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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law - QMUL19256

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £42,433 to £52,833pa (Lecturer) or £55,840- £62,415pa (Senior Lecturer) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL19256
Location: Lincolns Inn Fields
Date posted: 18-Oct-2019
Closing date: 30-Nov-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 master’s 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.

CCLS is looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law. The successful candidate will be required to undertake scholarly research leading to publications of the highest ranking; to teach in the areas of shipping law and take a leading role in the development of shipping law courses.

Ability to teach any or all of the following subjects would be an advantage:

1.         Wet Shipping Law: Incidents and Collisions at Sea

2.         International Regulation of Shipping

3.         Law of the Sea, Navigational Freedoms and Practice

4.         Admiralty Law

5.         Shipbuilding, Ship Finance and Ship Sale and Purchase

We are particularly interested in appointing a candidate currently doing research or interested in doing research in one or more of the following fields:

  • Autonomous Vessels;
  • Marine pollution (including emissions) and climate change implications;
  • Migrants at sea.

A PhD in Shipping law, and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience is essential.  At Lecturer level, an appropriate track-record of high quality research in the field of Shipping law at a national and ideally international level, including publications in renowned journals is expected.  At Senior Lecturer level, a proven track record of high quality research is required.  Candidates should also have some experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

The post is a full time, permanent appointment, starting salary at Lecturer Level will be in the range of £42,433 to £52,833 per annum or £55,840- £62,415 per annum at Senior Lecturer level, inclusive of London Allowance.

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.

Details about the CCLS can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 30 November 2019.

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