Lecturer/Associate Professor in Data Protection and Privacy Law

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £59,135 p.a.
09 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an outstanding individual with expertise in data protection and privacy law with the ambition to contribute to the further development of the School? Do you want to be part of a thriving law school in a Russell Group University? Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience?  

The School of Law at Leeds is a successful, collegial law school strongly committed to achieving excellence in both student education and research. We are looking to appoint to a lectureship or associate professorship in data protection and privacy law, a person who shares our commitment to collegiality and excellence in research and education. 

Research excellence is an important part of what the School is about. We were ranked 8th overall in the UK for the quality of our research in REF 2014 and 4th for the impact of our research on society. We have continued to invest to strengthen further our research centres. We are equally proud of our results in the National Student Survey over the last few years and student education lies at the heart of all we do. We are seeking to appoint a person with a strong research and teaching profile to complement our existing research strengths. The successful candidate will contribute to the national and international profile and standing of the Centre for Business Law and Practice which is one of the School’s highly successful research centres.

The post is open to those with an expertise in data protection and privacy law. Applications are particularly welcome from those who have an interest and expertise in the interplay between data protection/privacy and technologies such as big data, Artificial Intelligence, other forms of market regulation like consumer protection, and competition law. A broader understanding of the platform economy and digital rights would also be desirable. The successful candidate will contribute to the newly-established Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance funded by the European Commission which is co-hosted by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Bar-Ilan University.

As a research active academic, you will be expected to maintain a strong research and publication record, and to enhance the School’s research activities and research culture.  

You will deliver undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in appropriate subject areas, as well as supervising dissertations and PhD candidates. You will also be expected to undertake a normal load of administrative duties within the School and work within the context of University values and policies, which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

The appointment offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment through work within a centre of research excellence and a growing law school.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within the School at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of School
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1881, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 9
Salary:  £33,797 to £59,135 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 March 2020
Downloads:  Candidate Brief