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Professor of Law

Department of Law and Criminology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £68,259 to £100,056 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 16 December 2022
Reference:  1122-495

Full-Time, Permanent (2x posts available)

Salary is £68,259 to £100,056 per annum (including London Allowance) Professorial Band 1a to 4c

The Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway seeks to appoint two Professors of Law. The successful applicants would be expected to start as soon as possible. 

About the role: 

Geared towards enhancing the international reputation of Law at Royal Holloway, the role is key to the development and implementation of departmental, School and College research strategies.  It will require engagement in high-quality, high-impact research and teaching, leading major research projects, attracting research funding, engaging effectively with external organisations, bodies and opportunities, and supporting colleagues’ practice and development in research.

About you:

Alongside excellent academic credentials and vision for the discipline you will be well suited to this role if you value and can take forward the building of intellectual communities, and creation of opportunities for successful collaborative working both within the department and beyond to, for example, strengthening links with health, psychology and politics in order to create a basis for wider interdisciplinary collaborations.

You will be a confident and inspiring leader who will embrace the opportunity to develop further your leadership skills through playing a full role in the operation and direction of the department.    Your leadership experience may have been gained through roles in university, professional or commercial settings but will enable you to provide academic leadership in the design and delivery of high quality, appropriate and innovative teaching programmes at UG and PGT levels, in guiding, supporting and mentoring more junior members of staff,  in enhancing external engagement and impact and in playing a key role in supporting the leadership and management activities of the department and College.

About the Department: The Department of Law and Criminology is part of the School of Law and Social Sciences. It is a forward thinking, multidisciplinary and research active department, which offers undergraduate programmes in Law, Criminology & Psychology, Criminology & Sociology and Social Science, together with Masters programmes in Forensic Psychology, Consumption, Culture & Marketing, Social Work and Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies.  The Department is also home to an energetic postgraduate research student community and prides itself on its commitment to social justice which is underlined in its teaching, research and external activities. 

We are looking to make two senior professorial appointments on a full-time basis to colleagues who would make a distinctive research contribution in an area sympathetic to our inter disciplinary focus and provide effective academic leadership.

We are not looking for any specific area of law but applicants should have a strong national and international reputation in the field, a commitment to building a research community in law and interdisciplinary links, a demonstrated capacity to deliver inspirational teaching to students, and grant income that is commensurate with the level of the position. The successful candidate will support objectives of publishing high-quality outputs, leading international collaborations, and attracting grants to sustain our research clusters’ activities in addition to their own research contribution. 

As a professor, the appointed person must be able to provide leadership in the development of the Department and School, and to engage with College priorities and external networks. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

This is a full time and permanent post. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Robert Jago, Head of Department, robert.jago@rhul.ac.uk  

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit  https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 1122-495

Closing Date:  23:59, 16 December 2022  

Interview Date: TBC

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.


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