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Lecturer in European Union Commercial Law (University of Essex)

The School of Law wishes to appoint a Lecturer in European Union Law with a firm commitment to teaching at LLB and LLM level. The areas of greatest interest include Internal Market law, EU Company law as well as electronic communications/Internet law. We would welcome applications from candidates with the ability to teach some element of French Law.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an excellent research profile or (in the case of applicants for whom this is a first academic appointment) strong demonstrable research potential.

The School was rated “5” in both the 1996 and 2001 Research Assessment Exercises, and its teaching has been assessed as “Excellent” by HEFCE. The School has a policy that all academics contribute in an equitable manner to its administrative load.

Salary: £36,532-£43,622 per annum; Closing date: 16 November 2008; Apply online (Ref. AC705)

PhD Scholarship in Media Law (University of Melbourne)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for an Australian Research Council-funded PhD scholarship, commencing in 2009 (the starting date is negotiable). The scholarship is offered through an ARC Discovery Project held by Professor Andrew Kenyon, which involves a comparative examination of defamation and privacy laws, media production practices and public speech. It will be based at the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School.

The scholarship holder’s research will address a topic within the scope of the Discovery Project. For example, one possible PhD research project would investigate the concept of “responsible journalism” in English defamation law and the treatment of journalistic conduct under United States defamation law. Topics drawing on disciplines within the broad field of media studies, as well as on media law, would be particularly welcome.

Applicants should hold a high honours degree in law, and preferably also have qualifications in a field related to media studies. The scholarship is valued at $26,140 per annum for three years.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 December 2008.

For further information, contact Professor Andrew Kenyon.