Professor of Law (Education & Scholarship) Ref: 10815/C191

School/department: School of Law, Politics and Sociology/ Sussex Law School 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options, including job sharing, will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 10815
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 24 February 2023
Closing date:  11 April 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 18 May 2023
Expected start date: 01 September 2023

Job description

Sussex Law School is delighted to invite applications for the role of Professor in Law. The position is open to outstanding candidates who will be able to demonstrate a sustained and substantial track record of Scholarship relevant to Student Experience, teaching and learning. Your established expertise in Legal Education will bring valued leadership and mentoring to colleagues within the Law School. 

As part of this role, you will work collaboratively to develop and lead the Law School’s strategy for Student Experience and help embed processes that support our students in their journey at Sussex Law, through aspects such as academic advising and the student voice. Key responsibilities will include working with current Education Leads and the School’s Director for Student Experience to enhance our community. 

Sussex Law School is a well-established, thriving and successful Law School, ranked 15th for research power by THE in the 2021 REF and currently has approx. 1400 students and 75 members of faculty. 

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join a friendly, diverse and collegiate community who are dedicated to high quality legal education through which we encourage critical thinking and a supportive and inclusive environment. Our colleagues are committed to academic excellence, social justice and supporting all our students, colleagues and researchers.

Home to over 19,000 students and situated in one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain, the University of Sussex has challenged convention since it was established more than 60 years ago. As we enter our seventh decade, the early emphasis on innovation, interdisciplinarity, intellectual rigour, and internationalism – in education, research, and external engagement – continues to define the University. Sussex’s success as a world-leading university is built on these practices and is underpinned by the institutional values that we strive to enact – courage, collaboration, inclusion, kindness, and integrity.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Amir Paz-Fuchs (

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref C191 [PDF 189.87KB]

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How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it.

Please also include the details of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview. 

Please also complete and submit our Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB]

Your expression of interest should be sent to: Emma Macfarlane (

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