About the vacancy

The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to appoint a positive and forward thinking Head of School for the School of Law, one of three Schools in the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law. The appointed person will also be appointed as Established Professor in the School. We seek to appoint a forward-looking, innovative and highly committed person who combines strong academic and research credentials with a proven track record of leadership and change management.

The successful candidate will have strong academic credibility along with successful experience of building a research culture and a track-record in providing leadership within a School of Law. It is essential that the post-holder has the ability to integrate research and teaching, has demonstrable experience of close collaborative working with other academics and professionals, along with welldeveloped strategic leadership skills.

Why NUI Galway

From its position on the very edge of Europe, NUI Galway reaches out to the world, and has the most diverse student body in Ireland.  The University has a long history and is internationally recognised for producing quality market ready graduates in all areas of Law. The School has a wide range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes which are all delivered by research active staff who are at the forefront of their fields.

We look forward to working with the successful candidate over the over the coming years and to achieving further success for this incredible School and University.

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NUI Galway Shared Vision, Shaped by Values

Our strategic plan is built on a foundation of core values that define our purpose and priorities. During the course of 2019, our students, staff and external stakeholders were involved in debating these values and helping us understand how our university mission should evolve into the future. Our values are a statement of intent to the world and will now guide us in everything we do.

We champion our core values of respectexcellenceopenness and sustainability. We intend that these values will reinforce each other and, together, they will enhance our university’s distinctiveness.

These core values set a standard by which we will choose, define and measure our priorities, our actions and our behaviours. They will be the lived experience of our people and of those with whom we live, learn and partner. Our students will graduate with the distinctive attributes associated with our values, which are hallmarks of good citizenship, independent critical thinking, and capacity for making positive contributions to both society and economy. Our values will be a lens for policy-making and recruitment at NUI Galway.

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