Head of the School of Law  

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Competitive Salary
28 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
07 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Birmingham City University
Competitive Salary
Head of the School of Law 

Birmingham City University is a thriving, modern university with a rich history in the city and wider region. With 25,000 students we are focused on teaching excellence and place particular emphasis on practice-based programmes that support student employability. Across the institution we have revised the curriculum offer with all courses being professionally relevant and delivered in state-of-the-art facilities where we have invested over £250m in recent years.

Our Law School is a thriving and diverse academic community, with 1,200 students on campus, with more studying with overseas partners. We have a strong track record of delivering excellent education at undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate levels. Our location on our city centre campus in Birmingham’s Eastside, the city’s knowledge quarter, places us firmly at the heart of the city and we are proud of our strong reputation for our work with the legal community across the West Midlands and beyond.  

Our staff are the real key to our success and are committed to delivering excellent, practice oriented, teaching and learning, which is research informed. As our new Head of School you will bring a relevant academic, leadership track record and a passion and care for higher education with an ability to work collaboratively with students, staff and partners to craft a compelling vision for the School’s future as we adjust to sector and professional changes in legal education. An able networker our Head of School must work with her or his team to enhance our profile externally, building our networks and income generating activity. 

This role is an excellent opportunity for an academic leader with a passion and vision for the future of legal education in a large law school based in a diverse city and region like ours. If you enjoy making a difference in HE, and thrive on supporting students and staff to excel, then we would be delighted to hear from you. For full information please visit   

Suitably qualified candidates can also be considered for the title of Professor. 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7 May 2019.  

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.