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Chair in Law and Social Justice

Are you an outstanding individual with passion and enthusiasm about your research and teaching in law and social justice? Do you have the ambition to play a significant role in the further development of the School’s Centre for Law & Social Justice? Do you want to be part of a thriving law school in a Russell Group University? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position?

The School of Law at Leeds is a successful, dynamic law school strongly committed to achieving excellence in both student education and research. We were ranked 8th overall in the UK for the quality of our research in REF 2014 and 4th for the impact of our research on society and have continued to invest to strengthen further our research centres. We are equally proud of our results in the National Student Survey over the last few years and student education lies at the heart of all we do.

We are looking to appoint a Professor in Law and Social Justice. The core purpose of the role will be to provide leadership in the further development of the School as a centre for both research and teaching in this area, based upon an excellent record of academic publications.

The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the School’s research and teaching activities and culture, working with colleagues to build its international profile and standing.  This appointment to a major role in a dynamic and growing School of Law offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment.

We particularly welcome female, black and minority ethnic, and LGBTQ applicants, who are under-represented within the Law School at this level.

We will consider flexible or shared working arrangements.

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Alastair Mullis, Head of School
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1881 / email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Salary:  £59,828 to £73,539
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 08 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 September 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 01 October 2019
Reference:  ESLLW1124
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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