Assistant Professor of Law Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Employment with DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY


Assistant Professor of Law Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Law and Government 3-year fixed-term contract (full-time)

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, ambitious and dynamic university, whose mission is to “transform lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement”. Known as Ireland’s ‘University of Business’, DCU is a values-based institution committed to delivering impact for the public good. DCU has been named Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2021.

DCU is based on three university campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra area of ​​North Dublin. Over 18,000 students are enrolled in five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Business School, Computer Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences and DCU Institute of Education.

DCU is committed to achieving excellence in all of its activities. This is demonstrated by its world-class research initiatives, its cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning, its focus on providing a transformative student experience, and its positive social and economic impact. The university continues to develop innovative programs in collaboration with industry, such as the DCU Futures degree suite, which are designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required in a rapidly changing economy.

DCU’s pursuit of excellence has led to its current ranking among the top 2% of universities in the world. It is also one of the best young universities in the world (QS Top 100 Under 50, Times Higher Top 150 Under 100). In the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, DCU ranked 23rd in the world for its approach to broadening participation in higher education and its continued commitment to eradicating poverty, while it ranks 38th in the globally for its work to reduce inequality and 89th globally for gender equality.

The university is ranked 23rd in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Over the past decade, DCU has been Ireland’s leading university in technology transfer, as evidenced by intellectual property licensing.

The School of Law and Government

The School of Law and Government offers law programs at undergraduate and graduate level, including a BCL (recognized by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns as an approved law degree), BA in Economics, Politics and Law, Law as a Joint Specialization BA subject, an LLM, a Masters in European Law and Politics, a Masters in Data Protection and Privacy Law, and a PhD program. The school has a particular interest in European studies, as evidenced by the DCU Brexit Institute and its multiple EU-funded projects, and promotes interdisciplinary research, through the DCU Law Research Centre. The School is committed to conducting high-quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals, and supports its staff in this work.

Role profile

Dublin City University intends to appoint an Assistant Professor of Law, effective September 1, 2022. We particularly welcome applicants with a strong international research profile. The successful candidate will have proven experience in university teaching. We are particularly interested in applicants with research and teaching expertise in the area of ​​private law, including corporate law, real estate law, tax law and other relevant areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in their specialization and research interests, but will also be required to take on teaching responsibilities in other areas, in particular on the BCL programme.

The School also offers opportunities for supervising doctoral students, and encourages and supports applications for external research funding. The School is committed to high quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals and with leading university presses, and supports its staff in this work. We have conducted research programs supported by the Irish Research Council, the EU and other national and international donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research and Fellowship

The successful candidate will:

  • Publish articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and/or books with leading publishers;
  • Develop and support research initiatives, including within existing areas of research excellence at the Law Research Center
  • Apply for external funding to support the school’s research program

Teach and learn

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development, teaching, assessment and administration of our modules across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

  • Include the design and delivery of modules on the School’s suite of undergraduate law programs,
  • The design and delivery of other interdisciplinary modules, as appropriate,
  • Actively support and evaluate students during internship visits and report writing,
  • Contribute to the design, development and management of future programs and other developments in the field of law,
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate theses.

Service and Contribution to the University and Society

The successful candidate will have a role in:

  • Contribute to the organization of research and policy events
  • Collaborate with policy makers and the media,
  • Participate in school and university meetings,
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the University.

Qualifications and experience

  • Candidates for this position should hold an honors bachelor’s degree, have completed or presented a doctorate in law and have some university teaching experience.
  • They should have at least three years’ relevant experience, with appropriate graduate-level teaching experience.
  • The successful candidate will be able to convincingly demonstrate a strong commitment to academic research and have a track record of peer-reviewed international publications.
  • The successful candidate should be able to work in a team and contribute to the development of the School’s teaching and research program, as well as support the School’s fundraising activities through grant applications. subsidies.

essential training

The successful candidate will be required to complete the following essential compliance training: orientation, health and safety and data protection (GDPR). Further training may be required if required.