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Lecturer – Law

Transnational Academic Group Ghana (TAG Ghana) in partnership with Lancaster University operates Lancaster University Ghana.

About Lancaster University Ghana and Transnational Academic Group
Lancaster University Ghana is a partnership between Transnational Academic Group and Lancaster University, UK. We provide excellent and inspiring teaching and places great emphasis on a strong student experience, employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field. Lancaster University Ghana’s Law degree mirrors that of the degree offered in the UK and is approved and validated by the University of Lancaster. Students graduating from the programme are awarded a Lancaster University Degree Certificate.

Transnational Academic Group develops people who develop nations. Valuing and developing our people is essential to long term success. Our capacity to achieve our goals is dependent on our ability to attract, develop, nurture and retain high quality academic and professional staff. Transnational Academic Group (TAG) is owned and operated by a group that focuses on building value across three major business verticals including education, media, and information technology. The Group includes, among other interests, ABN 360, CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, and Tech One Global.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated academic for a full-time Lectureship position in the Lancaster University Ghana Law Department. The successful candidate should be able to teach across the following subject areas of Law:

Ghana Legal System & MethodsPublic International LawAlternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial LawConflicts of LawCriminal Law
Company LawAfrican Union LawIntellectual Property Law
Law of Natural ResourcesGender & LawCyber Crime Law
International Human Rights LawEquity & SuccessionLaw of Torts
Contract LawJurisprudenceLand Law
Constitutional LawTaxationEnvironmental Law

JOB DESCRIPTION

Duties and Responsibilities:
Includes, but is not restricted to:

  1. Contribute to the teaching commitments of the Department by carrying out:
    • Teaching, examining, and administrative duties at the Law Department and as required;
    • Contribute to the curriculum development and the design of individual courses offered by the Department;
    • Supervision of project dissertations undertaken by students;
  2. To engage in research and scholarly activity in Law and associated areas;
  3. To contribute regularly to Departmental seminars, discussion groups and collaborative research groups;
  4. To contribute to the Department’s academic and pastoral care of its students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and achievement;
  5. To participate fully in Department Committees and running of the department;
  6. To contribute as appropriate to programme management and related activities;
  7. To develop and maintain links with relevant professional bodies and academic groupings;
  8. To support the marketing activities of the Department as appropriate, including Law Week, Law Colloquium; Open Days, etc.;
  9. To contribute to the development of the interface with external organisations;
  10. Provide cover for colleagues on leave where necessary;
  11. Undertake other duties as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Required Academic Qualifications and CompetenciesEssential/DesirableCV/ Supporting Statement/Interview/Presentation
A PhD in Law or near completion with references to support a statement that this is the case would suffice.EssentialCV/References
Have expert knowledge, teaching and applied research interests in subject areas of Law as indicated above.EssentialCV/Supporting Statement/ Interview
Experience of teaching the various subject areas of law as indicated in Higher EducationEssentialCV/Supporting Statement/Interview
Experience of module design, curriculum development and quality assurance, using pedagogical research to develop the learning experienceEssentialCV/ Supporting Statement/Interview
Experience or good understanding of the issues involved in transnational educationDesirableInterview/ Supporting Statement/ Presentation
An emerging record of research experience in Law, as evidenced by a record of publications comparative to the position and career historyDesirableCV/ Interview
A high degree of motivation within the discipline and a strong desire to work towards embedding a research cultureEssential CV/ Supporting Statement/Interview
Experience of working co-operatively and flexibly with colleagues including undertaking appropriate administrative responsibilitiesEssentialInterview/Supporting Statement
Evidence of the ability to take an effective leadership roleDesirableInterview/ Supporting Statement

Applicants are required to indicate as part of their application the subject areas of law they are capable of teaching, and submit curriculum vitae and cover letter to hr.ghana@transnatedu.com, with subject line: ‘Lecturer – Law’ demonstrating how they meet the criteria.

Closing date: 15th May 2020
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.