Professor of Law

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
Competitive Salary plus Benefits
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Bristol Law School is a leading UK law school with an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research. Ranked 5th for research intensity in REF2014, the law school is home to a diverse, inclusive academic community which aspires to the highest standards in legal education and research. Housed in the iconic Wills Memorial Building with elegant additional 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 an outstanding Professor of Law to join our thriving academic environment, contribute to research and teaching therein and provide strong and effective academic leadership. We embrace excellence in all its forms and welcome applications from across the range of legal subject areas and research methodologies.

You should have an outstanding track record of published research, recognized internationally and predominantly of 3* or 4* quality measured by REF2014 standards and with a recognised contribution to the discipline; a portfolio of high quality publications for REF2021; experience of applying for external research funding; evidence of broad knowledge and deep expertise in your area(s) of scholarship; extensive teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level; and evidence of strong managerial, administrative and leadership skills. You should also have a completed PhD or equivalent in law and a strong honours degree at undergraduate level or equivalent in law or a law-related subject.

The position is open ended and available from 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full time, however the School is open to requests for working part time/job share.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 12th June 2018. It is expected that interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

For informal enquiries about the vacancy please contact Professor Joanne Conaghan (Head of School – currently until 31 July 2018), University of Bristol Law School, by 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.