Docstoc

WORCESTER COLLEGE

Document Sample
WORCESTER COLLEGE Powered By Docstoc
					                         The UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
                                  FACULTY OF LAW
                                    in association with
                                  BALLIOL COLLEGE
Further Particulars for the Fixed-Term (four-year) University Lecturership (CUF)
                         with Tutorial Fellowship in Law


Balliol College and the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford invite applications for a fixed-
term University Lecturership (CUF) with effect from 01 October 2011 (or as soon as possible
thereafter), until 30 September 2015. The Lecturership will be held in conjunction with a fixed-
term Tutorial Fellowship in Law at Balliol College. The terms and conditions of the Lecturership
and Fellowship are set out below.

The vacancy arises as a result of Professor Timothy Endicott‟s tenure as Dean of the Faculty of
Law.

I       TUTORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Balliol College admits approximately six students each year to read for degrees in Law and Law
with Law Studies in Europe, and approximately seven students to read for the BCL and MJur
(one year taught masters courses). In addition, the college normally has a number of students
undertaking research degrees in Law. The syllabus for the First Public Exam and Final Honour
School (the two parts of the undergraduate degree) and that for the BCL, MJur and MSt can be
viewed on the Law Faculty website: www.law.ox.ac.uk.

Apart from Professor Endicott, Balliol‟s other law Fellows are Dr Grant Lamond (UL), who
works in legal theory and criminal law, and the University‟s Professor of Legal Philosophy,
Leslie Green. Professor Joseph Raz is an Emeritus Fellow, and the College‟s Visitor is
traditionally a Balliol Old Member and Senior Law Lord.

College Duties

The appointee will be required:

(i)     to help with the organisation of law teaching in Balliol College, and to share the
        responsibility of acting as “personal tutor” to law undergraduates (that is, the person
        responsible for their academic and personal welfare);
(ii)    to undertake for Balliol College up to eight hours of teaching per week, averaged over
        the three 8-week terms which constitute the academic teaching year (see below);
(iii)   as a member of the Governing Body of Balliol College, to attend College Meetings and
        Tutorial Board meetings (normally three of each per term), and to take an appropriate
        share in the other committee and administrative work of the College;




                                                1
(iv)    to take part in the annual admissions procedures for the selection of law undergraduates
        and law graduates at Balliol;
(v)     to act as college adviser to some of the graduate members of Balliol College reading for
        higher degrees in law and related subjects.

The successful applicant will be expected to offer teaching for the College in three of the
following subjects: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, EU Law,
Jurisprudence, Land Law, Tort, or Trusts. An ability to teach Administrative Law,
Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence may be an advantage.

II     UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP (CUF)

The duties of a CUF lecturer are to engage in advanced study or research; to give, under the
direction of the Board of the Faculty of Law, not less than 16 lectures or classes a year; and to
take part in university examining and graduate supervision as and when requested. Additional
remuneration is paid to those undertaking examining and graduate supervision. There is also an
expectation that the appointee will undertake a reasonable share of Faculty administrative duties.
Those holding administrative appointments within the Faculty of Law may be eligible for
additional payments.

The Board of the Faculty of Law welcomes applications from candidates able to teach for it in
any of the subjects falling within its BA and BCL/MJur curricula. The Faculty may give
preference to a candidate who is able to offer teaching in one or more of the following subjects:
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Conflict of Laws,
Environmental Law, European Union Law, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual
Property Law, Land Law, Philosophical Foundations of Property Law and Roman Law.

An ability to teach Human Rights Law may be an advantage.

Further details about the University and the Faculty of Law are set out in Appendix III.

III    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The objectives of the Colleges, and of the University, in making this appointment are to develop
and strengthen the teaching and research capacities of the Law Faculty, and more generally to
contribute to the goal of maintaining Oxford University as a leading centre for research and
teaching in law. The selection committee recognizes that candidates can contribute to these
goals in many different ways, and will use its professional judgement, based on the evidence
available, to decide how successfully candidates would make such a contribution, bearing in
mind the needs of the College and the Faculty.

