Associate Professorship of Law in a Digital World, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law in association with Exeter College

Deadline date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 4 April 2024

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

The Faculty of Law, in association with Exeter College, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the post of Associate Professor of Law in a Digital World to commence as soon as possible. The position is full-time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. In exceptional cases, 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 Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and a Non-Tutorial Fellow at Exeter College. The person appointed will be expected to engage in excellent socio-legal research and empirical inquiry, and to give high-quality seminars, supervision, lectures, and tutorials. There are a large number of research students in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and supervision will represent a significant amount of the Associate Professor’s responsibilities. There will also be opportunities to teach for the Faculty at both undergraduate and graduate level. 

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate and Master’s degree in law and/or one of the social sciences, and a doctorate in a relevant subject or an established record of accomplishment in academic research; a  record of high-quality interdisciplinary research and publications in the field of law in a digital world (broadly defined) from a socio-legal perspective commensurate with career experience, and the potential to produce further significant output of a recognised international quality during the tenure of the post which complements the work being done at the Centre; experience of having conducted empirical work to a high standard and the ability to contribute to teaching about qualitative or quantitative methodology; the ability to assess high-achieving and challenging students in taught courses, and to provide supervision and research leadership for postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and Master’s-level students; the ability and willingness to teach on the Centre’s short course programme, the teaching of which may fall outside term time; the ability to work as part of a team, have established networks in the field of socio-legal studies at national and international level, and to demonstrate leadership potential; the ability to present research findings effectively to fellow academics, professionals, policy makers and informed members of the public; a commitment to good citizenship and proven administrative and pastoral skills, including the ability to work efficiently with Centre, Faculty and College administration and the ability to deal with the pastoral needs of graduate students; and a willingness to contribute to the life of the College.

Queries about the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Faculty of Law may be addressed to Professor Linda Mulcahy, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre, at Queries about the application process may be addressed to the Head of Administration and Finance in the Faculty of Law, Charlotte Vinnicombe,, tel. +44 1865 271560. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 April 2024.  Interviews will be held on 23 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: 171524

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.

Deadline date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 4 April 2024

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