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The Law School is recruiting an Assistant Professor

The Law School is now recruiting an Assistant Professor in the area of Equity and Land Law.

The Purpose of the Role

Applications are welcome from legal scholars with research excellence in the area of Equity and Land Law. The post holder will be required to develop/conduct a programme of their own scholarly research in one or both of these fields, to be able be to further develop and deliver core modules in Equity and/or Land Law and/or other areas of private law as required undergraduate level, and to develop and deliver postgraduate modules and supervise students at undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels. They will be required to carry out administrative duties as directed by the Head of School and is/are expected to be research active.

They will work closely with colleagues in the Private Law Group and related subject areas to promote the Trinity Law School as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in field. The post holder is expected to take up the position in Michaelmas Term 2024.

Candidates wishing to discuss the post informally should contact The Head of School Caoimhin MacMaolain

Main Responsibilities


  • Contribute to teaching and related activities in the School and College at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Willingness and ability to teach core undergraduate modules in Equity, Land Law or other area of private law as required and develop and deliver postgraduate taught modules – Essential.
  • Delivery of high-class teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels - Essential
  • Contribute to building an active individual and collaborative international research record in private law, including PhD supervision and publications - Essential
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students at undergraduate Capstone/postgraduate Dissertation/Doctoral level - Essential
  • Carry out such administrative duties relating to teaching as shall be directed by the Head of the School of Law - Essential


  • Engage in research both on an individual and collaborative basis - Essential
  • Expectations in terms of numbers and calibre of publications will be in line with the Assistant Professor grade and point on scale – Essential
  • Capacity to work as part of a team in a respectful and collaborative manner – Essential.

Standard Duties

  • Contribute to the School’s teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Contribute to published research output in journals of high standing.
  • Carry out such administrative duties as shall be directed by the Head of the School of Law.
  • Contribute towards the future development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Assume a leadership role within the School of Law, appropriate to the level of appointment.
  • Make a contribution to the development of the discipline and to the general community.
  • A commitment to student care.

Person Requirements

  • The role-holder will require the following knowledge, skills and attributes for successful performance in the role.


  • Excellent academic record and have completed or be very close to completion of a Ph.D. in Law.

Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will be expected to clearly demonstrate the following:

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

  • Proven ability or evidence of potential and willingness to contribute to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in areas of private law, particularly core undergraduate modules such as Equity and Land Law.
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate dissertations is desirable.
  • Experience of using a range of teaching media and innovative teaching methods.
  • Proven ability or evidence of potential to establish a strong record of research and publications in the field of law specified above.

Administration, Contribution to University and Engagement with Discipline & Society

  • Ability to work effectively and diligently as a member of a team of academic and professional staff colleagues.
  • Ability to undertake administrative responsibilities as required by the School and University.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues at an interdisciplinary level and to participate at School, Faculty and College levels.


  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Organisational skills necessary to the performance of teaching, research and administration requirements of the role of Assistant Professor.
  • Ability to represent the School and College on appropriate national and international advisory boards and professional bodies.

Personal Attributes

  • Capability and confidence to take ownership of problems and seek long term solutions.
  • Career driven, enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Commitment to own professional development.
  • Congenial and respectful team player.

Application Procedure

Applications will only be accepted through e-recruitment at Candidates should note that the interview process for this appointment will include delivery of a presentation. Applicants must provide the following information in applying for this position:

  • Cover letter (2 A4 pages maximum)
  • Full curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • The names and contact details (with email addresses) of 3 referees.
  • Teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages maximum)
  • Research plan, summarising the applicant’s research accomplishments to date, and plans over the next five years – 2 pages maximum)

The deadline for applying is Thursday, 23 May 2024 at 12:00noon.