Hourly Paid Lecturer in Business Law

Dauphine London campus, specialising in economics and management, is recruiting an hourly paid Lecturer in Business Law, for students in their 3rd year of an undergraduate programme.

Université Paris-Dauphine is a French university whose Finance and Business Management programmes are considered to be amongst the most prestigious and challenging in France. EQUIS accredited since 2009, the University has been placed at the top of international academic rankings: 24th for Mathematics in the Shanghai Academic ranking and 25th for its Master’s degree in Finance in the Financial Times international ranking (2017). Université Paris-Dauphine is also a founding member of PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University), placed 39th in the Times Higher Education world reputation ranking 2018, with 22 Nobel Prizes and 10 Fields Medals. Dauphine has been present in London since 2014. Having recently relocated to Islington (near the Angel station), its London campus is expanding its undergraduate programme in Economics and Management. It is also developing new programmes at a graduate/executive level.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To teach at undergraduate level, a module on Business Law of 27h from January 2020 to May 2020 to 1 group of students.
  • To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum
  • To coordinate with the head of department in Dauphine Paris and the London-based Social Sciences Modules Coordinator.
  • To participate in faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration (once a semester).
  • To participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other assessments.
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a lecturer
  • To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
  • To liaise with the Dean of Studies and other staff regarding the progress of individual students and groups
  • To contribute to raising standards of student attainment

Person specification

The successful candidate should be able to give a series of lectures on French business law. The module aims to give an overview of the principles of French business law.

Approximately half of the teaching hours are devoted to French company law. The remainder of the course deals with commercial law (bail commercial and fonds de commerce), competition law and consumer law. This unit also aims to develop the students’ analytical skills and legal reasoning in English, while giving them a sound basis in French business law.

The breakdown of classes is as follows:

  1. General principles of French company law (e.g. limited liability, functions of different officers, corporate veil, criminal and civil liability, articles of incorporation and shareholder agreements); 
  2. Understanding the functions and advantages of different corporate structures (société anonyme, société par action simplifié, société à responsabilité limitée);
  3. The law and principles applicable to French commercial leases;
  4. The law and principles applicable to fonds de commerce (business property);
  5. Principles of French and European competition law;
  6. Principles of consumer law;
  7. General understanding of legal framework applicable to business in France and related current affairs.

 A qualification in Law is mandatory and qualification in teaching is desirable.

Skills and aptitude 

  • Evidence of ability to teach and to supervise academic work in an international environment.
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • The ability to work collaboratively.
  • The ability to work and achieve high standards.
  • Good planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to use a range of teaching methods in the classroom and to promote a stimulating learning environment.
  • Creative skills and ideas for planning practical and interesting lessons.
  • Competent user of ICT with the ability to use these skills in the classroom.
  • Commitment to extra-curricular activities.
  • Effective listening skills.

 Other requirements

  • Commitment to high-quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.
  • Enthusiasm and a sense of purpose in the delivery and assessment of the curriculum.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and safeguarding.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Commitment to public communication.

The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Depending on experience and education background, from £78 to £112 per hour.

For further information and/or to apply to the position, please contact Caroline Gautier, Dean of Studies at caroline.gautier@dauphine.pls.eu