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Lecturer in Space Law

University of Aberdeen - School of Law

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: LAW056A

The School of Law wishes to appoint a lecturer in the field of space law who is able to contribute to teaching, research and the broader life of the School. There is some scope for flexibility in start date but it would be preferable if the candidate could be in place before the end of July 2022.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates at any point with the lecturer scale, including early career researchers seeking their first lecturing post.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver student teaching and assessment in law at graduate and undergraduate level, to undertake and disseminate top quality legal research in accordance with the School's research strategy, to supervise graduate students and to participate in the academic administration of the School. It is anticipated that around 40% of the successful candidate’s time will be spent on teaching, preparation and associated activities, 40% on research activities and 20% on administrative activities.

The University has an ambitious internationalisation strategy and although the successful candidate will generally be based in Aberdeen there may be a requirement for some international travel.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7, £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit 

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 01 November 2021

Informal enquiries about the post should be directed towards Prof Greg Gordon, Head of School, of Prof Matyas Bodig, Deputy Head of School

Prof Greg Gordon, Head of School,

Prof Matyas Bodig, Deputy Head of School,

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Profs Gordon or Bodig

Please quote reference number LAW056A on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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