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Professor of Law

Egham, United Kingdom
£71,565 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Department of Law and Criminology

Location: Egham
Salary: £71,565 per annum - including London Allowance. This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 23 May 2024
Reference: 0424-135

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Full-Time, Permanent (2x posts available)

The Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway seeks to appoint 2 Professors of Law. The successful applicants would be expected to start on 2 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

About the role: 

Geared towards enhancing the international reputation of Law at Royal Holloway, the role is key to the development and implementation of Departmental, School and University research strategies.  It will require engagement in high-quality, high-impact research and teaching; leading major research projects; attracting research funding; engaging effectively with external organisations, bodies and opportunities; and supporting colleagues’ practice and development in research.

About you:

Alongside excellent academic credentials and vision for the discipline you will be well suited to this role if you value and can take forward the building of intellectual communities, and creation of opportunities for successful collaborative working both within the department and beyond, for example, strengthening links with health, psychology and politics in order to create a basis for wider interdisciplinary collaborations. 

You will be a confident and inspiring leader who will embrace the opportunity to develop further your leadership skills through playing a full role in the operation and direction of the department.  Your leadership experience may have been gained through roles in university, professional or commercial settings but will enable you to provide academic leadership in the design and delivery of high quality, appropriate and innovative teaching programmes at UG and PGT levels, in guiding, supporting and mentoring more junior members of staff,  in enhancing external engagement and impact and in playing a key role in supporting the leadership and management activities of the department and University. 

About the Department:

The Department of Law and Criminology is part of the School of Law and Social Sciences. It is a forward thinking, inter-disciplinary and research active department, which offers undergraduate programmes in Law, Criminology & Psychology, Criminology & Sociology and Social Science, together with Masters programmes in Forensic Psychology, Social Work and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies.  The Department is also home to an energetic postgraduate research student community and prides itself on its commitment to social justice which is underlined in its teaching, research and external activities.

We are looking to make 2 senior professorial appointments on a full-time basis who would make a distinctive research contribution in an area sympathetic to our inter-disciplinary focus and provide effective academic leadership.

We are not looking for any specific area of law, but applicants should have a strong national and international reputation in the field, a commitment to building a research community in law and interdisciplinary links, a demonstrated capacity to deliver inspirational teaching to students, and grant income that is commensurate with the level of the position. The successful candidate will support objectives of publishing high-quality outputs, leading international collaborations, and attracting grants to sustain our research clusters’ activities in addition to their own research contribution.

As a professor, the appointed person must be able to provide leadership in the development of the Department and School, and to engage with University priorities and external networks. Head of Department duties may be expected of this role for a term of 3 years.

This is a full time and permanent post. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the University is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ravinder Barn, Head of Department,

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0424-135

Closing Date: 23:59, 23 May 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification


Royal Holloway latest



One of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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