Assistant/Associate Professor

Closing Date
WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant/Associate Professor

£36914 to £62727 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (Associate Professor minimum 52560). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are recruiting three new members of academic staff to the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. The level of the appointment will depend on the experience of the successful candidates.

Do you have excellent research ideas? Do you have a commitment to inspiring and engaging students in the study of Law? If so, then we want to hear from you.

The School of Law at the University of Nottingham is a dynamic place for research, teaching and learning. It is consistently ranked amongst the top law schools in the UK and attracts some of the very best students from around the world to its excellent undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes.

We are looking to recruit three people to join our intellectually engaging and collegial academic environment. The appointments may be made at Assistant or Associate Professor level. In particular, we would like to hear from people who can make:

  • a contribution to teaching Criminal Justice;
  • a contribution to teaching Environmental Law (especially international aspects) and at least one subject from the following: Law of Contract, Criminal Law, Land Law, Public Law, Foundations of Tort, Law of Trusts, World Trade/ International Economic Law; and
  • a contribution to teaching one (or preferably more) subjects from the following: Law of Contract, Criminal Law, Land Law, Public Law, Foundations of Tort, Law of Trusts, World Trade/ International Economic Law.

The School strongly supports research-engaged teaching and so would normally expect the successful applicants to be engaged in research on one of the areas that they teach.

Other teaching may also be available, depending upon the successful candidate’s background and interests. We will also expect the successful candidate to publish internationally excellent research, and have the ability to secure research funding. All of our academics also contribute to School administration.

We believe that every one of our staff can contribute to enhancing the diverse environment in which we work, and we are keen to hear what your contribution could be. We want to appoint people not just based on their past achievements, but also on the potential they show for the future and we want to draw on the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds. A diverse and supportive environment, bringing different perspectives to our work and allowing people to blossom is the best platform for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching and student support.

These posts will be offered on permanent contracts available from 1 September 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered.

To apply, please complete our application form, include your CV and a 2-page outline research proposal (up to 1000 words) describing what could be achieved in your first 5 years at Nottingham.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dirk Van Zyl Smit, tel: 0115 8466308 or email dirk.van-zyl-smit [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

  • Job Description/Role Profile
  • Information for candidates ( pdf


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 180018.

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