Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

Lecturer in Law

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Goldsmiths, University of London is a world-leading centre of educational excellence where ground-breaking research meets innovative teaching and thinking. As a learning organisation, we're looking for inspiring and talented people to not only help further our global reputation, but also grow and develop with us.



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The Department of Law at Goldsmiths

For generations, researchers, practitioners and teaching staff at Goldsmiths have actively campaigned to make real, positive changes to society. The Department of Law at Goldsmiths brings together our academics’ research, teaching expertise and public policy work to achieve the same goal, through the adoption of modern pedagogies, undertaking socio-legal research, generating active partnerships with our local community and setting in motion extensive collaborations with dynamic external partners comprising legal practitioners, politicians, journalists, international organisations and a broad range of NGO organisations and experts.

Our Law programme draws on this wealth of knowledge to educate future lawyers looking to tackle society’s inequalities, injustices and abuses of power.

We are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Law to join our dynamic academic team.

The appointee will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the delivery of core law module(s) in Year 1 and/or 2 of the LLB and lead on/contribute to other specialist modules in Year 3 of our LLB programme and its pathways (you can check the list of modules we teach and read about their content here, under the ‘what you’ll study’ section). We have particular teaching needs in the area of private law.

The appointee will also have the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of new LLM modules, and demonstrate leadership in their primary research area.

The appointee will help further strengthen our research environment, through research and public engagement leadership. We were delighted to be submitted to the REF 2021, so early in the journey of our vibrant department, and are looking forward to the appointee enhancing our research ethos, impact and future REF submissions.

We strongly welcome applications from all candidates, particularly from BME, LGBTQI and disabled communities which are currently underrepresented in the department. 

To learn more about the Law programme please go to the webpage of the Department of Law for detailed information on research, public engagement and the learning and student experience, and the webpages of the LLB Law, LLB Law with Criminal Justice and Human Rights, LLB Law with Politics and Human Rights and MPhil/PhD Law programmes, for an overview of learning and research activities in these programmes. Please also make sure that you have read our Law blog, for the most recent updates on teaching, research and public engagement initiatives. You can also check our Twitter and Instagram pages, to get a sense of research and public engagement activity in the Department, and of our strong focus on offering our students an immersive legal education shaping their learning experience and empowering them to explore diverse career paths.

Job description


Reporting to: Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos – Head of Department of Law.


Main duties:

  • To work with academic staff to develop teaching materials, teach, set assessments, mark, provide timely feedback and contribute to the Law degree portfolio, including in supporting or coordinating appropriate experiential learning and professional development activities;
  • To lead core and optional modules and co-ordinate the operation of these modules with Law colleagues and central administration staff to ensure student needs are met;  
  • To lead on appropriate experiential learning activities and field trips to legal institutions, law firms, NGOs and other organisations in London (it is a unique feature of the LLB Law programme at Goldsmiths that such activities are embedded in contact time in all our modules, both core and optional);
  • To conduct and publish research in high-impact journals in the area of Law, and contribute to a dynamic research culture in the department, including in supporting the activities of relevant research centres and projects;
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject areas into the course of study and respond to pedagogical and practical challenges;
  • To supervise research by undergraduate, LLB, LLM and MPhil/PhD students;
  • To attract external research funding in related areas of activity;
  • To act as a personal tutor to students;
  • To represent Law on College boards and committees;
  • To take an active role in developing and growing the Department of Law, in areas such as student numbers, external funding, external speakers, and prestige;
  • To deliver an excellent student experience, support and professional development opportunities;
  • To contribute to the effective administration of the Department of Law as a whole;
  • In addition, you will be required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required;
  • Ensure that you are aware of and aligned with Goldsmiths’ Regulations, Strategy, and Objectives to work together to proactively advance Equality and Diversity
  • At all times to help maintain a safe working environment by participating in training as necessary and following the Goldsmiths’ Health and Safety Codes of Practice and Policy.


Person Specification


Detailed below are the types of qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge which are required of the post holder. Shortlisting and final selection will be made upon evidence of best-fit with these criteria.


The Essential criteria sections show the minimum essential requirements for the post, therefore if you cannot demonstrate in your application that you meet the essential criteria categorised below, we will not be able to invite you to an interview.


The Desirable criteria sections show additional attributes which would enable the applicant to perform the role more effectively with little or no training.


The Category column indicates the method of assessment:


                     A = Application form         C = Certificate

                     I = Interview                      R = Reference

                     T = Test  / P = Presentation



Essential Criteria 1 - Qualifications


A good first degree and PhD (or equivalent) or be near completion of PhD

A, C, I

Essential Criteria 2 - Experience


An emerging research portfolio that has the capacity to be potentially at least ‘internationally leading’ (3 star in REF terms)

A, I

Clear ideas, potential, and ambition relating to future research that will be internationally leading


Essential Criteria 3 - Skills


Evidence of high level teaching skills in relation to the fields in the job description section


Desirable Criteria – Knowledge


Understanding and success in gaining external funding, or the clear potential to do so


A commitment to, and appreciation of, the mission of contributing to continuing growth in the Law programme, and ability to work intensively as part of a small team in this direction.


A high degree of initiative, enthusiasm for the role and motivation


Ability and inclination to undertake interdisciplinary collaborative research with other staff


Desirable Criteria - Competencies


Ability to provide leadership and contribute to the development of Law programmes


The ability to enable and obtain high standards from others



Please also note that where qualifications are required, employment is conditional on the verification of them. Qualifications (must be original documents) will be checked on the first day of appointment.


For more information about the role, please contact

Recruiting Manager: Email Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos – Head of Department of Law.