Head of Law

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£51,630 - £58,089 per annum
13 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Law
£51,630 - £58,089 per annum 
(Post Reference: NU3118)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced academic with a track record of leadership, to develop and lead Law, a new academic subject area, at Newman University. Your academic leadership will develop a successful team, rooted in professional practice and scholarly research, to offer an excellent student experience across Law and allied subject areas, initially at undergraduate level. As part of the Department of Social Science and Business senior leadership team, you will work with the Assistant Dean to deliver positive outcomes in line with the University’s Strategic Plan.

This is a full-time, permanent post, offering an opportunity for you to develop a new area of work at the university and further enhance your experience of academic leadership and scholarship. You will support the Department in assuring the student experience and teaching excellence, delivering new programmes of study, developing employability initiatives, particularly a Legal Advice Clinic in due course, achieving departmental recruitment targets, supporting colleagues to achieve high quality REF submissions, managing a devolved budget and generating positive links with professional bodies and employers.

The successful candidate will hold a postgraduate qualification in an area of Law and will be a Fellow of the HEA. You will be able to evidence high quality teaching in your own practice and a commitment to on-going CPD. You will have experience of leading successful course development at undergraduate and postgraduate level and leading initiatives to support a sustained excellent student experience. You will have a personal research profile commensurate with your career-stage, and with potential to be included in REF2021. You will also have experience of successful working with local, regional and national partners in a Law programmes context and involvement in appropriate subject networks, and experience of the line-management of teams and managing a devolved budget.  

An application form and further details about this post are available from: or alternatively please email: or telephone 0121 476 1181, Ext 2456 or 2398.  
Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Dr Mehreen Mirza, Assistant Dean, Social Science and Business at telephone 0121 476 1181 Ext 2487, to discuss the role further.  

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 10th December 2018
Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, and closure days as applicable, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer