Lecturer in Law and Innovation

Queen's University Belfast

Full time

Belfast, UK

Mar 14

The School of Law seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Law and Innovation who will teach at undergraduate level in intellectual property and private law, and at postgraduate level in law & innovation, including supervision at doctoral level as required. The successful candidate will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy and contribute to School’s administration/outreach activity.

In 20/21 the School successfully launched a new LLM programme in Law & Technology. The successful post holder/s will be required to provide teaching expertise to deliver core and/or elective modules on the programme; and specialist teaching on the Intellectual Property elective module on the LLB, which typically attracts 100 students. The posts would offer opportunities for elective modules/dissertation supervision in high-demand fields where the School is seeking to add relevant expertise, across all areas of intellectual property and law and technology. They would also support teaching on at least one related Foundations modules in land law, tort law and contract law, each of which attracts c.300 students in a given academic year. There are opportunities for involvement in the ‘Future Screens NI’ R&D partnership and in other collaborative efforts in which the School has engaged.


The successful candidate must have:

  • A degree in Law (2.1 or above)
  • A PhD in Law or cognate discipline
  • A publication record (including papers about to publish) in good quality peer reviewed journals and/or with relevant publishers, commensurate with stage of career. Demonstrated ability to publish at internationally-excellent level, with clear potential to make a strong contribution to the School’s performance.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and which complement the research strategy of the School of Law within the field of Law & Innovation.
  • Relevant teaching experience in a law school context, commensurate with stage in career
  • Ability to contribute to the teaching of private law subject areas at undergraduate level (at least one of Tort, Contract, Land Law)
  • Ability to contribute to the teaching of intellectual property law at undergraduate level
  • Ability to contribute to teaching and curriculum development on the LLM Law & Technology.


The School of Law is based in a modern state of the art building at the heart of the campus which includes an interactive Moot Court and a Digital Studio. Academics working in the Law School research across a range of diverse areas, reflecting both traditional and contemporary legal scholarship. We are a globally recognised Law School with internationally acknowledged excellence.

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