Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Swansea University College of Law Chair In Empirical Legal Studies Available
Swansea University College of Law wishes to further augment its interdisciplinary research through the appointment of a Chair in Empirical Legal Studies. We seek a research leader with training in criminology, social sciences and law whose work is focused in quantitative methods as they are applied to law, institutions of criminal justice, and human behaviour. The successful appointee will also serve as Head of the Department of Criminology within the College of Law.
Applications are invited for the post of Chair in Empirical Legal Studies, reference AC00757. This is a permanent post on the Research and Leadership pathway.
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to establish themselves as a recognised campus leader on quantitative analysis in the social sciences, responsive to external research income initiatives of UK research councils and European funding bodies. Swansea University is one of the leading natural and physical sciences and engineering universities in the United Kingdom. This post offers an opportunity to bring expertise in the empirical social sciences to complement the cutting edge research being undertaken at Swansea University not only in the natural and physical sciences and engineering but also in the social sciences, the humanities and the professional disciplines.
Applicants should have an outstanding record of international excellence in research achievement and publication over the last five years in their subject area. They will be excellent and enthusiastic communicators of their subject and will demonstrate the ability to provide academic vision for their subject, with supporting evidence of strong academic leadership in research and teaching. In addition to demonstrating a first-rate research publication record (3* and 4* in REF terms), applicants should look to establish their credentials for academic leadership.
The College will be delighted to speak with potential candidates who wish to explore this appointment further on an informal and confidential basis. Please contact the Head of College, Professor John Linarelli J.Linarelli@swansea.ac.uk, +44 (0) 1792 295831.
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