Professor, Southampton Law School

Southampton, United Kingdom
Commensurate with experience
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Southampton Law School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Commensurate with experience
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2100322JJ

As a global Law School, we are committed to high-quality legal education as well as innovative, interdisciplinary and 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”. Southampton Law School is proud of its achievements in terms of impact, as 83% of our research impact was rated “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in REF 2021. We intend to strengthen our research impact in Commercial Law through the appointment of a Professor with a significant track record in contributing to REF research impact. We are looking for a dynamic scholar who is keen to join and provide leadership in a vibrant, diverse, and progressive global law School.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Law or equivalent professional qualifications and experience. They will have an international track record of published research in commercial law broadly defined.

Successful candidates will be expected to make an all-round contribution to education and research delivery in the School. You will be committed to high quality research, be prepared to lead on strategies to improve the quality of research outputs from the School, 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.

Research in the Law School currently clusters around a number of research centres including those for People, Property and Community, 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.  

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 Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2100322JJ on all correspondence.

In addition to the online application, please submit a copy of what you consider to be your best piece of work. electronically to Abigail Robinson ( by the closing date for applications.

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

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.