Candidates might wish to draw to the attention of the selection committee evidence of the
following:
        (i)   a postgraduate degree in Law, or be in the final stages of obtaining one
        (ii)  an established research and publication record of a standing appropriate to the
              stage of the candidate‟s career, with evidence of or, exceptionally, evidence of
              potential for producing, distinguished research within the broad field of Law,
              and the intention to continue researching and publishing. The application should




                                                 2
                include a list of the applicant‟s publications. The selection committee may ask
                for copies of some of these items;
        (iii)   the ability or, exceptionally the potential, to be an effective teacher of students
                of high ability in a tutorial system within the field of appointment as outlined
                above; to provide lectures and seminars at an appropriate level to undergraduate
                and graduate audiences in an interesting and engaging manner; to supervise
                graduate students at the highest level; and to act as an examiner;
        (iv)    the ability or potential to participate effectively in the administration and
                development of law studies in the College and at Faculty level and to co-operate
                in College and University affairs;
        (v)     the ability and willingness to undertake pastoral responsibilities; and
        (vi)    a willingness to forge links with schools and to participate in access initiatives
                with a view to encouraging applications from a wide range of educational
                backgrounds.

IV    THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS

Applications for this post will be considered by a selection committee consisting of
representatives of the Faculty of Law and Balliol College. The selection committee is responsible
for conducting all aspects of the recruitment and selection process; it does not, however, have the
authority to make the final decision as to who should be appointed. The final decision will be
made by the Social Sciences Divisional Board and the Governing Body of Balliol College on the
basis of a recommendation made by the selection committee. Consequently, no offer of
appointment will be valid until and unless the recommendation has been approved by both the
Divisional Board and the Governing Body, and a formal contractual offer has been made.

All appointments are subject to the relevant provisions of the Statutes and Regulations of the
University in force from time to time, as published from time to time in the University Gazette.

V     TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The tenure of the fellowship will be from, 1st October 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter, until
30th September 2015. The purpose of the appointment is to provide cover whilst Professor
Timothy Endicott holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. The
funds supporting the appointment have been made available for a limited term, and it is a
condition of this appointment that it must also be on a temporary basis. The appointment is
therefore of strictly limited tenure and cannot be held beyond 30th September 2015.

The appointment involves two separate contracts, one with the University and one with Balliol
College. If either contract is terminated, the other will be terminated from the same date. In
particular, it is a condition of the appointment of a CUF lecturer that he or she continues to hold
the college teaching post in association with which the appointment to the CUF lecturership is
advertised. In the event of the termination of the college teaching post, for whatever reason, the
appointment as a CUF lecturer shall itself automatically terminate on the same date as the
college teaching post.

1     Stipend and pension

The successful candidate will be appointed on the Oxford CUF lecturer scale (the combined
College and University salary scale can be found in Appendix I). Lecturers appointed below the


                                                 3
top of this range will receive annual increments until they reach the top point. There is also an
annual „cost-of-living‟ salary review.

The appointee will have the option of becoming or remaining a member of the Universities
Superannuation Scheme (USS).


2       Additional entitlements

Fellowship of Balliol College brings the following entitlements:

(i)     a teaching room in College;
(ii)    occupancy of College accommodation free of charge, if available; or, alternatively, an
        annual housing allowance, currently £5,145;
(iii)   free meals at the Common Table whenever available;
(vi)    an annual academic support allowance from the College of £945 and a non-cumulative
        hospitality credit within the College for the entertaining of junior members;
(vii)   optional membership of BUPA (the British United Provident Association).

Childcare facilities: Balliol operates a small (16-place) subsidized Day Nursery, about which
further information is available at http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/about-balliol/nursery. The College
also has the right to make a nomination to the three University Nurseries: see paragraph 6,
below.

The Law Faculty will provide the postholder with a start-up grant of £4,000 (unless the
appointee currently holds an established Oxford University academic post). This may be spent,
at the postholder‟s discretion, on any purpose connected with their academic work, for example
IT equipment, research assistance, travel, conference attendance and/or book purchases. The
start-up grant must be spent within three years. In addition, the Faculty currently operates grant
schemes for research support and IT equipment to which the postholder will be eligible to apply
after the first year of appointment.

3       Sabbatical leave/dispensation from lecturing obligations

The holder of a CUF lecturership is eligible to apply for dispensation from lecturing obligations
in conjunction with sabbatical or other leave granted by the College. No CUF lecturer may be
dispensed from more than four courses of eight lectures or classes in any period of fourteen years,
or from more than two courses in any period of three years.

A written application for leave must be submitted to the Academic Committee of Balliol College
and to the Faculty. It is a condition of the grant of leave that adequate substitute teaching
arrangements have been put in place by the applicant.

