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Monday, 12 December 2022

The Faculty of LawThe Faculty of Law is seeking to appoint an appropriately qualified person to a University Assistant Professorship in Comparative Law from 1 October 2023. Applications are welcome from those with interests in any aspect of Comparative Law, including, but not limited to, Comparative Private Law and Comparative Public Law, and from those with interests in any of a variety of comparator jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, systems that have traditionally received less attention in Comparative Law Scholarship. The person appointed will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, conduct and supervise research, and participate in the general work of the Faculty.

The appointee will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in Comparative Law and will demonstrate potential to carry out and publish research of the highest calibre. The person appointed will normally hold a PhD or equivalent qualification. The appointee will be based in central Cambridge. The appointment will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 20%. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Faculty.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Julie Boucher by email

Please quote reference JK34194 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Further particulars and details of the application procedure and online application are available on the University jobs page.

Quote Reference: JK34194
Salary: £43,414-£54,949
Closing Date: 29 January 2023

This post is a University rather than a College post. However, most University Teaching Officers (UTOs) in Law take up a fellowship at a College alongside their University post. Information about the University’s scheme concerning College fellowships and newly appointed UTOs can be found be found on the website of the Office of Intercollegiate Services. Successful candidates will be provided with additional information about this scheme in due course.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.