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Lecturer in Law

School of Law

Salary:   £41,201 to £47,169 per annum
Release Date:   Monday 22 November 2021
Closing Date:   Tuesday 04 January 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 31 January 2022
Reference:   LAW059

The University of West London (UWL) has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

Over the last few years more than £150 million has been invested in our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. 

The School

The School of Law is an active, progressive and innovative school.  It has focused on the teaching of the practice of law, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It places an emphasis on the development of the student, with a focus on employability, and seeks to place law in context, teaching not only the basic statute and case law but also the legal decision making processes. We are committed to active teaching methods, high standards and the personal and professional development of our students. The school has seen a rapid rise in the rankings and for the last four years has had an exceptionally high overall satisfaction rate in the NSS survey.

The Role 

The post holder will be expected to teach a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level; support the development of courses in the School of Law and contribute to the research and publication profile of the department.

The Person

  • Higher degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline 
  • Achieve PG Cert or HEA fellowship within two years of appointment
  • Substantial experience of teaching on academic and/or professional training courses 
  • Knowledge of two foundations of legal knowledge subjects, and practical legal skills
  • Experience of teaching in higher education
  • Ability to teach on undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Law
  • Ability to undertake research work relevant to the field and to agreed targets
  • Ability and willingness to work in teaching and curriculum development
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to teaching teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Links with sector, including courts, firms, chambers and law centres
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a member of a team with shared goals
  • Representative of the School at university committees
  • Member of professional bodies
  • Good proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel throughout the UK and Internationally
  • Willingness to work evenings and occasional weekend.


How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 


Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Additional Information 

We welcome applications from individuals who do not have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Should you be successful and do not hold an HEA fellowship you will be asked to complete one within 2 years of appointment as a condition of your continued employment. Depending on eligibility this may take the form of an advanced Level 7 apprenticeship in teaching which means that you will spend 20% of your work in off-the-job study.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Previous applicants for this post need not apply again.   

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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