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Teaching Fellowship at Durham University

Teaching Fellowship at Durham University in the United Kingdom

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Durham University Law School calls application for Teaching Fellowship in Public Law and Human Rights in the United Kingdom. The post is for a fixed term only; and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in Public Law and Human Rights Law, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment that is inclusive and welcoming; and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key Responsibilities

Candidates undertaking this Teaching Fellowship at Durham University will

  • Teach modules in Public Law and Human Rights Law to LLB/LLM students, demonstrating an increasing awareness of different approaches to and methods of teaching and supporting student learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage own teaching and designing, planning, and writing teaching materials.
  • Lead some aspects of modules and contribute to modules led by others by collaborating with colleagues on course development.
  • Develop and deliver an inclusive curriculum and make an active contribution to an inclusive community in which diversity is embraced and celebrated.
  • Seek and take on board feedback on teaching and engage with others in CPD.
  • Supervise undergraduate student(s), and where appropriate act as part of a PhD supervisory team.
  • Contribute to the educational skill of colleagues; e.g. giving a seminar to colleagues or engaging in constructive discussion about a seminar.
  • Build internal contacts and participate in networks to exchange information.
    Start to engage in scholarship (the creation, development and maintenance of the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines) e.g. develop online teaching resources;
  • In addition to Board of Studies, membership of some departmental committees and professional body memberships.
  • Student support, assessment of academic performance and provision of feedback, dealing with student disciplinary matters and complaints.
  • Undertake effectively and efficiently any administrative role allocated by your Head of Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A good first degree in law. In addition to that, a Ph.D. in law or a related subject, or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Experience of teaching and examining at University level with positive student feedback gained.
  • Experience of contributing to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching and/or assessment of learning, including the design and creation of successful learning environments and curricula.
  • Demonstrable ability to participate in the collegial/administrative activities of an academic department and/or discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Durham University (legally the University of Durham) is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England. It was the first recognized university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and its 17 colleges.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 November,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerDurham University



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