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Head, School of Law

Bangor University
Bangor, Gwynedd
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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Practice area
Education law
Contract type
Full time
7 years+
Legal education

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Bangor University – Head, School of Law

Bangor University is seeking an outstanding individual to lead its subject of Law during the next stage of its development as it seeks to become a standalone School.

Bangor is a distinctive university in the oldest city in Wales, with a strong reputation for teaching and research, and for playing an impactful role in North Wales and the UK. The subject area of Law, currently situated within the School of History, Law, and Social Sciences, offers an exciting portfolio including a suite of dual-honour programmes that enable students to study across a broad spectrum of legal courses, as well as interdisciplinary and bilingual activities. Law has been identified as a key area for strategic investment and growth at Bangor over the coming years, including increased collaboration with business, technology, health, natural and environmental sciences. It is anticipated that it will become a stand-alone academic unit within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the near future.

The new Head of School will oversee the School’s dynamic expansion, including the development of the undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, CPD offering, growth in student numbers – both domestic and international – the recruitment of new staff, expansion of current partnerships and promotion of new links with law firms and chambers, including growth of the Law Clinic. They will continue to foster a strong research culture, helping to solidify the School as a contributor to sector-leading research and teaching across the UK and internationally. In particular, they will build networks across the profession, practitioners and industry to help deliver on the School’s employability strategy. Whilst there is no specific language requirement, candidates will be expected to work positively in a bilingual environment.

We are looking for an ambitious academic leader with a proven track record of leading and managing change, delivering growth, and an established research profile in a relevant discipline. Applicants should be accustomed to developing and implementing the strategic vision, engaging staff and encouraging others to succeed. They will share our commitment to inclusivity, sustainable development, and global citizenship.

As an institution, we remain deeply committed to building an inclusive environment that provides equality of opportunity to a diverse community of staff and students and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

The University has appointed executive search firm Perrett Laver to support the appointment of the Head of the School of Law. If you would value a conversation about the position, please reach out to Eljoh Balajadia at

Applications can be uploaded at:

Please quote reference 7067.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th February 2024. Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

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