Lecturer, Maritime Law

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £51,805 Per annum
02 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Southampton Law School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £51,805 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 December 2022
Reference:  2079922JJ

Applications are invited for one permanent post in Southampton Law School at the level of Lecturer (level 4/5).

As a global Law School, we are committed to high-quality legal education as well as innovative and re impactful scholarship. Southampton Law School is ranked 16th in the UK in REF2021 for outputs. This places us in the top 25% Law Schools in the UK, with 81% of all outputs submitted considered to be “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. As a Law School, we are committed to high quality legal education and scholarship. To that end, we intend to strengthen our research and teaching across several areas of the curriculum. For this post, we would welcome applications from candidates with an interest in Maritime Law, with areas of expertise in international commercial sales (contracts concluded on shipment terms), documentary credits, bills of lading and private international law, being particularly welcome.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Law (level 5) or have evidence of progress in reading towards a PhD (level 4). 

Successful candidates will be expected to make an all-round contribution to education and research delivery in the School, including contribution to the development of the Online Distance Learning for the LLM programme of the School. You will be expected to have a research profile including published work commensurate with your career stage.  You will be committed to high quality research and to building a vibrant student experience and community. Visible and collegiate, you will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the School’s activities including student recruitment and outreach. The successful applicant will be also expected to join the Institute of Maritime Law and participate in its growing research, enterprise, and professional training activities.  Research in the Law School currently clusters around a number of research centres including those for Property and People, Private and Commercial Law (PCL); Maritime Law (IML); Law; International Law and Globalisation; Global Constitutionalism, Law and Technology and the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law. Colleagues are also involved in individual and collaborative scholarship in numerous other fields, often inter-disciplinary.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.  

The UoS believes in supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.  

Next Steps

Further information about our Russell Group University can be found at and about the Law School at Enquiries may be addressed to Professor Werner Scholtz, Head of Southampton Law School at

Title on appointment will be Lecturer in Law.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 2079922JJ on all correspondence.