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Senior Lecturer in Zero Carbon

Job title Senior Lecturer in Zero Carbon

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £53,353, rising to £61,823 per annum

Grade Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 19 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 08 February 2023

Interview date Wednesday 08 March 2023

Reference CF10260

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We are expanding our teaching and research portfolios in the area of zero carbon and therefore have a need for a Senior Lecturer to contribute to both areas of activity. In particular we are looking for skills in scientific approaches to carbon reduction such as systems thinking, lifecycle analysis and energy pathways.

We welcome applications demonstrating a strong track record of academic and/or industrial research in this area, with an ability to generate research income. Sustainability and carbon management underpins several large research collaborations, such as the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), UKFires, Supergen Bioenergy Hub and numerous others. This is an exciting time to join the University as we are in the process of launching a new Institute – the University of Bath Institute for Sustainability – underpinned by a strong technical background. We would expect the applicant to become a key member of this new Institute.

We also encourage applicants to describe their commitment to high quality education. In particular, the successful applicant will join the core team delivering our innovative new Zero Carbon Futures MSc, which launches in 2023. The course will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead organisations and society towards a zero-carbon world by designing and delivering initiatives with real impact. The pedagogy is strongly team-based, with students working in diverse groups on meaningful challenges. The course includes flexible, hybrid learning options so that students who cannot always be on campus can engage fully and build valuable remote-working skills. It also allows us to reduce the carbon impact of the course.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent and/or collaborative research, publish high-quality research papers including journal papers, and demonstrate the potential to obtain significant external research funding. You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an emerging track record in research in a relevant subject.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all to study and work in. We have a reputation for outstanding teaching, innovative research and collaborative links with industry. We have over 100 academic and research staff, 1200 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students. We hold a Silver Award for the Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

The University of Bath has been named the University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. The guide scores universities across a number of criteria, including student satisfaction with the quality of their teaching, graduate job prospects, entry standards and research quality. Of particular note was Bath’s very strong performance in student experience and employability.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either: 

Professor Andrew Plummer, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386140,

Professor Steve Cayzer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386533, 

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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