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Lecturer in Intellectual Property & Business Law

Requisition ID:  9513

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  22-Jul-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845 - £40,322  per annum

Closing Date: 25th August 2021



The Role 


Newcastle Law School seeks to appoint to a full time, fixed-term (12 months) teaching and research lectureship to temporarily increase capacity and expertise in the School in the fields of IP Law and business law, broadly defined, to enable existing colleagues to undertake strategic programme development. You will be provided with academic mentoring and would be expected to undertake high quality research in a related field in line with the Law School research strategy, and broadly aligning with one of our emerging research groupings in either Technology and Innovation: Governance, Ethics and Regulation (TI:GER), or Business Law and Governance. Interdisciplinarity is welcomed. 


We seek to make an appointment that demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent student experience and expect you to share our desire to nurture intellectual curiosity, critical awareness, ambition and confidence, enabling students to reach their potential. 


You must have a PhD, or equivalent, in Law or a related area, or be about to obtain one. We would also expect you to have the ability to publish in internationally recognised journals and conduct research with the potential to create impact, and to deliver research-informed teaching.  


The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description. 


Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Dr Jonathan Galloway, Head of Newcastle Law School at jonathan.galloway@newcastle.ac.uk  


Law has been taught at Newcastle since 1923 and Newcastle Law School is spread across Windsor Court and Windsor Terrace, alongside the Law Library, and in close proximity to both the Philip Robinson Library and Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms. We embed our commitment to equality and diversity in all that we do and have secured a bronze Athena SWAN departmental award. The School has expanded considerably since 2013 and currently comprises 45 academic colleagues and a professional services support team of 9. We are proud to have 13 nationalities amongst our staff and in excess of 40 nationalities among our student body.  


For more information about Newcastle Law School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/law/  


Presentations and Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 6 September 2021.


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform. 


Key Accountabilities 


1) Teaching and Learning  

  • Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities to students in line with School and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements
  • To have the ability to contribute to teaching on undergraduate and potentially postgraduate modules, such as our elective IP Law modules, our mediation and dispute resolution activity, or our introductory business law module
  • Provide a range of timely student support to enhance the student experience and achievements. Set, mark and assess course work and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students in line with University policy, and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Provide personal tutoring and pastoral guidance (when appropriate, obtaining specialist support and advice)
  • Supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ dissertations
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of modules and programmes to improve teaching across the School and Faculty
  • Evaluate own practice and presently have or a willingness to work towards a category of Associate Fellowship with Advance HE (AFHEA status)
  • Provide education for life, that engages, challenges and supports our students to discover and fulfil their potential both while they are studying with us and once they have graduated


2) Research and Innovation 

  • Plan, organise and carry out research, to ensure the contribution of new knowledge, insight and innovation to the relevant field of intellectual property law or business law, broadly defined
  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour and ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research intensive, research excellent academic environment
  • Contribute to the research profile of the Law School by publishing in high quality journals, demonstrating impact, working collaboratively across disciplines, and pursuing external research funding
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems and engaging with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work


3) Engagement and Citizenship 

  • Participate in organised programmes of outreach/public engagement
  • Promote the University’s values and directly support widening access to our programmes and facilities to people who have historically had little involvement in universities
  • Develop programmes of teaching and/or research which include knowledge sharing with the private and public sectors, and with civil society, with especial reference to marginalised and disadvantaged social groups
  • Contribute to the development of public policy e.g. through advice to public bodies at local, regional, national and international levels, as appropriate
  • Contribute to professional development in your field by active membership of learned societies and professional institutions
  • Take responsibility for a defined management or academic citizenship roles such as Module Coordinator, Personal Tutor, and/or other duties as agreed with the Head of School
  • Operate as an active and collegiate citizen in the Law School community


 Person Specification (Essential) 

 Knowledge, Skills & Experience 


  • Strong commitment to the pursuit and practice of equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • Evidence of the ability to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students 
  • Make effective use of technology to enhance learning 
  • Evidence of commitment to cross-disciplinary research 
  • Evidence of developing a strong research profile 
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute to the legal research community 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills 
  • Ability to contribute to the teaching of Intellectual Property Law 
  • Evidence of active citizenship in relation to academic widening participation activity (Desirable) 
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate students (Desirable) 




  • A good Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • PhD (or equivalent) at or near completion in a relevant subject 



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 9513