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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law (Teaching and Research) - QMUL23831

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £42,433 to £52,833 per annum (Lecturer) or £55,840- £62,415 per annum (Senior Lecturer) inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23831
Location: Lincolns Inn Fields
Date posted: 07-Jan-2021
Closing date: 06-Feb-2021

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About the Role

CCLS is looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law who 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.

About You

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.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

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. 

About Queen Mary

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


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 Lincoln's Inn Fields Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of September 2021. The 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.

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 Ian Walden, Director of CCLS, at  or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8086.

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

The closing date for applications is 6 February 2021 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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