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Professor of Computational Chemistry

Job title Professor of Computational Chemistry

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £68,891

Grade Competitive Package

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 25 October 2022

Closing date Monday 02 January 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference AT9980

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The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Professor in Computational Chemistry.

About the role:

  • You will contribute to the key University research theme of sustainability, and be affiliated with the University's Research Institute for Sustainability.
  • You will teach units in computational chemistry, maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning, and its inclusive and supportive learning environment.
  • You will contribute at an appropriate level to the administration, leadership, and management of the Department’s activities. 

About you

You will have an excellent research track record and be able to demonstrate internationally leading expertise in computational chemistry. You should hold a PhD and to have an established international reputation for high quality publications, backed up by appropriate research funding and activity.

You will be expected to conduct an internationally leading research programme and to take a lead in obtaining significant funding from UK and international sources.

Application Requirements & Selection Process

Please provide both research and teaching statements of up to two pages for each in addition to a full CV.

Your research statement needs to outline your plans and intentions for research activity and grant capture over the coming five years. This document will be treated in the strictest confidence and with full respect for ownership. The teaching vision should outline your areas of teaching expertise and a range of potential teaching subjects as well as course development interests. These are mandatory components of the selection process, without which we will be unable to progress your application.

For informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Andrew Burrows, Head of Department (, Professor Steve Parker, Head of Computational Chemistry (, Professor Matthew Davidson, Head of the Institute for Sustainability ( or Dr Gan Shermer, Director of Teaching ( 

What we can offer you

We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment for all staff, including mentorship and flexible working arrangements. The Department and the University both currently hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusion. If you would like to discuss any EDI issues or other aspects of the working environment with a member of staff who is not involved in the recruitment process, please contact Professor Petra Cameron (

We offer:

  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a very generous employer contributory pension;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.