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Professor of Law - G848

Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 16th September 2018
Job Ref: 196288

Newcastle Law School seeks to strengthen the School’s senior team by appointing a Professor of Law. The successful candidate will have an established international record of research and will provide leadership in a central area of the legal curriculum so improving our position as a Russel Group law school. The successful candidate will be expected to provide strategic leadership in addressing the challenges posed by the changing external environment. A focus on innovative and diverse teaching methods including problem-based learning techniques and skills training needs will be an advantage.

This is an opportunity to join one of the UK’s most successful Law Schools, with a strong research culture. In REF 2014 70% of its outputs were adjudged to be world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), with 21% of the Schools outputs being rated world leading (4*), and we are committed to impact and research with relevance. The School that the candidate will join is a centre of internationally recognised research excellence.  Likewise, the School has a long-standing and demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, including a strong commitment to research led teaching.

The post is available immediately to commence on a mutually agreed date.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and potential applicants can contact Professor Rhona Smith in confidence on (0191) 208 5072 or by email at:

Newcastle University is the proud recipient of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality. We value diversity at Newcastle University and welcome applications from all sections of the community and the school particularly welcomes applications from those identifying with underrepresented protected characteristic groups. The University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network. Newcastle University is also the proud holder of TEF reflecting our dedication to the teaching and learning of all our students.

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