Professor of Law

London (Greater) (GB)
04 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a candidate with an established, internationally excellent research profile as Professor of Law to play a key role in: (i) producing high quality research outputs through a well-planned and consistently maintained programme of personal research; (ii) inspiring/supporting the performance of colleagues, as a research mentor, and (iii) delivering high quality and student-centred education in our core UG/PGT/PGR courses by contributing to teaching excellence, development of law curricula, research supervision, student support and tutoring activities. The post holder will contribute significantly to the delivery of Departmental and School strategies and participate in administrative and academic management tasks as required.

While we welcome strong applications in any field of law, preference will be given to candidates who can substantially contribute to the Faculty’s research activities and the department’s preparation for the next REF cycle. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability and experience to set up and co-lead a research group in the department in line with the Faculty’s research priorities. Working alongside and in collaboration with existing research staff in the wider Faculty, the appointed person will contribute to the development of the intellectual, creative and innovative portfolio of research and enterprise activities of that group and, in turn, contribute to the reputation of the Faculty’s existing research centres and research groups. The appointee will be expected to fully engage in the ongoing development of the department’s research profile.

The Person

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Law, a distinguished record of international research published in high quality journals, and a proven track record of research grant capture, managing external research grants and research impact. The appointed person will be required to make a significant contribution to the research profile of the Department, School and Faculty through their personal research (peer review publication, research grant income and impact), as well as through research leadership and mentoring. They will also be committed in delivering a rewarding and stimulating experience to our students through excellent pedagogy, research supervision, teaching innovation and curriculum development. They will be expected to contribute fully to the life and work of the Department, School and Faculty.

The Faculty

The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences combines Kingston Business School and the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. Driven by a forward-thinking approach, the faculty is dynamic, innovative and ambitious.  We focus on business and social challenges that impact us all such as decision making, sustainable development and individual resilience.

Together, the schools strive to nurture socially responsible, well-informed and actively engaged members of society who graduate as adaptable, ambitious and solutions-focused professionals.

Practical experience and real-life learning is at the heart of our degrees. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills to manage and navigate a world that needs employees to be digitally skilled and to have highly developed people management skills, emotional intelligence as well as innovative, entrepreneurial drive.

School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences offers a range of courses in politics, economics, human rights, international relations, law, psychology and criminology.  Students graduate equipped with the theoretical tools, hands-on experience and critical thinking necessary to understand individual and social group behaviour, problem solve and influence the future. Globally admired for their human rights, religion and immigration expertise, staff are genuinely enterprising and international in their approach and flexible in meeting the evolving demands of the wider world – the kind of respected experts who will enthuse about, contribute to, and champion your work.

Professional bodies, including the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), recognise and accredit our courses.

Further information

This is a full-time permanent position, with a competitive salary being offered based on your skills and experience. 

Interviews are due to take place in-person on Thursday 5th January 2023.

For any further queries relating to this role, please contact Professor Javier Ortega (Interim Dean, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences) or Professor Stephen Tong (Head of School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences).

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Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.