Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Physical Chemistry

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Physical Chemistry

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Tuesday 25 May 2021

Closing date Tuesday 22 June 2021

Interview date Monday 19 July 2021

Reference CC8322

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The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry.

You will have an excellent track record and be able to demonstrate the potential for internationally leading expertise in physical chemistry, preferably in the field of sustainable chemical technologies, energy materials, soft matter and/or analytical chemistry. The ability to teach physical chemistry in both lectures and laboratory classes is essential, and the ability to interact with and complement existing research within the department will be an advantage.

You will be expected to hold a PhD (or be close to submitting your thesis) and to have a developing or 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.

Contributing to teaching in physical chemistry at undergraduate and postgraduate levels you should have a continuing commitment to maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning, with the ability to educate and inspire some of the brightest students in the country. You will also be expected to contribute to the administration, leadership and management of the Department’s activities commensurate with the level of the appointment.

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. The Department currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver award and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusivity within the Department. We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.

Application Requirements:

As well as your online application, you must also provide both research and teaching statements of up to two pages for each.

The 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 (a.d.burrows@bath.ac.uk), Professor Toby Jenkins, Head of Physical Chemistry (a.t.a.jenkins@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Gan Shermer, Director of Teaching (g.shermer@bath.ac.uk). 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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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Further details:

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.