Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Law (Education and Research)

University of Exeter
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Law (Education and


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Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

We have permanent positions available for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professors.

The role

The University of Exeter Law School is one of the UK's leading law schools with an international reputation for world-leading research and teaching. Currently ranked 16th in the UK by The Times (2023), the Law School is committed to furthering the goals of sustainable development and social justice through our teaching, research and impact-generating activities. Situated in the beautiful Streatham campus, the Law School has a strong tradition in EU law and socio-legal studies.

The Law School is entering an exciting phase of expansion and we are keen to appoint candidates to the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor to grow our expertise in international economic law and international commercial law. There are a number of positions available in this recruitment round.

We are especially keen to attract candidates whose research focuses on the relationships between international economic law or international commercial law and sustainable development, social justice and human rights. You should apply if you have expertise in one or more of the following areas: international investment law; international trade law; shipping law; maritime law; law of the sea; international commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; international corporate finance; banking; and energy law (including renewable energies). We also welcome applications from candidates with expertise in labour law.


The starting salary for a Lecturer will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for a Senior Lecturer will be from £49,794 on Grade G depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for an Associate Professor will be from £63,335 on Grade H depending on qualifications and experience.

About you

For Lecturer you will:

  • Have a PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent in Law and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant field of research
  • Have a track record of or evidence of potential for publications that are recognised as internationally excellent
  • Demonstrate the potential to attract funding for research
  • Have experience in delivering high quality education at undergraduate level and/or postgraduate level
  • Demonstrate interest in and potential for developing strong connections with business and community partners
  • For Senior Lecturer, you will:

  • Have a PhD or equivalent in Law and have an independent, internationally- recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • Be recognised as an established authority in your discipline with a track record of publishing at least internationally excellent articles in peer- reviewed journals
  • Have a record of attracting funding for research and a clear trajectory for further grant capture
  • Demonstrate strong potential for research leadership
  • Have relationships with external organisations and funders and demonstrable pathways to impact
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • For Associate Professor you will:

  • Be a leading authority in your discipline with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding as a principal or co-investigator and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators
  • Have relationships with external organisations and funders and demonstrable pathways to impact
  • Have experience of making a significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for your subject area
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience
  • Contribute to leadership in the Law School
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specifications for full details of these roles.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact the Head of School, Professor Clair Gammage [email protected]

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