Job offer available in Scotland Chair of Scots Law at The University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited from scholars working in the field of Scottish private law for the prestigious Chair of Scots Law which becomes vacant on the retirement of Professor Kenneth Reid on 31 August 2019.

The University of Edinburgh School of Law is based at Old College in the heart of the city. With over 90 full-time members of staff and a vibrant body of undergraduate and postgraduate students, it is home to a number of prestigious institutes and centres. Since 1722, when the Chair of Scots Law was established, the Edinburgh Law School has been a leading centre for the study of private law, and has placed particular emphasis on comparative and historical methodologies.  

The University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any area of Scottish private law, including commercial aspects of private law. As well as providing leadership in research and teaching in and beyond the Private Law Subject Area, he or she will contribute to undergraduate teaching in Scottish private law, the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, and the supervision of research students.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the appointment on or shortly after 1 August 2020.

The School of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the subject, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities. For more information on our family-friendly policies please visit

This is a full time, open ended appointment, which attracts a salary on the professorial scale.

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2019, 5pm GMT

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Martin Hogg (

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