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Professor in Law

University of Southampton - Southampton Law School

Location: Southampton
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 31st March 2021
Closes: 2nd May 2021
Job Ref: 1359121JJ

Location: Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications are invited for a Professor in Land Law and Equity & Trusts at Southampton Law School (Level 7).

Southampton Law School is a vibrant and diverse community with an international reputation for excellence in education and research. Our academic community is shaping the future through its research, by engaging with the legal profession, business leaders and policy makers in the UK, EU and across the globe. Our research enriches our teaching, demonstrating real-world applications of law. 

We are part of the University of Southampton, a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise. It is a founding member of the Russell Group - an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.  

Southampton Law School is seeking to appoint a Professor of Law to provide inspirational academic leadership within the Law School, undertaking management, research and educational activities and developing the School’s profile within the UK and internationally. In addition, you will provide expert knowledge, leadership, and research within the legal fields of Land Law and Equity and Trusts. 

You will be responsible for the support and develop of the research activities of the Law School through sustaining and enhancing a significant national and international reputation for academic excellence in Land Law and Equity and Trusts along with the continued excellence in teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate level, offering leadership in design and development of modules and programmes. 

Alongside this, you will provide management and leadership support as directed by the Head of School through the provision of expert advice and subject leadership along with performing strategic leadership and line management duties where required. 

You will possess a LLB or equivalent and PhD or equivalent, have significant national and international reputation in Land Law and Equity and Trusts and have a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching and learning activities including PhD supervision. 

The higher education sector in the UK is facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty at this time whilst also leading on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud of the role the University of Southampton is continuing to play at the forefront of these efforts. This opportunity plays a key part in enabling the University to continue to make a global impact through its research and teaching. 

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.  

Further information about our Russell Group University can be found at and about the Law School at 

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at  If you need any assistance or further information please contact Mark Holleran at TalentEdu, who is assisting us in the recruitment of this post at or +44 203 290 290 7.  

The closing date for this post is 2nd May 2021.

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