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Monday, 20 March 2023

Downing CollegeApplications are invited for a Teaching Fellowship in Law, to be taken up by 1 October 2023. The post will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.

Law has always been one of the principal subjects taught at Downing, and Downing has one of the largest and most active college law communities in the University. The current Downing Law fellows are Master-elect Professor Graham Virgo (who supervises criminal law and equity), Professor Helen Scott (Regius Professor of Civil Law who supervises civil law), Dr Brendan Plant (who supervises international law and contract law) and Mr William Day (who supervises tort and commercial law). Ms Joanna Page, a College Bye-Fellow, supervises company law.

The College Associate Professor will be expected to undertake teaching for the College, leading small group teaching (‘supervisions’) of undergraduates studying Law (minimum 240 hours per annum), and eventually to share responsibility for directing studies. As a Director of Studies, the College Associate Professor will organise supervisions for Downing students in one year of the Law Tripos; monitor the students’ academic progress and advise them on their work; and assist in the process of assessing undergraduate admissions. There may also be an opportunity to act as Tutor or take other roles within College. The College welcomes applicants offering any combination of subjects on the Law Tripos not currently taught within College, and is particularly keen to attract applicants with expertise in constitutional and public law, EU law and/or land law.

For more information and application details, please refer to the Downing College website.