4       Membership of Congregation

All CUF lecturers, along with other members of the academic staff and certain senior academic-
related staff, are normally members of Congregation, which is the University‟s ultimate
governing body. Congregation‟s approval is required for all university statutes or amendments to
statutes, and for major policy decisions, and the members of Congregation constitute the


                                                4
electorate for ten of the members of the main executive body (the Council of the University) and
for members of a number of other university committees. Twenty or more members of
Congregation may initiate the discussion by Congregation of matters of university policy, and any
two members may ask questions about the policy or administration of the University. The
appointee will receive fuller details after he or she takes up the appointment.

5       Appraisal

All staff participate in the University‟s appraisal scheme which is currently under review.

6        Family support
The University has generous maternity and adoption leave arrangements, and also offers support
leave to fathers and partners. Details are available on the website at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/staff/family/. (University maternity leave will be taken in
conjunction with college leave, colleges having their own provisions).
All staff are eligible to apply to use the University nurseries (although there is a long waiting list
for nursery places), and the full range of tax and National Insurance savings scheme is in
operation. Details are available on the University‟s childcare website at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/childcare/.
The University will try to accommodate flexible working patterns as far as possible and there is
considerable flexibility in the organisation of duties. More information on family support and
flexible       working        policies      is      available       on      the       website       at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/staff/family/.


7     Equal opportunities

The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that all staff are offered equal
opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression
within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria
which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all
cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory
provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because
of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity,
race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Where suitably qualified individuals are available, selection committees will contain at least one
member of each sex.




8       Probationary period

The appointment will be subject to an initial probationary period of one year, during which the
appointment may be terminated by one month‟s notice on either side. Following the successful
completion of the probationary period the period of notice would be three months on each side.

9       Medical questionnaire and the right to work in the UK




                                                  5
The appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a medical questionnaire and the
provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.

Applicants who would need a work visa if appointed to the post are asked to note that under the
UK‟s new points-based migration system they will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient
points, and in particular that:

      (i) they have sufficient English language skills (evidenced by having passed a test in basic
English, or coming from a majority English-speaking country, or having taken a degree taught in
English)
      and
      (ii) that they have sufficient funds to maintain themselves and any dependants until they
receive their first salary payment.

Further information is available at:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier2/generalarrangements/eligibility/.
10    Intellectual property policy

The Statutes and Regulations of the University record the extent of the University's claims to
intellectual property, and the proportions in which exploitation revenues are shared with
researchers. Copies of the relevant extracts are available upon request.

11      Relocation expenses

The University will meet 40% and Balliol College 60% of the costs of reasonable removal
expenses and travelling expenses in connection with the move to Oxford of the successful
candidate in appropriate cases, as well as a similar proportion of professional expenses of up to
£6,500 in respect of solicitors‟ and other costs in connection with a move. There are rules
governing this expenditure and the successful candidate is advised to contact Balliol College and
the University before incurring any such expenses.

12      Data Protection
All data supplied by applicants will be used only for the purposes of determining their suitability
for the post and will be held in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998
and the University‟s Data Protection Policy.

VI    APPLICATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE

Applicants       should     complete     the    enclosed       form     (downloadable       from
http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/academic-vacancies-at-balliol) and send it with a covering
letter, curriculum vitae and summary of research interests (8 typed copies, except in the case of
overseas applicants, who need send only one typed copy), together with the names and addresses
of three referees, to the Academic Administrator, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ by Friday
29 July 2011. Applicants should contact their referees enclosing a copy of these Further
Particulars and arrange for references to be sent to the Academic Administrator by the
closing date. The College and the Faculty wish to take this opportunity of thanking those


                                                   6
referees who write on behalf of applicants. E-mail applications are permitted, but hard copy
should follow in the mail. Informal enquiries may be made to the Academic Administrator
(email: academic.administrator@balliol.ox.ac.uk; tel. 01865 277758).

Interviews are likely to take place in late August, tbc. Candidates invited for interview will be
asked to submit written work, and to give a short talk of about fifteen minutes‟ duration on a
topic suitable for a second-year undergraduate audience. (Further details will be sent to short-
listed candidates.) Those interviewed will also be invited to lunch in Balliol College: this forms
no part of the selection process, and members of the selection committee will not be present.
Those who do not live in or near to Oxford will be offered overnight accommodation during the
interview period. All reasonable interview expenses will be reimbursed.




