Professor in the Law of Obligations

Swansea University - Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law


The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Professor in the Law of Obligations.

The professorial scale commences at £58,655 per annum (pro rata if part time), together with USS pension benefits. The actual salary will be agreed on appointment depending on the experience and achievements of the successful candidate.

Main Purpose of the Post

This post supports the University’s top 20 ambitions and provides a role for a candidate with extensive academic experience and an international reputation in the laws of contract, restitution or tort.

The successful candidate will ideally also evidence a clear interest in the role and impacts of technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers on legal practice, for instance in terms of smart contracts.

The appointee will be expected to expand their own research activities and be capable of linking with existing research areas and research teams in the School, and to support the work of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law. They will also need to sustain and develop their own portfolio of funded projects, as well as maintain fruitful interactions and collaborations with external partners and stakeholders. The appointee will have a track record of publishing research in respected journals. 

The job also requires a contribution to teaching and graduate supervision across the School in addition to college leadership responsibilities.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Elwen Evans QC, Head, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law,

This post will close at 11:00pm on 8th January 2018

Applications will find full job details together with the online application link:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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