Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights

Durham (GB)
10 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights
Durham University
Durham, UK
Ref: LAW19-53

Durham Law School are seeking to appoint an outstanding legal scholar to Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights with research interests in this broad field.

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 Public Law and Human Rights.  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 EU or International Law, with the ability to contribute to our groups like our Human Rights Centre and to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. 

Closing date: 15 February 2019.