                                                7
                                                                                APPENDIX I




                             CUF SALARIES AS AT 1 AUGUST 2010


Salaries with effect
 from 01 August
       2010


                                    University      Colllege     Joint annual
     Scale point       Pay spine   Contribution   Contribution      salary

11                     52             £22,823         £34,608
                                                                   £57,431
10                     51             £22,158         £33,600
                                                                   £55,758
9                      50             £21,512         £32,621
                                                                   £54,133
8                      49             £20,886         £31,670
                                                                   £52,556
7                      48             £20,277         £30,748
                                                                   £51,025
6                      47             £19,687         £29,852
                                                                   £49,539
5                      46             £19,113         £28,983
                                                                   £48,096
4                      45             £18,557         £28,139
                                                                   £46,696
3                      44             £18,017         £27,319
                                                                   £45,336
2                      43             £17,492         £26,524
                                                                   £44,016
1                      42             £16,982         £25,751
                                                                   £42,733




                                                  8
                                                                                       APPENDIX II


                         ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AT OXFORD


There are three main categories of academic post at Oxford: professorships, readerships, and
lecturerships. Professorships and readerships form respectively about 11 per cent and 3 per cent
of the posts on the academic establishment: the vast majority of initial academic appointments are
therefore to lecturerships. As a result of cash-limited promotions exercises held between 1988 and
1994 a small number of staff hold ad hominem professorships or readerships. Under a new policy
for the recognition of distinction, all academic staff are eligible to apply in annual exercises for
the conferment of the title of reader or professor (with no change in duties or stipend). Although
there are still existing readerships, the university is no longer appointing to, or conferring the title
of, Reader.

Virtually all university academic posts at Oxford have a formal association with a college. For
lecturers the nature of this association broadly determines which particular type of lecturership
they hold. University lecturerships are found primarily, but not exclusively, in the sciences, and
the majority are associated with a tutorial fellowship with a college, i.e. a college appointment
which carries with it an obligation to undertake college teaching and other duties, and associated
additional remuneration. University lecturers with tutorial fellowships receive, when they reach
the top of the University and college salary scales, about 84 per cent of their overall basic stipend
from the University, and 16 per cent from the college. A special scheme operates for university
lecturers without tutorial fellowships which enables them to be paid at the combined university
and college rate, in return for specified duties.

CUF (Common University Fund), special (non-CUF), and Faculty lecturerships, in the arts
and social sciences, are always associated with college tutorial fellowships: at the top of the
scales such lecturers receive roughly 40 per cent of their combined stipend from the University
and 60 per cent from the college. Titular university, CUF and Faculty lecturerships may be
advertised where the college will bear all of the combined costs of the appointment until such
time as the University is able to fund its share and so make a substantive appointment.




                                                   9
                                                                                    APPENDIX III


                               THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

The University of Oxford is an independent and self-governing institution, consisting of the
central University and the Colleges in a federal system. The University also allows fruitful
opportunities for experiment and development and helps to provide a stimulating multi-
disciplinary academic community.

The University determines the content of the courses within which college teaching takes place;
organises lectures and seminars; provides a wide range of resources for teaching and learning in
the form of libraries, laboratories, museums, computing facilities, etc; admits and supervises
graduate students; sets and marks examinations and examines theses; and awards degrees.

The Social Sciences Division

Social Sciences is one of four academic Divisions in the University, each with considerable
devolved budgetary and financial authority; and responsibility for providing a broad strategic
focus across its constituent disciplines. Thirteen departments, one faculty, and three cross-
divisional research units come under the aegis of the division which spans the full range of social
science disciplines with links into the humanities and physical sciences (including Law,
Management, Economics, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Social Policy, Area
Studies, Development Studies, Education, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Public
Policy). There are over 700 academic staff, 2,700 graduate students (postgraduate taught and
postgraduate research), and 1900 undergraduates working and studying in the division.
The division is established as a world-leading centre for research in the social sciences and
regularly sits at the highest levels of international league tables of one form or another. It is the
largest grouping of social science disciplines in the UK and it is also home to several of Oxford‟s
most widely recognised teaching programmes, such as PPE, the BCL, the MPhils in International
Relations, in Economics, and in Development Studies, and the nationally regarded PGCE. We
believe that excellence in teaching and research is synergistic and remain committed to sustaining
and developing the high quality of our activities in both these areas. Our departments are
committed to research which develops a greater understanding of all aspects of society, from the
impact of political, legal and economic systems on social and economic welfare to human rights
and security. That research is disseminated through innovative graduate programmes and
enhances undergraduate courses.
For more information please visit: http://www.socsci.ox.ac.uk/



