We seek to appoint a Dean of Law
At Aston University Law School
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Aston University

The Role

We seek to appoint a Dean of Law who will continue the growth and raise the external profile and impact of the School, as well as enhancing opportunities for research and personal development for our academic and professional staff.

Dean of Law

To provide academic leadership, developing and enhancing the research, teaching and external engagement activities of the Business and Law Schools.

About Aston Law School

Aston Law School aspires to equip our students with the skills to succeed in careers in the law, in regulation and in businesses where the analytical and detail-conscious approach of the trained lawyer creates value.

Our faculty have deep knowledge of commercial and intellectual property law, in keeping with the overall enterprise ethos of Aston University. Using mooting competitions, work placements, networking opportunities and guest speakers, we prepare our law students to be effective contributors from their first day on the job.

Law at Aston was most recently placed 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction, achieving 94% in the National Student Survey, 2018. Our staff are leaders of legal education, as evidenced by national teaching awards, recognition at the highest level by the HEA and by the award of National Teaching Fellowships. Aston University as an institution received the Gold award – the highest possible accolade in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We are particularly pleased with these achievements in light of the diversity of our student body.

We are also pleased with the contributions that our wide-ranging research, particularly on subjects that are commercially relevant, have made to legal theory and legal practice. The Law School’s scholarship has the same spirit, of useful impact, that informs our teaching.

88% Student Satisfaction *NSS 2017

80% graduate employability *The complete University Guide 2018

5 QS stars for internationalisation *2018

Employee Benefits

A few good reasons why you should choose Aston University

50 days allowance for consultancy

Excellent Remuneration Package Including USS Pension

31 Days annual leave, plus 13 additional days for public holidays and university closed days

Relocation package offered (up to 10% of gross starting salary, subject to eligibility)

Application process

Aston University Law School has engaged the services of SearchHigher to manage this recruitment.

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit your application directly by email to Paula Keville-Spain, Search Higher, Recruitment Executive (p.keville@searchhigher.com) or for an informal conversation and full job description please call on +44 (0)2476 575129.

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Closing date for all applications: Midnight, 13th January 2019