Two Professors of Law

University of Liverpool - School of Law and Social Justice

The University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Social Justice, formed of Liverpool Law School and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology, has recently undergone a period of significant growth. Since its formation in 2010, the School of Law and Social Justice has sought to build on its existing strengths through enhanced support for research, the development of innovative education models, an emphasis on outward-facing academic engagement, and a School-wide commitment to the agenda of social justice. In doing so, the School aims to make a distinctive contribution to world-class scholarship, knowledge exchange, and policy development.

Liverpool Law School aims to be at the forefront of legal research, education, and engagement. The Department has a strong research ethos and prides itself on its supportive and collegiate environment. It is also committed to innovative teaching and learning strategies, which enable students to benefit from both traditional and modern approaches and technologies, in order to help them acquire knowledge and develop key skills within a stimulating and positive learning environment. With a global reputation for intellectual leadership, academic rigour, and public debate, Liverpool Law School also acts as a leader in public engagement internationally.

The School of Law and Social Justice now seeks to make two appointments to Liverpool Law School, both at Professorial level. As full Professors, both appointees will be expected to conduct their own programme of research that is of an internationally excellent or world-leading standard, including the regular production of high calibre research outputs; the provision of academic leadership, supervision and mentorship of junior colleagues; an ability to provide innovative and engaging teaching; the ability to secure a high volume of research grants from a range of sources; and the ability to identify and energise collaborative research activity within the Law School, across the University, and externally.

The salary for each role will be competitive and will be made at an appropriate point on the Professorial academic pay scale, commensurate with experience. The position will be based in Liverpool, England.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the roles. For informal inquiries about the roles, please contact Manuela Melandri via or +44 (0) 20 7340 6224.

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly their suitability for the role in question, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role. These can be uploaded at quoting the reference number 2664. The closing date for applications is Monday 18th September 2017.

Applications will then be considered by the Selection Committee and shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to visit the Campus on Wednesday 8th November 2017. At this time applicants will be invited to give a presentation, meet with a range of Faculty members, and observe the Campus facilities. Formal interviews for the roles will subsequently take place the following day, on Thursday 9th November 2017, at which point selection of the preferred candidates will take place.

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