Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Durham Law School

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Durham University – Durham Law School

Reference Number 1582

Location Durham City

Faculty/Division Social Sciences and Health

Grade Grade 7

Position Type Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term

Salary (£) 30122 – 35938

Closing Date 1 April 2012

Job Description

This is a three year fixed-term post. The post will build capacity in Law and SASS specifically in the area of transnational policing and security. The post-holder will be expected to generate research grant applications and to publish high quality research in this field.

Duham Law School is one of the UK’s leading centres for legal research and teaching. Durham ranked joint fourth in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in terms of the proportion of research activity ranked at the highest 4* level, and was one of only five UK law schools to be awarded the top grading of 5*A in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The School achieved the top rating of “Excellent” for its teaching in its last inspection by the Quality Assurance Agency and is consistently rated one of the leading UK law schools in various league tables.

In addition to a broad range of individual research, staff in the School are engaged in a number of research groups that act as a focus for activity, including the Durham Global Securities Institute (DGSi) the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, the Human Rights Centre, the Durham European Law Institute, the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, the Gender and Law at Durham research group and the newly-founded Justice and Conflict group.

Our academic and research staff, together with our undergraduate and postgraduate students, comprise a dynamic and focused intellectual community. Our courses are highly regarded. Entry to them is very competitive and we have a diverse student intake from across the world.