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Professor of Law

Applications are invited for a Chair in Land Law, Equity & Trusts at Southampton Law School (Level 7).

Southampton Law School is a vibrant and diverse community with an international reputation for excellence in education and research. Our academic community is shaping the future through its research, by engaging with the legal profession, business leaders and policy makers in the UK, EU and across the globe. Our research enriches our teaching, demonstrating real-world applications of law.

We are part of the University of Southampton, a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, it is renowned for its innovation and enterprise. It is a founding member of the Russell Group – an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards.

Southampton Law School is seeking to appoint a Professor of Law to provide inspirational academic leadership within the Law School, undertaking management, research and educational activities and developing the School’s profile within the UK and internationally. In addition, you will provide expert knowledge, leadership, and research within the legal fields of Land Law and Equity and Trusts.

You will be responsible for the support and development of the research activities of the Law School through sustaining and enhancing a significant national and international reputation for academic excellence in Land Law and Equity and Trusts along with the continued excellence in teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate level, offering leadership in design and development of modules and programmes.

Alongside this, you will provide management and leadership support as directed by the Head of School through the provision of expert advice and subject leadership along with performing strategic leadership and line management duties where required.

You will possess a LLB or equivalent and PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience, as well as having a significant national and international reputation in Land Law and Equity and Trusts and a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching and learning activities including PhD supervision.

The higher education sector in the UK is facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty at this time whilst also leading on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud of the role the University of Southampton is continuing to play at the forefront of these efforts. This opportunity plays a key part in enabling the University to continue to make a global impact through its research and teaching.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability.

We offer some fantastic benefits including equivalent to 44 days leave per year, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

The University of Southampton is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.


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