Job Opportunity: Associate Dean, Aston Law School

Aston Law School

Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £62,883 to £97,869 per annum
Grade: Band 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 08 September 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 0558-23
Release Date: Monday 17 July 2023

Aston University values its dual intensive focus on both research and teaching, reflected in being The Guardian University of the Year as well as THE’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial University in 2020.

Aston Law School is an independent school within the University’s College of Business and Social Sciences. We are committed to being distinctive: producing excellent, relevant and impactful research as well as ‘future ready’ graduates. We combine academic depth and practical insight from within a vibrant and collegiate community of 35 legal scholars, approximately half of whom are REF research active and two of whom have worked with the Law Commission.  Our School also has a depth of practitioner experience and includes two members of the judiciary.  Having restructured our undergraduate offering into a distinctive programme of applied knowledge and skills, we have plans to develop significantly our postgraduate and executive education, and distinctive international offerings. 

Our plans for the future, together with our recent growth have led us to create an Associate Dean role, to work with the Dean of the School and our senior leadership team, to provide strategic and supportive leadership with a central focus on the inspired operation and management of the School. 

The post holder will hold a substantive academic post at professorial or reader level and will undertake duties related to this appointed office for three years. The management and leadership responsibilities associated with this important appointed office role are expected to take precedence over the post holder’s academic teaching and research, likely taking up around 80% of their working time.

If you are interested in making a distinctive contribution to Aston Law School, either apply or make contact with Jonathan Fortnam, Dean of the Law School for an initial discussion ([email protected]). 

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at [email protected]


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