Disability Law

We are seeking a high calibre individual to take forward the School’s ambitions in the field of Disability Law. Academics in the School of Law, led by Professor Anna Lawson, are involved in working with the University’s Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) which has played a pioneering role in establishing the discipline of disability studies.  We are looking, with this post, to increase the extent to which Law and CDS can respond to exciting opportunities to engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research which will have the potential to offer disability-inclusive law and policy solutions to major societal challenges.

You will be supported by colleagues in the School of Law, and in particular members of its Research Group on Law and Social Justice, as well as by members of the Centre for Disability Studies. You will have a commitment to working collaboratively with disabled people’s organisations and sufficient expertise in international and European disability (or mental health) rights issues to ensure potential leadership capacity in multinational projects.

You will be expected to build a prestigious research profile based on a sustained record of high quality publications and an ability to secure research funding e.g. through applying for personal research fellowships (such as an AHRC early-career Fellowship, the ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme or Leverhulme Fellowships) and to work with colleagues (as well as other academic and non-academic partners) to submit larger grants. You will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of PhD students and to be willing to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as appropriate. You will play an important role in consolidating the reputation of CDS as a global leader and in raising the profile of disability law as an academic discipline.

You will have proven research skills and expertise (within the disability law field) that complement those of other disability law colleagues; and sufficient expertise in the international and European human rights context to ensure leadership capacity in multinational projects. Additionally, you will have the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Alastair Mullis, tel: +44 (0)113 343 1881, email: A.Mullis@leeds.ac.uk.  

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