Law
- Tort Law
- Commercial Law
- Family Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
- Company Law
- Equity and Trusts
- International Commercial Law*
- Public International Law*
Further information about these modules, including a brief syllabus, is available on the University of London’s website at https://london.ac.uk/standard-entry-route
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands
Package: Total value over £30,000 p.a.
(£15,000 stipend, plus accommodation, and other benefits)
Hours: Full-time, fixed-term contract
(Given the type of role and the flexible nature of the Institute’s teaching, some evening and weekend work may be required during the term of the contract)
Dates: 1 August 2023 – 31 May 2024
- Remote working 1 August to 31 August
- On-island from 1 September to 30 March
- Remote working (part-time 0.5FTE) 1 April to 31 May
Closing Date: 3 April 2023
What do our staff think?
To teach law and to contribute to the development, assessment and management of academic programmes, provide academic supervision and pastoral support to students and undertake relevant extra-curricular activities including organising academic events and conferences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
The role will encompass all of the following, but the balance of duties and responsibilities will be determined in discussion with the post holder’s line manager:
- To teach and provide supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the LL.B. programme at the Institute of Law utilising appropriate teaching, learning, support and assessment methods. This will include undertaking marking, assessment and examination work and provision of timely feedback to students.
- To contribute to the planning, design, development and review of modules and course content. Identifying areas for revision, improvement or innovation in order to meet student and/or industry expectations.
- Responsibility for the delivery, leadership and assessment of own modules, including projects and dissertations.
- Develop a range of approaches to teaching and learning which are innovative for the Institute and subject area which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students and reflect developing practice elsewhere, e.g. through the use of case studies. Gather evidence from colleagues or students in order to prepare reviews of academic activity. Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to students’ needs.
- Participate in the Institute’s appraisal process.
- Responsibility for the pastoral care and motivation of students, supporting them in learning difficulties, and on occasion personal difficulties, ensuring that appropriate internal or external specialist support for the latter is sought.
- To prepare, organise and assist with conferences, reading groups, student cultural visits, exhibitions, field trips and placements as appropriate and to attend all events, including Graduation days and recruitment events.
- To undertake administrative duties appropriate to the post, including admissions, timetabling and adherence to Institute’s procedures.
- Attendance at team meetings as required and working cooperatively with the Academic and Administration team.
- The postholder may be required to undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post as defined.
- The postholder will be required to work flexibly and will need to undertake work in the evenings and at weekends.
Given the nature of the role, some evening and weekend work will be required subject to the needs of the business. All colleagues and staff are expected to comply with the Institute’s policies in the performance of their duties.
The Institute of Law is based in a world-leading international legal and financial centre, with beautiful beaches and easy access to a great lifestyle. Jersey is a wonderful place for early- to mid-career academics to gain experience teaching on a world-leading degree course, while experiencing the best that life has to offer, including a wide range of outdoor activities and lively bars and cafes. Jersey is also located less than one hour from London and Paris, with excellent transport connections, so that successful candidates can easily enjoy travel to the UK and further afield, to Europe, while they are working on island. For more information on Jersey, please see www.jersey.com.
The Institute provides high-quality accommodation for its Visiting Teaching Fellows whilst you are on-island. Subject to availability, this might be in self-contained winter let accommodation such as the Merton Suites in St Helier (https://www.seymourhotels.com/merton-hotel/self-catering-suites), or in accommodation with a private room with en-suite bathroom, and a range of shared facilities including kitchen, dining, and lounge areas, such as Peterborough House at St Aubin (https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/50982955).
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following to email@example.com by the below deadline.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae
- A letter of application (two sides maximum) outlining how you meet the essential criteria for the role
- A completed teaching competency grid
If you would like an informal chat about the role, please get in touch with Dr Sasha Holden, Associate Dean, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is 5.00p.m. on Monday 3 April 2023.
Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 April 2023.