Further Particulars

General

Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a 6-hour Stipendiary Lecturer to provide teaching in Law from 1st September 2022 for 1 year in the first instance. To find out more about the College, please see our website www.lmh.ox.ac.uk.

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 six 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. Details of the degree programme can be found here: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/ba-jurisprudence

Background and Duties

The main duties of the post are as follows:

To undertake for Lady Margaret Hall (‘LMH’) six 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 Roman Law and Tort and possibly also Land or Trusts;

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 with Dr David Campbell, Director of Studies in Law for 2022-23, and 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 (£13,962 – £15,703 for 6 hours at 2021/22 rates).

The post is superannuated within the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

A research allowance of (£313) 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.

Additional benefits

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 at www.sport.ox.ac.uk/oxford-university-sports-facilities

There is no entitlement to sabbatical leave.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will

  • have the ability or potential to be an effective and inspiring teacher in the tutorial context. Some experience of tutorial teaching would be an advantage;
  • be willing and able to teach Roman Law and Tort, and possibly also Land or Trusts;
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake college administration, including Personal Tutoring of undergraduates;
  • take part in the annual admissions procedures for the selection of Law undergraduates at LMH, which includes interviewing, and to share the associated administration (training is provided and is compulsory);
  • 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 the LMH student-led Law Society;
  • 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);
  • 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;
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct research at the highest level;
  • have 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:

  1. Details of any previous and current teaching experience
  2. A list of published work (if any)
  3. A brief description of any current research
  4. The names and addresses of two referees, who should be asked by the candidate to write directly via email to Mrs Jo White academic-recruitment@lmh.ox.ac.uk  by the closing date for applications (noon on Friday 27 May 2022). 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 academic-recruitment@lmh.ox.ac.uk to arrive no later than noon on Friday 27 May 2022.

Equal Opportunities Form PDF | Equal Opportunities Form Word Document

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 shortly after the close date. As part of that process, they will be asked to give a short (10-minute) presentation in Roman Law or Tort suitable for first, second or third year undergraduates. Full instructions will be provided.

Please note that any personal data submitted to Lady Margaret Hall as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. For further information, please see the LMH Privacy Notice at: https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/privacy-notice