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.
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions.
Located in the heart of Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities, our 40 acre friendly and green campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Working at Aston you’ll enjoy competitive salaries, great benefits and fantastic development opportunities.
To provide academic leadership, developing and enhancing the research, teaching and external engagement activities of the Business and Law Schools.
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.