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Chair in International Business and Commercial Law


University Park

This role is offered with a competitive salary based on experience

Closing Date
Saturday 31 August 2024


The University of Nottingham, School of Law is embarking on an exciting recruitment programme to build on our educational and research excellence and strengthen research leadership within the School.  

We are looking to recruit a Chair in International Business and Commercial Law to join our intellectually engaging and collegial academic environment. We are looking for someone to provide outstanding research-led leadership in their field, contribute to developing and deepening our vibrant research base, and with plans to produce world-leading outputs and substantial impact outside academia. The successful candidate will have particular responsibility for our new LLM programme in International Business and Commercial Law, launching in September 2025.   

For full details of the role, please see the accompanying role profile form.  

The School of Law at the University of Nottingham is a dynamic place for research, teaching and learning. It is consistently ranked amongst the top law schools in the UK and attracts some of the very best students from around the world to its excellent undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes. All of our academics also contribute to School administration. 

We believe that every one of our staff members can contribute to enhancing the diverse environment in which we work, and we are keen to hear what your contribution could be. We want to appoint people not just based on their past achievements, but also on the potential they show for the future and we want to draw on the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds. A diverse and collegiate environment, bringing different perspectives to our work, and allowing people to blossom is the best platform for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching and student support. 

To apply, submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than 1000 words, which should highlight how you meet the essential criteria for the role.  

The post is offered on a permanent contract. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Olympia Bekou - Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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