Lecturer in Law

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type

Lecturer in Law (up to 2 posts available)

Job number    ACAD103176
Division/School   University of Bristol Law School
Contract type    Open ended contract staff
Working pattern     Full or Part time
Salary   £36613 - £41212 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade J) or £42418 - £47722 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade K)
Closing date for applications   08-Apr-2018

Location: Bristol, UK

The University of Bristol Law School is a leading UK law school with an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research. Ranked 5th on research intensity in REF2014, the law school is home to a diverse and inclusive academic community which aspires to the highest standards in legal education and research. Housed in the iconic Wills Memorial Building with additional elegant premises close by in Berkeley Square, the University of Bristol Law School represents a unique blend of tradition and innovation, offering an educational experience which challenges and empowers students and a research and scholarship environment in which academic originality and excellence flourish.

The School seeks to recruit up to two lecturers in law who combine strong research potential with a commitment to the highest standards of legal education to join our thriving academic environment. Embracing excellence in all its forms, the School welcomes applications from across the range of subject areas, although applications from people with an expertise in international economic law, in particular, areas such as corporate finance, trade finance, securities and financial regulation, trade and subsidies, trade and intellectual property or trade and investment, are particularly encouraged.

You should have a completed PhD in law or equivalent, or to be close to completion by the post start date and have a strong honours degree at undergraduate level in law or a law-related subject or equivalent. You should also have demonstrable ability to produce excellent research leading to publications of 3* or 4* quality by REF2014 standards or equivalent; a planned trajectory of high quality publications over a significant period; demonstrable experience of successful teaching or tutoring at university level or equivalent; and excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and accessibly.

The posts are available from 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts available are full time, however the School is open to requests for part time working.

The posts are located on Pathway One and will be appointed at either Profile Level b (Lecturer, grade J) or Profile level c (Lecturer, grade K) of the University’s Academic Pathways, depending on the relevant experience of the successful candidate(s).

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 8 April 2018. It is expected that the selection process will be held on 2 May 2018. 

For informal enquiries about the vacancy please contact Professor Joanne Conaghan, current Head of School, University of Bristol Law School (e-mail: or tel: +44 (0)117 954 5343).

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.