Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Kent - Kent Law School

Kent Law School are offering a unique opportunity for an excellent early career scholar to develop their own research in a leading critical law school.

The position will enable an experienced and self-motivated individual to conduct independent, ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research; publish high-quality publications in their domain of expertise; and apply for external funding and participate in the academic and community life of the Law School.

The successful candidate will be assigned a mentor to work with them on developing a world leading research profile.

As Postdoctoral Researcher you will:

  • develop and conduct high quality independent research;
  • apply for external grant funding to enable future research;
  • publish results in high ranking international journals.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a track record of excellent, independent interdisciplinary research;
  • experience of applying for research funding;
  • excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

Kent Law School
Law degrees have been taught at Kent since 1967, and over the years the Law School (KLS) has established a reputation for critical innovation in legal education and research. While our modules and programmes are fully engaged with doctrinal analysis, much of our teaching and research also seeks to address the social, historical, economic and political contexts within which law operates.

KLS has seen significant expansion in recent years. There are now around 1600 students studying on law programmes, including about 220 on 10 different LLM programmes, and up to 50 postgraduate research students. There are currently 55+ academics, including 15 professors. There are also 25 support staff within the School, as well as a Law Librarian and additional library staff devoted to law.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held: w/c 21 November 2016.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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