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Lecturer in Law & Social Justice

Are you an outstanding individual with expertise in social care, disability, family, and/or child law with ambition to contribute to 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 passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience?

The School of Law at Leeds is a successful, dynamic law school, which was ranked 8th overall in the UK for the quality of its research in REF 2014 and 4th for the impact of its research on society. We are seeking to appoint a high calibre individual with a strong research and teaching profile to complement our existing research strengths in disability, health, access to justice, family relations, transgender rights, legal theory, reproductive rights, and human rights. The successful candidate will contribute to the national and international profile and standing of the Centre for Law and Social Justice which is one of the School’s highly successful research centres. 

The post is open to those with expertise in the field of social care, disability, family and/or child law.

As a research active academic, you will be expected to maintain a strong research and publication record, and to enhance the School’s research activities and research culture.

You will deliver undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in appropriate subject areas, including but not limited to social care and disability law. You will also supervise dissertations and PhD candidates. You will be expected to undertake a normal load of administrative duties within the School and work within the context of University values and policies, which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness. 

The appointment offers considerable potential for personal initiative and fulfilment through work within a centre of research excellence and a growing law school.

As part of your application, please could you submit copies of your two strongest publications? These should represent your best work in terms of originality, significance and rigour and both should be published since January 2014. One could be a draft that has been submitted or is close to submission.

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 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £32,548 to £47,722 p.a.
Working Time:  Full Time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 17 September 2018
Closing Date:  Monday 15 October 2018
Reference:  ESLLW1111
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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