Professor Timothy Endicott is looking for a research assistant to help with a book on the theory of legal interpretation. 

Duration and hours

Total number of hours of work available:  30

Maximum number of hours of work per week:  up to 8 hours, in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Start date:   August 2020

Date by which the work must be completed:  30th September 2020


The Research Assistant will report to Timothy Endicott.


  • Expertise in legal philosophy, and in the theory of legal interpretation in particular, is essential.
  • Familiarity with work in philosophy of language on the relation between semantics and pragmatics would be advantageous.
  • Good research and IT skills are essential.
  • The work must be carried out in the UK. You will need access to the internet; discussion with Timothy Endicott can be conducted by video.


This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of Pay

12 weeks or less (casual engagement): This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1)  plus holiday pay of £1.86 per hour worked (= total of £17.23/hour).


This position is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund, RSF1920-38.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to ( by 5pm on Tuesday 26th May. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to