Reader in Law (0290-24)

Aston University
July 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021 to £64,914
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Reader in Law Aston Law School Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum Grade: Grade 10 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 15 July 2024 Interview Date: Tuesday 13 August 2024 Reference: 0290-24 Release Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024

Aston Law School's mission is to be a distinctive law school that combines academic rigour with practical insight, for ‘future ready' law graduates. We do so as The Guardian's University of the Year 2020, with Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, Gold in Athena Swan, and as one of the leading universities for entrepreneurship and social mobility.

We have a flourishing and supportive environment for research in law, and we welcome applications from candidates with specialisms in any area of legal research. Applications will be considered on the basis of outputs, grant applications and capture, the impact of the research, as well as your plans over the next few years. For a Readership, we will be looking for a candidate who can demonstrate leadership qualities, both in research and more broadly. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to explain how their research plans align with the Aston 2030 Strategy, with reference to challenging injustices and promoting justice in spheres of interest to our engagement with diverse communities from the West Midlands to the rest of the world.

We are committed to delivering a distinctive undergraduate programme that meets the requirements of twenty-first-century employers. Our programme therefore teaches a combination of ‘traditional' law subjects alongside creative and innovative subjects that provide the academic grounding for skills and attributes of modern lawyers (for example, problem-solving and legal project management). We teach and research by drawing on our links with other schools in the University, as well as with businesses and the legal profession.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and vibrant community of scholars, we would like to hear from you. The demonstrable ability to teach one or more of the following subjects will be an advantage:

  • Technology Law and Policy (including, but not limited to AI, Data Protection, and Emerging Technologies)
  • Land Law and Commercial Property Law
  • Legal Risk
  • What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here
  • These posts are available to start as from September 2024. Informal enquiries about them should be addressed to Professor Martin George, Associate Dean of Aston Law School: [email protected].

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    Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: //

    We recognise the value of flexible working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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