School of Law Closing Date: Friday 08 March 2024 Interview Date: See advert Reference: 1538-23
Interviews to take place on the week commencing 22nd April 2024.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join an intellectually vibrant, collegiate and multi-disciplinary group of scholars oriented towards critical inquiry and the development of world-class research-led teaching.
We seek a Professor in Business and Commercial Law to bring high-level research leadership and expertise to enhance our culture and contribute to the School's Law programmes, with a particular focus on the continued success of our PGT offering. The area of specialization is in Business and Commercial Law, widely framed, but applications from candidates with research profiles that complement our existing strengths in company law, corporate governance and insolvency law will be most welcome. We would also like to update our offering and, in line with key university priorities, we would like to encourage applications from those working in these areas with a focus on new technologies and developments such as AI.
You will join an engaged, active research team to provide strategic leadership in relation to developing Lancaster Law School's research culture and to enhancing our thriving research environment. You will pursue research and publications at a level appropriate for a strong submission to the next REF.
You will contribute to the School's taught modules as required and you will be expected to supervise undergraduate and PGT students, attracting and supervising a range of PGR students in your area. You will also be expected to lead strategy and development in relation to growing our Business and Commercial Law PGT offering.
The Law School is consistently ranked in the top 15 in the UK league tables and is currently placed 55th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 17th in the Complete University Guide. We have a vibrant, research-led teaching culture, with interdisciplinary collaborations, and a successful, engaged PGR community.
The Law School has over 50 full-time academic members of staff and is committed to having a positive impact on people's lives as well as academic excellence; over 80% of the School's research was rated as being internationally excellent or world leading in the 2021 Research Assessment Exercise. We excelled in particular in relation to impact, being ranked at 6th in the Unit of Assessment. The Law School is also committed to innovation and excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. To find out more about the School, please go to: https:// www. lancaster.ac.uk/law
Staff in the Law School benefit from Lancaster's strong commitment to fostering an environment that encourages and supports research and scholarship at both institutional and School level. Colleagues are supported through a structured staff development programme and ongoing sabbatical leave.
We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and supporting family-friendly, flexible and agile working policies. We encourage applications from all diversity groups.
Lancaster University is highly ranked and research-led. The University is an excellent place to work, offering generous benefits and sabbatical entitlements. The historic city of Lancaster has a thriving arts and cultural scene. The North West of England offers high standards of living, beautiful countryside, including the Lake District, and excellent national and international transport connectivity.
Informal enquiries may be made to: Prof Catherine Easton, Head of Lancaster University Law School. (Email: [email protected]).
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