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York Law School
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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York Law School

York Law School is seeking to appoint a lecturer in criminal law, to cover the teaching of Professor Matt Matravers who has been awarded a Leverhulme fellowship for 2 years from September 2021. The candidate should be able to teach a range of criminal law and associated modules.

As the only Law School in the UK to base our undergraduate degrees on problem-based learning (PBL), we offer a distinctive and dynamic approach to teaching and learning.  Criminal law is taught at YLS through PBL integrated with the other core law subjects. The successful candidate will join the dynamic criminal subject team, supporting PBL in first and second years and also Professor Matravers’ very popular final undergraduate module Crime & Punishment.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in Law
  • Extensive knowledge in criminal law to design & develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support across different levels of academic activity
  • An ability to innovate in teaching and learning, e.g., through the development of teaching materials
  • An ability to teach at any level and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment in the process of teaching
  • An ability to undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities
  • A collaborative ethos

 Interview date: 27 May 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Caroline Hunter on

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