Associate Professorships in Law (2 posts)

Locations: Law Faculty, Oxford, OX1 3UL, and either St Anne’s college, Oxford, OX2 6HS, or, Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ

Salary: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus a housing allowance of at least £9,829 p.a.

Start date: 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


St Anne’s College, Balliol College, and the Faculty of Law are recruiting two Associate Professors of Law with Tutorial Fellowships. Each Associate Professor will be a member of the Law Faculty and Tutorial Fellow in Law at one of the colleges.  In exceptional cases, where the candidate has previously established an academic standing at an appropriate level of distinction, the title of full professor may be awarded at the time of appointment.

Associate Professors are full members of a University faculty and a college governing body, playing a role in the democratic governance of the University and their college. You will join a lively, intellectually stimulating and multi-disciplinary community which performs to the highest international levels in research and teaching.

Main duties and responsibilities

The persons appointed will be expected to engage in advanced research in Law, broadly conceived, and to give high-quality lectures, classes and small group teaching in Law at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The appointees will be required, as college tutorial fellows, to:

a) take responsibility for the selection, teaching and academic care of undergraduates, visiting students, and foundation year students;

b) give tutorial teaching, to a maximum of 8 contact hours per week of term, annualised over the year;

c) act as a College adviser to graduate students;

d) participate in the governance and intellectual life of the College, including outreach activities.

And in the Faculty, as an Associate Professor, to:

a) to engage in research and publication at an internationally competitive level in Law;

b) to give, under the direction of the Faculty of Law, not fewer than sixteen lectures (or equivalent teaching in other formats) in each academic year;

c) to make an appropriate contribution to the supervision and teaching of graduate students in the Law Faculty;

d) to share in University examining;

e) to undertake a reasonable share of Faculty administrative duties.

Skills and experience required

St Anne’s College requires its candidates to be able to teach at least two of any of the undergraduate law subjects taught at Oxford, except Tort, as this course is covered by faculty already in post. Please refer to the full list of our undergraduate law subjects.

Balliol College requires its candidates to be able to teach constitutional law and administrative law to its undergraduates. Capacity to teach jurisprudence would be desirable.

The Faculty of Law seeks candidates with teaching and research expertise in any area of law. Research interest in legal systems that would expand the Faculty’s global knowledge base is desirable. Without prejudice to the essential requirements of each College, an ability to teach any of the additional subjects specified in the further particulars of each post are also desirable to the Faculty.

How to apply

There is no separate application form for this post. A single application will suffice for either or both of these posts. If applying for both posts, candidates must ensure that the selection criteria of both posts are adequately addressed in their application. Applications should include:

  • Your full contact details including, email address, full postal address and at least one contact telephone number
  • A covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria set out above (no more than 5 A4 pages)
  • A full CV (no more than 4 A4 pages) and a publications list
  • Details of three referees (see below)
  • An indication at the start of your application whether you wish to be considered for the Associate Professorship at Balliol College, or St Anne’s College, or at both these colleges

Applicants should note that both colleges retain the right to consider all eligible applications submitted for this recruitment. If a college preference has been stated on the application, this will be taken into consideration. Applications should be submitted by email to:

For full details of the duties of the posts, how to apply, the allowances, pension and other benefits, in addition to salary, please see

Further information (including further details about how to apply) can be obtained from Katie Watson by emailing  

The closing date for applications is 12 noon BST on Tuesday 6 April 2021. Interviews of shortlisted candidates are expected to be held in late April/early May 2021.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in senior academic positions in Oxford.

All applicants are asked to fill in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to help us fulfil our duties as an equal opportunities employer.