University of Leicester Leicester, Leicestershire
Summary Research Associate Vacancy ID: 440 Location: Leicester Department: Leicester Law School Vacancy terms: Full time, open ended subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for 48 months. Salary details: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum Hours per week: 37.5 Advert closes midnight on: 13 Aug 2019 Apply Back to results About the role This position combines involvement in a high profile ESRC-funded research project with teaching at Leicester Law School. It requires an individual willing to take a leading role in the design and delivery of a 5-year £1m ESRC-funded project, entitled "The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe", combined with teaching of both arbitration and core undergraduate modules. You will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of appropriate modules at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. You will also carry out administration and other activities that contribute to, and support, the work of the School in developing its strategies, improving its practices and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University. Your time will be split 50% working on the research project and 50% performing teaching and related activities for the Law School. While your research on the project will be supervised, you will be expected to perform as an independent researcher on a research team, rather than merely following directions you are given. You will also be expected to contribute to the co-authorship of academic publications based on the project's results. This role will require you to contribute high level research skills and to help determine the direction of the project in line with the project's research goals, including research planning, project management and the organisation of group research meetings. Using your networking skills, you will also contribute to the development and maintenance of the wider research programme's profile and research area. This position forms part of a £1,000,000 five-year interdisciplinary research project, "The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe", funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Involving faculty from 5 leading international universities and supported by leading industry bodies, the project is led by Tony Cole, Reader of Arbitration and Investment Law at the University of Leicester, alongside Joshua Karton (Associate Professor of Law at Queen's University, Canada) and Paolo Vargiu (Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester). It is operating with the support the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a number of national arbitral institutions, as well as benefitting from an Advisory Board of leading international academic and professional specialists. Further information is available on the project website: https://commercialarbitrationineurope.wordpress.com/ About you With a relevant PhD (or in the process of finalising) in Law, we are looking for a self-starter with significant research experience and skills. You will have experience with relevant research models, techniques and methods, including possessing the ability to develop new ones. You will have a willingness and ability to foster new collaborations with national and international experts. Additional information For informal enquiries, or to receive documentation providing more information on the project, please contact Tony Cole on [email protected] We anticipate that interviews will take place in the week of 26 August 2019. Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world's leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching. In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 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