Two Postdoctoral Research Positions @ Kent Law School

Attention early career scholars! Here is an exciting opportunity from Kent Law School:  2 X 2 year postdoctoral posts for independent interdisciplinary research.

The deadline for applications is November 22. 

From the job posting:

Are you an early career scholar, carrying out ground-breaking interdisciplinary research in law?Kent Law School are offering a unique opportunity for 2 Postdoctoral Researchers to join their school. These posts are open to applicants in all social sciences and humanities disciplines, whose research is relevant to work carried out at Kent Law School.
You will conduct independent, ground-breaking interdisciplinary research; publish high-quality publications in your domain of expertise; apply for external funding and participate in the academic and community life of the Law School. You will also receive support from an experienced mentor.These positions are offered on a full time basis for a fixed term period of 2 years.
To be a Postdoctoral Researcher you will need to:

  • Develop and conduct high quality independent interdisciplinary research
  • Apply for external grant funding
  • Extend, transform and apply interdisciplinary knowledge acquired from research, through activities including public engagement, internationalisation, and internal and external collaboration.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Track record of excellent, independent interdisciplinary research
  • An excellent record of publications commensurate with career
  • A well-defined and original research and personal development plan

Kent Law School

Law degrees have been taught at Kent since 1967, and over the years the Law School (KLS) has established a reputation for critical innovation in legal education and research. While our modules and programmes are fully engaged with doctrinal analysis, much of our teaching and research also seeks to address the social, historical, economic and political contexts within which law operates.

KLS has seen significant expansion in recent years. There are now around 1600 students studying on law programmes, including about 220 on 10 different LLM programmes, and up to 50 postgraduate research students. There are currently 55+ academics, including 15 professors. There are also 25 support staff within the School, as well as a Law Librarian and additional library staff devoted to law.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 23 October 2015

Closing date for applications: 22 November 2015

Interviews are to be held: 9 December 2015

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on

Please note – applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

In addition, please also submit a substantive piece of writing, indicative of your research. This should normally be a journal article or book chapter, but may also be a chapter from your PhD.

See here for the original posting with links to the full job description.

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