University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Robinson College: College Teaching Associate in Law

Robinson College CambridgeRobinson College seeks to appoint an additional member of its undergraduate teaching team from 1 April 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, to contribute to small group teaching (supervision) and assist the Director of Studies and other Law fellows with the administration of Law teaching within the College. The post would suit a researcher who is interested in building up teaching experience.

The successful candidate will be able to teach one or more subjects taken by Cambridge undergraduates (see, complementing the teaching interests of the current Robinson Fellows. The College has existing expertise in Administrative Law, Civil (Roman) Law, Conflict of Laws, Equity, Family Law, Land Law, the Law of Contract and Commercial Law.

As well as benefiting from the support facilities of the collegiate environment (including the availability of accommodation or office space, IT support, daily meals, and formal dining), the Associate will enjoy the company and encouragement of a lively and multidisciplinary academic Fellowship.

The Associate is expected to teach for 4 hours a week during the teaching terms (the full eight weeks of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, and the first four weeks of the Easter Term): this amounts to 80 hours of contact time. The post also requires the Associate to contribute to the process of undergraduate admissions, including interviews. In addition, the Associate must participate in and assist in organising the College’s annual residential Revision Week, which takes place immediately before the beginning of the Easter Term. A willingness to be involved in the College’s mooting competition and in other subject-related activities is essential.

Most applicants will be engaged in research in the University, but other applicant profiles will also be considered.

The remuneration package is variable, as some elements depend on the number of contact hours and the number of students. The post is non-pensionable.

The Associate-ship may be renewed by mutual agreement at the end of its first year for a further 2 years (3 years in total).

Informal enquires about the post, the College, and further details of the remuneration package can be addressed to Professor Christopher Forsyth (email

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and teaching experience, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN or via e-mail to by 20 February 2013. Applicants are asked to arrange for 2 referees to send references directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Interviews will be held in March.

Faculty of Law