ASTON UNIVERSITY

Professor in Commercial Law

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£ 56,791 - £88,388
Posted
16 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor in Commercial Law
Aston Law School 
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £ 56,791 - £88,388
Grade: Band 1 
Basis: Permanent/Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 20th April 
Interview Date: TBC
Reference: R180102

Aston Law School, a constituent part of Aston Business School, has a distinctive mission – the provision of commercially intelligent legal education and research – reflecting our position in a leading international business school and in a university focused on maximising the employability of its students. We currently offer two qualifying law degrees and also deliver law modules across a wide range of business and management programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

We seek an inspirational Chair in Commercial Law to provide academic and thought leadership in their area of expertise to facilitate the continuing development of Law at Aston. We are a growing Law School offering a friendly, supportive and vibrant community of legal scholars embedded in a world-leading business faculty.  We are seeking an individual who will help us to develop this further. 

You should have substantial prior experience within Higher Education and should have an outstanding record of research publication in Commercial Law (broadly defined). You should be able to demonstrate success (as appropriate to subject specialism) in attracting funding from research funding bodies or commercial sources, and in supervising and supporting PhD students and research teams. We are looking for an individual with an international profile and network and the ambition to develop that profile within a committed and commercially-focused Law School.

You should have a PhD in a relevant area of law, or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience.

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/makethefuture for further information and to apply online.