Assistant/Associate Professor, Law

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Job description

The Faculty of Social and Educational Studies is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, Law. This full-time appointment will begin 1 August 2019.

The Department of Law is seeking a faculty colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; excellence in teaching and in the use of creative/innovative pedagogies; and a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities. The Department currently offers a Bachelor of Laws degree programme based on the structure of bachelor programmes in the United Kingdom and other English-law-based programmes. A LLM is in the developmental stages, with a focus on Wealth Management, Maritime Law and Arbitration. In the LLB programme, students focus on the traditional basic legal skills of concise and pertinent oral argument; the systematic and relevant presentation of essential issues; clarity and precision of written opinion; and the development of a detached and balanced judgement. Courses provide opportunities for research-based continuous assessment and incorporate assessment methodologies intended to produce graduates with strong writing, oral presentation and critical analysis skills. The programme is designed to inculcate in students a sense of citizenship and a zeal for the protection and promotion of individual and social rights. We encourage applications from professionals who can help us continue to prepare exceptional and ethical students. Responsibilities. Teach a variety courses leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in law; engage in research and scholarly activities; assist in securing external grants and other funding opportunities; engage in curriculum review, revision and development; participate in student recruitment and advisement; and serve on departmental, school, university-wide and external committees.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Law from an accredited institution; evidence of excellent tertiary level teaching experience; evidence of scholarly research and publications; experience with programme review and development.

The University of The Bahamas (UB) is a vital catalyst for national development. Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB had its genesis in The College of The Bahamas which was established in 1974. Since 1995, the institution’s academic offerings have expanded through the introduction of baccalaureate degree programmes offered across a broad range of approximately 60 majors. Master’s degree programmes have included an MBA and an MSc in Reading and Inclusive Education as well as graduate degree programmes offered in collaboration with various US universities. UB operates from the Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence; UB-North in Grand Bahama; and the Gerace Research Facility in San Salvador. Additional sites are planned for throughout the archipelago.

How to apply

Application materials should include: 1. A cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2. Copies of academic certificates; 3. Copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programmes completed; 4. A current and complete curriculum vitae; 5. Copy of relevant pages of a valid passport showing photo ID, passport number and expiration date; 6. Names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference; 7. Completed UB Application for Employment Form found at this link:

Apply electronically at noting the position in the subject field. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Attach the following in one e-file/document with your electronic submission: cover letter; academic certificates; transcripts; curriculum vitae; copy of relevant pages of valid passport; names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference; and a completed UB Application for Employment form. Additional materials will be required of shortlisted candidates. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact