Early Career Fellowship in Legal History

Job Description

UE07 [£33,797 – £40,322]

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science/School of Law

Fixed Term, 35 hours a week

1 August 2021 – 31 July 2024


We are looking for a specialist in Legal History committed to taking a leading role in teaching and researching in that field.  We would particularly welcome applications from early career colleagues who have interests in the areas of European Legal History and Roman Law.  This is a 3 year fixed term opportunity which may be extended subject to external funding.


The Opportunity:

To join an established team of academics working in the field of Legal History.  The post will enable you to establish a strong teaching profile and research profile and, in so doing, to build on your existing academic track record and develop professional contacts across the University of Edinburgh and beyond.


Your skills and attributes for success:

·       A strong academic profile in Legal History including a completed, or near completed, PhD

·       Ability to design and deliver course materials and to assess student performance.

·       Ability to supervise postgraduate research students.

·       Ability to work constructively as part of a collegial team within the subject area.

·       Excellent communication skills and an ability to engage students both on-campus and in online settings


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In addition to their main application candidates are requested to upload a brief outline of their current research and future research plan (1000 words max.) Alongside your research plan, please also upload one publication or sample of work.


As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Edinburgh Law School ( http://www.law.ed.ac.uk) is situated in the historic Old College, at the heart of Edinburgh’s legal centre. For over three hundred years the School has been providing world-leading education and research in the eclectic discipline of law. As one of the eleven constituent Schools of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, the School encourages multi- and interdisciplinary connections throughout its teaching and research.
The School values diversity across all staff and students, and supports flexible and family-friendly working. The School provides active support and professional development (including mentoring, training, and networking opportunities) for all staff.
The School is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity, and to welcoming and including all who choose to study, work, or visit us.
With over 1400 students and 150 members of academic, research and professional services staff, Edinburgh Law School is an international, vibrant community dedicated to providing research and teaching with local and global reach and impact.