Course Leader Law

Southampton Solent University

Solent University has an ambitious research and knowledge exchange enabling strategy intended to ensure that the success of our students is shaped and inspired by our research and knowledge exchange. Building on our strengthening REF submissions, we are developing our research distinctiveness. In the next 5 years we intend to further grow our research culture by focusing on our core strengths and expertise within our research themes of environment, social issues and policy, sport and exercise science, and media and culture, and our knowledge exchange priorities of maritime, sustainable business, social justice, health and wellbeing, student entrepreneurship, and engineering. 

We would like to recruit a candidate who shares these research and knowledge exchange ambitions and can contribute to the research culture at Solent, joining our active research community. In your role, you will be supported to be involved in research, knowledge exchange and scholarly activity.  

The Department of Business and Law at Solent University, Southampton is seeking a Course Leader for Law.   The role is overall responsible for the effective development and delivery of the provision, ensuring the course team deliver courses that enhance the student experience and support the strategic priorities and student employability and attainment.

We are looking for a Course Leader that has a wide range of Higher Education experience that thrives on innovating curriculum, designing and supporting and engaging learning environments that is full of both theory and real-world application.   We are looking for a leader who can ensure an excellent student experience, whilst also assuring the quality of the course provision and can motivate and inspire high performing teams to support the growth of this key area for the University and Department.   In addition, the role will involve developing and overseeing course content, module leading, research-informed teaching, supervision, designing real-world assessments, pastoral support, and engaging to deliver the University and Department’s objectives and uphold the Solent Values.

Our innovative learning design framework has inclusivity at the heart, alongside providing strong graduate attributes mapped to the UN Sustainability goals, which is delivered across directed, collaborative and guide learning modes.  Therefore strong knowledge of learning pedagogies are vital including knowledge of online and blended learning and in developing interactive materials on the virtual learning environments to support the student learning experience.

The expectation is that the candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to our research and knowledge exchange agenda and be able to draw from relevant industry experience in our research led approach.  We particularly welcome applicants who hold a PhD (or close to completion) who also have relevant HE teaching and industry experience within law in at least two core/foundation subject areas.  Whilst not compulsory for this post, we are also particularly interested in those who have the experience/ability to teach family and/or medical law.

Given that this is a key role within the Department as part of the Senior Management team, there will be an all day interview which will take the form of group activities and individual interview.  This will take place on 5th June 2023 and it will be necessary to attend in person at Solent University, Southampton.

Solent University is a flourishing community of academics, researchers, students and professional services staff. We have a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching, for our engagement with industry, for employability and the enterprising qualities of our graduates.

Solent Business School has held the Chartered Association of Business School’s Small Business Charter award since 2014 and has recently been shortlisted in the Small Business Charter Excellence Awards for Outstanding support for student Enterprise and entrepreneurship and won the prestigious Chartered Management Institutes HE Training Provider of the Year 2022 award.   Over two thirds of our staff hold Advance HE status and by 2024 just under half will hold SFHEA and/or PFHEA and there is strong encouragement and support for staff to develop their Advance HE case studies and applications.

The Law School has a strong network of industry experts and alumni who input into the curriculum along with weekly mooting competitions in the mock court room based in the main Spark Teaching building.  The Department also holds Department wide events and insight series to extend both staff and student networks.

Solent University, Southampton has excellent links with the city, region, nationally and internationally. We are connected to key stakeholders, our wider civic community, with employers, small, medium and large businesses, public, voluntary and private organisations which enables a wide range of live brief opportunities and for strong knowledge exchange programmes.  The University is open, friendly and inclusive, with a great location, growing reputation and a strong international dimension.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact the Head of Business and Law, Claire Hughes, by email [email protected]

Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience 

Solent University offers an excellent benefits package. More Information .

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