Closing date: 26 August 2021
Newcastle Law School seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Digital Law, Policy & Society (Teaching & Research). The appointee would be expected to undertake high quality research, actively pursue external funding and collaboration and help strengthen our research community in line with the School research strategy. Candidates would be expected to undertake research relevant to an increasingly digital society and economy which broadly aligns with our emerging Technology and Innovation: Governance, Ethics and Regulation (TI:GER) grouping. The Law School is particularly interested in research that engages with challenges in one or more of the following areas: regulation of the digital economy and the power of platforms; AI governance; justice and human rights in an online world; online dispute resolution and due process; data and privacy; cybercrime and cybersecurity; data ethics; bioethics; biomedical technologies; and environmental technologies. Newcastle University offers excellent opportunities for outstanding researchers in these areas to engage in challenge-led interdisciplinary research through: the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD); the Data Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence (Data NUCoRE); the Digital Institute, which has a strong partnership with The Alan Turing Institute; and through considerable digital policy expertise in the School of Arts and Cultures (SACS); and others.
Interdisciplinarity will be central to this role and candidates must demonstrate willingness and capacity to engage across disciplinary boundaries. Candidates should also have demonstrable teaching interests that complement the ongoing development and delivery of Newcastle Law School’s educational provision, including the ability to develop exciting new postgraduate modules aligned with their research expertise. We seek to make an appointment that demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent student experience and expect the successful candidate to share our desire to nurture intellectual curiosity, critical awareness, ambition and confidence, enabling students to reach their potential.
You must have a PhD in Law or a related area or be about to obtain one. We would also expect you to have the ability to: secure external research funding, publish in internationally recognised journals and conduct research with the potential to create impact. You will be able to demonstrate research excellence/potential as evidenced by high quality publications. The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description. Presentations and Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 13 September 2021. Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Dr Jonathan Galloway, Head of Newcastle Law School at email@example.com.
Call for Events is now open! We're supporting Members and Expert Fellows to lead activities that explore aspects of TIPS in the Digital Economy. We will help to organise the activity with up to £5,000 to cover the associated costs.