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Lecturer in Criminal Law (Teaching & Scholarship) (maternity leave cover) - QMUL24606

Department: Law
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24606
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 31-Mar-2021
Closing date: 02-May-2021

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About the Role

The Lecturer in Criminal Law will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and wider institution, by making contributions to student education and experience through curriculum development and the delivery of high quality teaching activities in the area of Criminal Law. The Department has particular needs in the Law of Evidence and Pharmacology.

About You

You will have a PhD in Criminal Law, or equivalent professional experience and/or relevant professional qualification, and a demonstrable ability to teach at undergraduate level. Ideally you will have teaching accreditation from the Higher Education Academy at Fellow or Associate Fellow level, or be working towards this.

About the Department

The School of Law is one of eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Law has two organisational units: the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. The Department of Law focuses on the culture and institutions of the rule of law in creating civil society at all levels from the local to the transnational.  As one of the largest law schools in the UK, it provides high quality teaching to more than 800 undergraduate students.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, fixed-term appointment, for six months, with an expected start date of 1st October 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £42,433 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Penny Green at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6415.


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 2nd May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

We actively welcome applications from all candidates, particularly candidates from BME groups, which are currently underrepresented in the Department of Law.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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