Job Vacancy at the University of Jena: Lecturer in English Common Law


The Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU), Faculty of Law, invites applications for the post of a fulltime, permanent Lecturer in English Common Law (salary class E 13) beginning 1 October 2016.


The Faculty of Law at the FSU Jena is operating a LL.B. degree course “International Legal Studies”. It merges the traditional German legal education with a comprehensive training in the law of England and Wales. Graduates will be able to continue their education as a barrister or solicitor in England and Wales, as the degree from this course fulfils the requirements for the academic stage of training set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The different areas of English Civil Law, Public Law and Criminal Law are taught at a level equal to that of English universities.

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The successful candidate should hold a university degree in law from a law school in the UK or from a similar academic background. He or she should be able to demonstrate profound teaching experience in Common Law at an English speaking university at undergraduate and graduate level. A PhD and additional research experience are welcome. He/she should be an English native speaker or master the English language at mother tongue level. Proficiency in the German language is not required, but the candidate should be willing to acquire at least a working knowledge of German.


The successful candidate will teach the different areas of English common law within the degree course “International Legal Studies”. He/she will co-operate directly with the director of the Law & Language Centre and will also support all the academic activities associated with the Centre. It is also expected that he/she will support the Faculty’s Moot Court Competition Teams.

We offer a permanent, full time position. However, the successful candidate will initially be appointed for a limited period of two years with the possibility of permanent employment at a later stage. Salary is paid according to E 13 German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer the FSU is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Further inquiries in English or German may be directed to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Dr. Walter Pauly (


Applications should be submitted by email in pdf-format by 12. August 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Walter Pauly: (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Walter Pauly, Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3, D-07743 Jena, Tel: ++49 (0)3641-94200, FAX: ++49 (0)3641-942232).

Application costs must be borne by the applicant.