The Colleges

One of the most distinctive features of Oxford is that it is a collegiate university, and its 38
colleges, though independent and self-governing, form a fundamental element of the University,
to which they are related in a federal system. One of the many advantages of Oxford‟s collegiate
structure is that it enables both students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and academic staff to
enjoy the benefits of a large international university, whilst at the same time being part of a
smaller academic community through their college. In particular, colleges offer the opportunity
for close contact with students and staff working in a range of disciplines, to complement the
focus provided by a discipline-based department or faculty.




                                                 10
In general, the colleges select and admit undergraduate students, and select graduate students after
they have been admitted by the University; provide accommodation, meals, common rooms,
libraries, sports and social facilities, and pastoral care for their students; and are responsible for
students‟ tutorial teaching, and welfare. They also provide an extensive range of academic and
social facilities and support for their academic staff, including support for research, and many
research-related facilities.

The Conference of Colleges represents the common concerns of the colleges. It negotiates with
central University bodies on collegiate matters; appoints members of joint University/College
committees; has representation on Council, its committees, and the four divisional boards; and
acts as a body for intercollegiate discussion and decision-making.

The first colleges began as medieval halls of residence for students under the supervision of a
Master. The 38 independent colleges are today each governed by a Head of House, and a number
of Fellows (usually 25-40), who are mainly academics specialising in a wide variety of
disciplines, and a majority of whom also hold university posts (Professor, Reader, Lecturer etc.).

The Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is one of the largest in the United Kingdom and is the largest unit in the
Social Sciences Division of the University. There are some 163 members of the Law Faculty, of
whom more than 80 are in established University academic posts. The Law Faculty has a
distinguished reputation in research and publications in Law. The Research Assessment Exercise
2008 reported that substantially more top-rated research activity went on in Law at Oxford from
2001-7 than in any other university in the country. In 2010, Oxford has been rated first for law
in each of the three leading guides to British universities.1

There are four specialised centres associated with the Law Faculty: the Centre for Criminology,
the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the
Oxford Intellectual property Research Centre.


Undergraduate law admissions are currently running at approximately 220 a year. Up to 35 of
these follow the Law with Law Studies in Europe course over four years, one year being devoted
to study in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain or Italy.
The Faculty sustains a major graduate programme and its graduate research school is the largest
of any law school in the English-speaking world. There are currently about 380 graduate
students, of whom about 150 read for the taught graduate Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
and Magister Juris (MJur), both of which may also be augmented by a year of research to yield
the Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Other taught graduate programmes include an MSc
in Criminology and Criminal Justice, an ESRC-recognised MSc in Criminology and Criminal
Justice (Research Methods), an MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a postgraduate
diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (run in conjunction with the IPLA) and a
Master‟s in Law and Finance (run in conjunction with the Saïd Business School). Graduate
students who undertake research degrees study towards the Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy
(DPhil) in Law, Socio-Legal studies or Criminology, or Master of Studies in Legal Research
(MSt).



1http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/single.htm?ipg=8727
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2010/jun/04/university-guide-law
http://extras.thetimes.co.uk/gooduniversityguide/subjects/law


                                                 11
The graduate programmes, including graduate admissions, are the immediate responsibility of the
Faculty‟s Graduate Studies Committee and its two Directors of Graduate Studies (one for
research degrees, the other for taught programmes). The graduate cohort provides a base for a
productive interaction between advanced study and research - this is something to which the
Faculty attaches great importance.

Further information on the Law Faculty can be found at www.law.ox.ac.uk.

The Bodleian Law Library

The Bodleian Law Library, accommodated alongside the Faculty centre in the St Cross Building,
houses over a quarter of a million volumes. It receives copies of all law books published in the
United Kingdom, and has extensive holdings of overseas legal publications, notably of the
Commonwealth, the US, and European countries. Oxford is designated as an EU documentation
centre, and materials relevant to European law are housed in the Bodleian Law Library. It has
one of the most extensive collections of domestic and foreign law databases and e-resources in
the UK.

Further information about the            Bodleian    Law     Library    can    be   found     at
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/law.




                                              12

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:4
posted:10/13/2011
language:English
pages:12