Associate Professorship of Law and Regulation of AI, Faculty of Law in association with the Institute for Ethics in AI and Reuben College

Deadline for applications: Midday on Tuesday 9 April 2024

Grade 36S, £52,815 – £70,918 per annum

The Faculty of Law, in association with the Institute for Ethics in AI and Reuben College, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the post of Associate Professor of Law and Regulation of AI, to commence as soon as possible.  The position is full time, and upon completion of a successful review, permanent.  In exceptional circumstances the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment.

The successful candidate will be both a member of the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Ethics in AI, and a Fellow by Special Election at Reuben College. The appointee will have, or be well on the way to establishing, a record of internationally recognised scholarship and research and will be required to provide a high standard of research-led teaching at both under­graduate and postgraduate levels, including the supervision of research students.

The successful candidate will have a degree in law or proof of equivalent legal competence; a doctorate in a relevant subject or an established record of accomplishment in a relevant field of research that shows the capacity for original research that a doctorate would reflect; a record of high quality research and publication commensurate with career experience, and potential to produce further significant output of a recognised international quality during the tenure of the post; the ability to teach, challenge,  and assess high-achieving students in taught courses, and to provide supervision and research leadership for postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students; the ability to play a major part in developing the Faculty’s research and teaching programme, including participating in the design of graduate-level courses and promoting the development of interdisciplinary research; the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow academics, professionals, policymakers and informed members of the public; the ability to work as part of a team, have established networks in the field of law and regulation of AI at national and international level, and to demonstrate leadership potential, and a commitment to promoting a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, teaching and/or the broader community, including the undertaking of appropriate training as and when asked to do so.

Queries about the Faculty of Law or about joining the academic community at Oxford generally may be addressed to Professor Donal Nolan, Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Law, ( and queries about the associated Fellowship at Reuben College should be directed to Dr Caroline Mawson, Senior Tutor (, neither of whom will be involved in the selection or interview process. Questions about the Institute for Ethics in AI may be addressed to Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the Institute,, who will be a member of  the Selection Committee. Questions about the application process should be addressed to All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not form part of the selection decision. 

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 9 April 2024.  Interviews are likely to be held in May 2024.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and to download the further details (including the job description and selection criteria), please go to  Vacancy ID: 171554

The Faculty of Law is an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in senior academic positions in Oxford.

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