Lecturer & Director of Professional Legal Education

January 7, 2023

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Lecturer & Director of Professional Legal Education

The School of Law at the University of Aberdeen is looking to appoint a Director of Professional Legal Education. The candidate will Direct the University’s Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and will also be expected to contribute to the development of the School’s CPD activity and to be a point of liaison with the legal profession.

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Full Time
Duration of Post
Grade 7
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The University of Aberdeen’s School of Law is an ambitious School with a long history of high quality teaching and research. We consistently rank in the Top 10 UK Law Schools (ranked 10 in The Good University Guide, 2023) and were ranked 5th in the NSS 2022. We are committed to equality and diversity and hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We have a supportive research culture that will encourage the successful candidate to pursue their research or scholarship ambitions.

Our learning environment is one of support and personal development leading to well-rounded and highly employable graduates. The School of Law offers a range of LLB degrees, including 5-year programmes involving language study and a year’s study abroad, and a two-year accelerated degree for graduates. A varied Graduate programme is offered including the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice as well as a range of taught Masters’ degrees. Some of our programmes are offered by online distance learning as well as on campus. Furthermore, our School offers PhD/Doctoral and LLM by Research degrees.

In addition to the expectations already outlined above, the successful candidate will be expected:

  • to deliver student teaching and assessment in law at graduate and undergraduate level, and
  • to undertake and disseminate top quality legal research or scholarship and/or

participate in public engagement and knowledge transfer.

Start date is negotiable, but it would be advantageous if the candidate could take up the post from May 2023 onwards.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7, £43,414 – £51,805 per annum, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and depending on experience may be subject to up to a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here/

Informal enquiries should be made to:

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Gordon or Bodig.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English.