Assistant Professor in Biolaw
Durham Law School is seeking to appoint an outstanding legal scholar to Assistant Professor in Biolaw. Biolaw is understood broadly to encompass legal and interdisciplinary research in any aspect of health or the biosciences. This includes intellectual property, environmental protection, and the regulation of medicine, food, animals or agriculture. The Law School is seeking to appoint a scholar with research interests falling under Biolaw as defined above and including one or more of the following areas: intellectual property, novel foods, environmental law, public health, human or non-human biotechnology, animal law, and mental health. It is not looking to increase its expertise in medical law at this time.
The Law School is in its largest expansion of permanent, full-time appointments in our distinguished 50-year history as we build additional capacity in core areas and further develop other strengths building critical mass in the area of Biolaw. Our award winning 53 academic staff are producing ground-breaking research with significant impact and are highly active in public engagement both nationally and internationally. We are a top 50 QS World Ranked law school and our research ranked 3rd best in grade point average in the UK's last national Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014. Durham Law School is consistently ranked among the top ten or higher UK law schools across various league tables, including 3rd in The Daily Telegraph, 8th in The Time and The Guardian. Our graduates include some of law's leading figures, such as current members of the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Government, Members of Parliament and beyond.
The successful candidate will join our vibrant and inclusive academic community while supported by a very generous research leave scheme and individual research allowances. Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Biolaw, with the ability to contribute to our research groups like Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) and to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.