Professor in Law

Anglia Ruskin University

United Kingdom

July 1, 2021


Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

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Employment Type

Full time

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Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Business & Law

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  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 108.17kb)

  • Expectations of Academic Staff (PDF, 175.14kb)

  • About ARU:

    Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

    About the role:

    The Faculty of Business and Law takes an innovative approach to education, working closely with national and international businesses to offer contemporary, professionally accredited and employment focussed undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Continued growth allows us to offer additional faculty positions in our School of Law. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our on-campus, online, corporate and international work.

    Through the position advertised, we are seeking to build on our existing strengths by appointing a new member of academic staff at professorial level.

    With a higher degree and a PhD or Professional Doctorate, you will, among other things, assume the role of director of our School of Law research centre - Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion (CAJI). The Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion engages in research, dialogue and policy initiatives to promote the important values of access to justice and inclusion. Its central objectives include undertaking research and engaging in dialogue relating to current issues and challenges facing access to justice and inclusion in contemporary society; influencing policy initiatives and decision-making in this area on the basis of evidence-based practice; working closely with the community, as well as external and internal partners, in order to frame research agendas and co-produce knowledge with real-world application; enhancing the impact of our research in our community; nurturing and enhancing the research environment within the Faculty of Business and law by bringing together postgraduate research students, early career researchers and experienced academics to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects. Since its inception in April 2020, the Centre has had a number of significant successes. These include internationally recognised and world leading research outputs, coordination of impact case studies and external grant capture. It has also organised and delivered a dynamic programme of public events exploring the challenges of access to justice and inclusion in contemporary society. For more information https: // law/research/centres/centre-for-access-to-justice-and-inclusion

    Besides directing and further developing the Centre, the appointee would be expected to contribute significantly to the growing and successful research profile of ARU Law School through (1) attracting external funding for their research; (2) developing and leading on research programmes of significant impact and quality in their research and subject area; (3) publish research outcomes in high quality peer reviewed publications consistent with a strong return in REF 2027; (4) developing external partnerships and collaborations and engaging in knowledge transfer. In addition, the appointee will be involved in mentoring and supporting staff in identifying and bidding for funding and/or being co-investigators on funding bids, particularly in areas that fit within the research areas covered by the Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion.

    The appointee would also be expected to contribute to the teaching of law on our undergraduate and post graduate law courses as well as the supervision of PhD students. In addition, the appointed person would be expected to carry out administrative tasks and student pastoral care commensurate with an academic position.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Ying Xie, Head of School,

    We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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