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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Insurance Law - QMUL18514

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £41,682 - £61,311
Reference: QMUL18514
Location: Lincolns Inn Fields
Date posted: 17-Apr-2019
Closing date: 25-May-2019

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The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) was established in 1980 and has become one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of commercial law.  The primary objectives of the Centre are to conduct scholarly research of international excellence, to contribute to the shaping of public and commercial policy, and to provide teaching of the highest quality at post-graduate level.  CCLS covers the whole spectrum of commercial law, including arbitration, banking and finance, energy, intellectual property, international trade, media and communications, shipping, insurance, regulation, ethics, and tax. Around 900 students from some 80 countries study for masters and doctorate degrees. CCLS’s principal location is Lincoln’s Inn Fields near both the Royal Courts of Justice and the financial centre of the City of London. Graduate Students can also study in Paris, and other programmes are being developed in China, Singapore and Greece.

The Insurance Law Institute was established in 2012 at CCLS to foster expertise in insurance law. Since that time its membership has increased to include members who also have expertise in shipping and aviation law. The Institute currently comprises nine academic staff who among them offer 17 different LLM modules in these specialist areas. Under the auspices of the Institute, QMUL became the first academic institution in the UK to offer a specialist LLM in Insurance Law. Institute staff have also introduced  LLMs in International Shipping Law in London and in Piraeus, Greece (in partnership with the Hellenic Management Centre). Students taking these courses come from all over the world. The Institute also has a number of PhD student researchers, as well as external members who contribute to its activities, and has each year since its founding hosted an early-career visiting researcher.  Research at the Institute has included work on insurable interest, reinsurance, payment protection insurance, insurance regulation, the history of insurance law, trade digitalisation, maritime arbitration, law of the sea, seafarers' rights, fishery disputes, piracy, state aid and competition in air transport. Members of the Institute have authored many leading textbooks in their fields, as well as a large number of research papers, and they actively engage with the insurance and shipping industries and agencies, including the British Insurance Law Association, Lloyd's of London, the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England, the International Maritime Organisation, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Comité Maritime International.

CCLS is looking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Insurance Law to undertake teaching on appropriate modules in the LLM in Insurance and International Shipping degrees, and, in particular, to lead teaching on modules in Reinsurance, General Principles of Insurance Law, Insurance Contracts and Marine Insurance Law. In addition, the role holder would conduct scholarly research leading to publications of the highest ranking. A background in, or excellent links with, insurance practice is desirable, since the role holder would be expected to play an active role in the development of the work of the Insurance Law Institute and in its future engagement with the insurance industry, agencies, etc.

You will be educated to PhD level or have equivalent professional experience. At Lecturer level, an appropriate track-record in research including publications in renowned journals, together with some experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is required. At Senior Lecturer level, a proven track-record in research including publications in renowned journals, together with demonstrable ability to deliver teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level is required. Excellent communication and organisational skills, are also essential.  Experience in energy economic, renewables, mining and the nuclear sector and an understanding of climate change and its impact on the energy sector would be particularly beneficial.

The post is a full time, permanent appointment, starting salary at Lecturer level will be in the range of £41,682 - £51,899 per annum inclusive of London Allowance or in the range of £54,853 - £61,311 per annum, if appointed at Senior Lecturer level.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Ian Walden, Director of CCLS, at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8086.

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The closing date for applications is 25 May 2019.

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