Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint an 8-hour Stipendiary Lecturer to provide teaching in Law from 1st September 2022 for 1 year in the first instance. This post is to cover a period of sabbatical leave.
Nature of Appointment
The post is to cover a teaching need in Law in the College. The Lecturer will undertake teaching for an average of eight contact hours per week during term time (averaged across the year) to undergraduates reading Law at Lady Margaret Hall. The Lecturer will be expected to offer tutorials to undergraduates and contribute to the Law side of the LMH Foundation Year programme.
Background and Duties
The main duties of the post are as follows:
To undertake for Lady Margaret Hall (‘LMH’) eight hours of tutorial teaching per week, averaged over the three 8-week terms which constitute the academic teaching year. The candidate must be willing and able to teach EU Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law to cover Professor Bogojevic’s teaching (candidates may currently be able to teach only two of these, but must be capable and willing to ‘work up’ a third topic).
To share the organisation of law teaching in LMH.
To share the responsibility of acting as personal tutor to law undergraduates (that is, the person responsible for their academic development and academic welfare), and to act as college adviser to some of the graduate members of the College reading for higher degrees in law and related subjects.
To contribute to pedagogical initiatives aimed at supporting undergraduate law students at LMH and to mark termly college exams (“collections”).
To take part in the annual admissions procedures for the selection of law undergraduates at LMH, which includes interviewing, and to share the associated administration. If you have not received training for admissions interviewing at Oxford, you will be required to undertake this.
To take part in the Open days as well as outreach and access initiatives organised by the College, and to contribute and support the promotion of law studies at LMH, including initiatives with alumni and the LMH law society.
You will work under the general direction of the Senior Tutor.
Salary and Emoluments
Salary will be on the Senior Tutors’ scale for stipendiary Lecturers, i.e. a salary (£18,616 – £20,937 for 8 hours at 2021/22 rates).
The post is superannuated within the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
A research allowance of (£417) per annum will be reimbursed on submission of receipts to the Senior Tutor.
The Lecturer will be entitled to weekday lunches in Hall without charge during full term and the vacation, and one free dinner per week during term (this includes Week 0 and Week 9). Other meals may be taken if paid for; all drinks and formal desserts are charged.
The Lecturer may have access to a shared college room but bookable teaching rooms are available. The Lecturer will be eligible for membership of the Senior Common Room at Lady Margaret Hall, for which a small subscription fee is payable.
- Flu jabs - All College staff are offered a free annual flu jab, administered at work.
- Help with Childcare costs - The College operates Childcare Salary Sacrifice schemes to help meet the costs of nursery, child-minders, nanny and after school club costs.
- Parking - There is parking facility available on site.
- Cycle to Work Bicycle Purchase Scheme - The College subscribes to the cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment, offering discounts on purchase price and an interest-free loan over 12 months.
- Bus and Train Season Tickets - Help can be given to purchase discounted bus and train passes, repaid over 12 months.
- Eye Tests for VDU - You will be entitled to have your eye test paid for. If you require spectacles specifically for VDU use, the College will contribute towards the cost.
- Sports Facilities - The College has a small on-site gym which is available for staff use (for a small fee). Staff may also apply to join many of the sports clubs available through the University of Oxford, though priority is given to students. Further information is available here.
- There is no entitlement to sabbatical leave.
The successful candidate will have:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of high achieving undergraduates, and a commitment to fostering high academic standards among undergraduates;
- Have attained a high level of academic achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career stage);
- The ability to teach EU Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law to undergraduates at LMH. Experience in teaching at least two of these subjects would be an advantage;
- The interest and ability to teach students on the LMH Foundation Year (full details of the programme see: https://www.lmhfoundationyear.org);
- Demonstrate good communication skills, as well as the sensitivity needed to deal effectively with pastoral duties;
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for involvement in the wider life of the College and the potential to contribute to its intellectual life;
- The right to work in the UK.
Method of Application
Applications should be made by email and should include a covering letter in which you outline your suitability for this post, as well as: a curriculum vitae which should contain the following information:
(a) Details of any previous and current teaching experience
(b) A list of published work (if any)
(c) A brief description of any current research
(d) The names and addresses of two referees, who should be asked by the candidate to write directly via email to Mrs Jo White firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date for applications (noon on Friday 8th April) References must be sent by email from an institutional email address. A copy of the further particulars should be passed to referees, and the Selection Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank referees for their help.
Referees should be aware that under the 1998 Data Protection Act, the references they provide will be regarded as disclosable to the subject of the reference unless marked “strictly confidential” at the top of the letter itself.
Completed applications including the (optional) equal opportunities form, should be sent by email to Mrs Jo White email@example.com to arrive no later than noon on Friday 8th April.
All applicants will be sent an emailed confirmation of receipt of their application as soon as possible after it arrives. This will be sent to the email address given in the application unless specified otherwise by the applicant. Please state clearly in your application if email communication is problematic for you.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Thursday 5th May. As part of that process, they will be asked to give a short (10-minute) presentation in EU Law, Constitutional Law, or Administrative Law suitable for first, second or third year undergraduates. Full instructions will be provided.
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