Job offer in Ireland Lecturer in Law – Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city.

The University is a modern institution – dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 11,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today.

The Department

Maynooth University Department of Law is one of the newest academic units within the University. The Department has 20 staff members, and is the fastest growing Law Department in Ireland. It offers a number of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes educating over 800 students, including 15 PhD students. The Department places a very strong emphasis on research, and staff members regularly publish in leading international academic journals. The Department of Law has particular research strengths in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, global business perspectives, human rights and social justice, and legal theory. In addition, our programmes highlight the practical application of legal study, and underline the importance of legal skills, such as negotiation and advocacy.

The Department is student-focused and outward-facing; it collaborates widely with colleagues within the University and beyond. The Department of Law has undergone a period of rapid expansion of its range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It offers, amongst others, the LLB and a suite of BCL degrees at undergraduate level (including Ireland’s first BCL (Law and Criminology) degree), and a suite of postgraduate programme, including the LLM programmes in International Business Law, and Global Legal Studies. The Department is now seeking to recruit to a key academic post designed to contribute to these programmes.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Law. Applications from those with interests in all areas of law are welcome, but we would especially welcome applicants with private law interests (for example, in areas like Contract Law, Torts, or Employment Law).

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching mission of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile that supports the University’s research strategy, including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance, and generate publications of international standard.

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