The Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”), part of China’s premier university, is recruiting C.V. Starr Lecturers of Law. Lecturers teach required J.D. first-year legal research, writing, and analysis courses in U.S. law.
Lecturers’ duties include the following:
Working collaboratively with other lecturers to develop and teach a demanding and interactive required course in U.S. legal research, writing, and analysis, which will be taught in English;
Regularly meeting with and providing oral and written feedback to students;
Designing and teaching a 1-credit elective course;
Teaching in STL’s week-long Summer Honors Program; and
Participating in other faculty responsibilities, including prospective student interviews and thesis defense panels.
C.V. Starr Lecturers’ terms will ordinarily run from the last few days of July through June 30, 2020. Terms are renewable. STL will also consider applications for two-year terms.
Candidates must possess a J.D. degree (or expect to graduate in summer 2019). Candidates do not need to be able to speak Chinese or to have had prior experience in China.
Lecturers receive a salary comparable to that of a Ph.D. stipend. In addition to salary, on-campus housing in furnished one-bedroom units will be provided. Lecturers also receive roundtrip transportation from their country of origin and support for one domestic or international professional development trip. Lecturers who are not Chinese nationals will receive expatriate medical insurance.
Candidates should submit a resume or C.V., a letter of interest, and a list of two references by email. Please submit materials or inquiries by email to
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
In 2008, Peking University opened STL as the first law school in mainland China to offer a Juris Doctor program in U.S. law patterned on the traditional three-year U.S. J.D. alongside a Juris Master degree in Chinese law. Since it opened its doors, STL has become a leading destination in China for students who seek a unique, rigorous, and challenging graduate legal education. STL is situated in Peking University’s Shenzhen Graduate School.
Just a few decades ago, Shenzhen was a village at the border between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Today, almost forty years after its designation as China’s first Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen is a modern, bustling, and increasingly cosmopolitan city of more than ten million. It is located at the hub of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s most populous metropolitan area. Half an hour from Shenzhen is historic Guangzhou. Directly south of Shenzhen is Hong Kong, a global financial center. Shenzhen is now home to several of China’s most innovative firms such as Tencent, DJI, and BYD and continues to be at the leading edge of China’s economic transformation. Among China’s Tier One cities, Shenzhen is renowned for its infrastructure and environment.
About Peking University School of Transnational Law
Peking University School of Transnational Law (“STL”), part of PKU’s Shenzhen Graduate School, is the only law school in the world that combines an American-style Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) with a China law Juris Master degree (J.M.). STL provides an academically rigorous, bilingual four-year program of legal education that prepares students for the mixture of common law, civil law, and Chinese legal traditions increasingly characteristic of the global economy.
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