Reader / Professor of Commercial Law

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Commensurate with profile
06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Reader / Professor of Commercial Law.    

You will be joining a vibrant community of scholars committed to making a difference to society through delivering excellence in research and teaching. The School is ranked 8th in the UK for Law in REF 2021, the UK wide assessment of research quality in universities with the highest possible rating for the impact of its research on society.   

You will undertake research and provide research leadership in Commercial Law broadly conceived in line with the School’s research strategy. You will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, particularly in the area of Commercial Law broadly conceived including, but not limited to, banking and finance law; corporate law including corporate finance; international sale of goods; private international law and arbitration; and you will contribute to School’s administration/leadership activity.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A first degree in Law or another qualification which includes subjects that equate to the Foundations of Legal Knowledge.
  • A PhD in Law or other relevant subject.  

For Reader:

  • Sustained publication record of at least international excellence in the area of Commercial Law broadly conceived.
  • Record of securing external research funding as appropriate to subject area and/or demonstrable ability to secure the same.
  • Sustained record of dissemination, commensurate with stage of career, nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to strengthen the school’s national and international research networks.  

For Chair/Professor:

  • Sustained track record of publications of international and world-leading excellence in the area of Commercial Law broadly conceived and dissemination nationally and internationally.
  • Evidence of ability to plan and lead research activities of outstanding quality and national/international repute in the area of Commercial Law broadly conceived.
  • Record of securing external research funding as appropriate to subject area and advance the reputation of the School and the University.
  • Ability to strengthen the School’s national and international research networks.
  • Evidence of established and widely recognised excellence and reputation in the specialist subject area and among peers nationally and internationally.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.  

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)  

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.   

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Aoife O’Donoghue at aoife.odonoghue@qub.ac.uk.

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