Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Property Law

Requisition ID:  27065

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13 May 2024



Lecturer Grade F: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 10 June 2024



The Role


Newcastle Law School seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Property Law to join our forward thinking, inclusive Russell Group Law School that seeks to embed its values in all that it does: Challenge; Social Justice; Compassion; Wellbeing; Excellence; Responsibility; and Respect.  


We are looking for a passionate researcher in property law who can teach the Law of Equity and Trusts. Your research should engage with socially relevant and important questions that address current and future problems. A willingness to collaborate across legal fields and disciplines is also desirable.  


Newcastle Law School is a globally connected, locally rooted and compassionate community. We embrace diversity and advance social justice by addressing contemporary and future challenges through our research, our scholarship, our engagement with partners, and as a lasting impact of our legal education. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city with a wide variety of cultural, social and leisure offering, with outstanding schools and close proximity to beautiful nature and heritage sites. We want to appoint someone who shares our values, and who will work with us to realise them across all our areas of activity. We are particularly interested in the strengths and lived experiences of researchers from different ethnic groups and cultures to broaden the diversity of Newcastle Law School, as we strive to avoid perpetuating biases and oversights on legal research and legal education.


If you see yourself in the above description, then please get in touch and consider applying. If you would like a confidential discussion about this role please contact Samantha Ryan, Head of Newcastle Law School at Samantha.ryan@newcastle.ac.uk


Interviews to be held week commencing 1 July 2024.


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


Key Accountabilities


Teaching & Learning

  • To provide high quality research led teaching activity
  • To supervise dissertation students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (commensurate with experience)
  • Mentor and support students throughout their studies in the role of personal tutor
  • Set and mark assessment of modules in accordance with university standards and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Contribute to curriculum development
  • 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


  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • Contribute to the research profile of Newcastle Law School by publishing high quality outputs
  • Pursue external funding commensurate with experience
  • Potential to demonstrate impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems and engage with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work
  • Supervise PGR (postgraduate research) students


 Operate as an active citizen in the Newcastle Law School community

  • Have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an understanding of how individual  behaviour can contribute to a positive research and education culture
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks to support your area of teaching, research and/or engagement
  • Take responsibility for a defined citizenship or leadership role
  • Contribute to the wider work of the School, Faculty and University through input to project teams, working groups and committees
  • Ability and skill to develop sustained relationships, including with internal colleagues, external partners and organisations

In addition, for Senior Lecturer Grade H:

  • As a senior colleague, make a positive citizenship contribution to the Newcastle Law School community
  • To provide academic leadership to colleagues and students
  • To have responsibility for the design, development, implementation and administration of successful new courses
  • Attract as well as supervise PGR students

The Person

The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification as outlined below.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Lecturer Grade F

  • Ability to teach the law of equity and trusts at undergraduate level (essential). Ability to contribute to the teaching of family law, the law of succession or other property law modules (desirable)
  • Evidence or the potential to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students
  • Ability to deliver research-led teaching, making effective use of technology to enhance learning
  • Evidence or potential for internationalising the curricula
  • Ability to develop and secure research funding 
  • Experience of or capability to publish international and world-leading research
  • Evidence of a developing national/international research profile
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the research community of the Law School
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary working (Desirable)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills
  • Demonstration of successful team working
  • Personal resilience in a context of change and fast paced environment
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Lecturer Grade G

In addition to providing evidence of your previous experience of the criteria above, to be considered for a Grade G Lectureship you must also meet the follow criteria:

  • A sustained national research profile and evidence of an established/developing international research profile
  • Supervision of undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Substantial experience of designing and delivering high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities for students
  • Ability to undertake a management and leadership role
  • Evidence of active academic citizenship
  • Evidence of sustained teaching in the field of property law, in particular the law of Equity and Trusts


  • Evidence of developing and securing grant capture (desirable)
  • A track record of engaging with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research (desirable)
  • Experience of attracting and supervising PGR students (desirable)

Senior Lecturer Grade H

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F/G to be considered for a Grade H Senior Lectureship you must also meet the follow criteria:

  • Evidence of experience of leading and delivering holistic, integrated programme-level design of learning, teaching and assessment strategies, to deliver learning opportunities that engage, challenge and inspire our students
  • Evidence of a sustained international research profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publications
  • Evidence of skills in organisation and leadership necessary for undertaking a management and leadership role in the School



Lecturer Grade F

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • PhD (or equivalent) at or near completion (strictly within three months of submission at time of application) in a relevant subject
  • A relevant Professional Body Membership as appropriate to the subject area (Desirable)
  • HE teaching qualification (or equivalent experience) (Desirable)

Lecturer Grade G

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • Completed PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

Senior Lecturer Grade H

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F/G candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • HE teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive 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 of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 27065