Professor and Head of School of Law

  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
  • Apr 28, 2021
Full time Law & Criminal Justice Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Professor and Head of School of Law
School of Law
Location:     Birmingham, City Centre Campus
Salary:     Competitive Salary
Closing Date:     Monday 24 May 2021
Reference:     042021-163

Birmingham City University is a thriving, modern university with a rich history in the city and wider region. With over 29,000 students we are focused on  teaching excellence and place particular emphasis on practice-based programmes that support student employability. Across the institution we have revised the curriculum offer with all courses being professionally relevant and delivered in state-of-the-art facilities where we have invested over £260m in recent years.

The School of Law is home to over 50 academic staff, supported by an administrative team, and a highly diverse student community of 1,300 students studying on campus, with more studying with overseas partners. We have a long tradition of providing practice oriented legal higher education with a strong links to regional legal community, and a growing strength in supporting communities through our clinical legal education.  Our staff and students are the real key to our success, and we are committed to delivering excellent teaching and learning for our students, in which research is an important component.  

We are seeking a Professor and Head of School to lead this exciting school, which symbolises our driving ambition to support the city and the region as the university For Birmingham. Candidates will bring a track record as a leader in a relevant academic discipline and combine this with a desire to continue our external engagement and focus on our core activities of delivering a great student experience and enhancing graduate level employability.   As we continue to deliver improvements in key performance areas the Head of School will build upon our enhancements towards the TEF, REF and our growing strength in our clinic work, to the benefit of our students' learning. Importantly, the successful candidate will have an inclusive management style, accompanied by strong communication skills and the ability to engage with, and inspire, the staff, students and wider community.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an academic leader with a passion and a clear vision for creating a distinctive offer in a buoyant and ambitious school. If you enjoy making a difference in HE, and thrive on supporting students and staff to excel, then we would be delighted to hear from you.  For full information please visit  

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 24 May 2021. 

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

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