Friday, February 05, 2016

JOB: Chair or Reader in Criminal Law at Durham University. Come work with us!

Full advert is HERE!

Durham Law School seeks to appoint a Chair/Reader in Criminal Law. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Criminal Law.

Expertise in criminal evidence or gender/feminist perspectives would be advantageous.

Durham Law School is one of the very best UK law schools with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked 3rd in REF2014 in terms of grade point average, the Law School is a vibrant and inclusive academic community of imaginative scholars working at the frontiers of legal knowledge. The appointee would be invited to play a leading role in the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (, which seeks to support research collaboration and engagement within and beyond the university. The School’s strong research culture is supported by a generous research leave scheme and individual staff research allowance. This is supplemented by a university-wide policy providing for additional leave following maternity, adoption and parental leave (

Durham Law School is committed to research-led and small group teaching. The Law School achieved a 90% overall satisfaction rating in the 2015 National Student Survey and is consistently rated one of top 5 UK law schools in various league tables. The School is housed in fully-accessible, state of the art purpose-built accommodation with superb views of the UNESCO world heritage site comprising Durham Castle and Cathedral.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 September 2016. Applicants should clearly state in their application for which post or posts they wish to be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide samples of their publications prior to interview.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the university.

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