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Professor in Climate Justice (Teaching & Research)

Queen Mary University of London - Department of Law

Location: London
Salary: Off-Scale (Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: QMUL25265

About the Role

The Department of Law is establishing a new Centre in Climate Crime and Justice, currently under the guidance of Professor Richard Falk, and is committed to developing and introducing new UG and PGT academic programmes which address the climate emergency. The appointed Chair in Climate Justice will be expected to lead and build the Centre as well as develop inter-disciplinary teaching programmes on Climate crime and Justice.

About You

The Professor will make significant contributions to the intellectual life of the School and research in the field of Climate Justice. You will need a significant track record of high quality research in the field of climate justice, environmental crime or related subjects at a national and international level, including publications in internationally renowned journals. You will significant experience and proven ability in developing research proposals and securing external research funding, and of the development of research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st January 2022.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Penny Green at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 03 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Please do not submit any additional materials other than a CV (maximum three A4 sides) and supporting statement.

We actively welcome applications from all candidates, particularly candidates from BAME groups, which are currently underrepresented in the Department of Law.

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