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Associate Professor in Law

University of Southampton - Law School

Location: Southampton
Salary: £51,034 to £64,145
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st March 2021
Closes: 2nd May 2021
Job Ref: 1359021JJ

Location: Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Applications are invited for a permanent post in Southampton Law School at the level of Associate Professor (level 6).

As a Law School, we are committed to high quality legal education and scholarship. To that end, we intend to strengthen our research and teaching across a number of areas of the curriculum. For this post, we would welcome applications from candidates with an interest in Commercial Law and Corporate Law.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Law (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience), along with a track record of excellence in research and education including a demonstrated ability to design, deliver and lead in core LLB modules as well as at postgraduate level. You will be expected to have a demonstrable research record of outputs and engagement with research networks and public policy, as appropriate, as well as some experience of research funding bids. In education you will demonstrate to delivery of high-quality teaching and a commitment to building a vibrant student experience and community. Visible, engaged, and collegiate, you will be required to contribute to the management and leadership of the Law School including through line management responsibilities.

Research in the Law School currently clusters around a number of research centres including those for Private and Commercial Law (PCL); Maritime Law (IML); Law, Policy and Society (CLPS); Health Ethics and Law (HEAL); Law, Internet and Culture (iClic) and the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law. Colleagues are also involved in individual and collaborative scholarship in numerous other fields, often inter-disciplinary.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield Campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.  

The UoS believes in supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.

Next Steps

Further information about our Russell Group University can be found at and about the Law School at Enquiries may be addressed to Professor Werner Scholtz, Head of School at

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at Please include your CV and Cover Letter, and Publication List with your application. 

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. 

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