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With over 1500 students and 150 members of academic, research and professional services staff, Edinburgh Law School is a diverse, vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to providing research and teaching with local and global reach and impact.

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The Law School welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the subject, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching and research abilities in the field of international environmental law, as well as teaching and research expertise in areas of environmental or international law complementary to our current offerings. Applicants with interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in international environmental law are welcome.

The post-holder will engage in research-led teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, conduct excellent research, and undertake administrative duties as directed by the Head of School and or Head of Subject Area. They will have a record of achievement in and well-developed future plans for their research. They will hold – or be near completion of - a PhD in International Law or a related discipline.

As a member of the International Law Subject Area, the successful candidate will be an active member of the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law:

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Nehal Bhuta or Professor Andrew Lang, co-Heads of Subject Area, at or, or Professor of Environmental Law, James Harrison at

In addition to their main application candidates are requested to upload a brief outline of their current research and future research plan.  They are also requested to provide a summary of their 2 best research outputs since January 2014, including their originality and significance, and provide copies of those outputs.  Please download a form to complete on this here: and upload these documents in to the application portal for consideration.

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