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Professor/Reader of Law

Requisition ID:  18561

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  25-Nov-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.


Closing Date:  05 February 2023


Newcastle Law School seeks to appoint a Reader or Professor of Law to join our forward thinking, inclusive Russell Group Law School that seeks to embed its values in all that it does: Challenge; Social Justice; Compassion; Wellbeing; Excellence; Responsibility; and Respect. 


Are you a passionate and experienced researcher who builds bridges across disciplines, including Law, and who can see opportunities to work collaboratively within and across our School Research Groups? Can you think of opportunities to work across Schools and Faculties at the University, with colleagues aligned with one or more of the Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs), and through externally funded collaborations? Does your research inform your teaching, and are you passionate about communicating its importance to your students and the next generation of researchers through post-graduate supervision?


We are open to a broad range of interdisciplinary scholars and to someone with new insights and fresh perspectives. This open Reader or Chair position could allow us to appoint in areas such as global laws, comparative legal systems, immigration rights, discrimination law, critical perspectives on law, refugee law and policy or other complementary fields where there is potential to enhance the societal relevance of Newcastle Law School’s expertise, research and impact, and educational offering to our students.   
Newcastle Law School is a globally connected, locally rooted and compassionate community. We embrace diversity and advance social justice by addressing contemporary and future challenges through our research, our scholarship, our engagement with partners, and as a lasting impact of our legal education. We want to appoint someone who shares these values, and who will work with us to realise them across all our areas of activity.  We are particularly interested in the strengths and lived experiences of researchers from different ethnic groups and cultures to broaden the diversity of Newcastle Law School, as we strive to avoid perpetuating biases and oversights in legal research and legal education. 
If you see yourself in the above description then please get in touch and consider applying. If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role please contact Dr Jonathan Galloway, Head of Newcastle Law School at  
Interviews are scheduled for 16 March 2023 
To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 18561