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Professor of Sustainable Built Environment

Job title Professor of Sustainable Built Environment

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Grade Competitive Package

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 14 March 2023

Closing date Sunday 09 April 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10439

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The Faculty of Engineering & Design is intending to make an exciting leadership appointment. We seek a dynamic Professor of Sustainable Built Environment to lead research and education in regenerative design. We have lived through ‘low carbon’ and ‘net zero’ eras (doing less harm) in terms of fundamental research and education challenges, and we are now entering the era of regenerative design (doing good). We seek someone wishing to propel this fledgling field into something special at the University of Bath, to the benefit of all humanity.  

You will have a strong research and education background in engineering or architecture, moulded on regenerative design principles, with a proven track record in growing a new area of scholarship. You will be an inspiring and innovative leader, demonstrating the ability to create, deliver and embed significant change solutions. You will have a record of attracting research funding to grow teams, and a record of disseminating high-quality publications world wide. 

This is a permanent, full-time role.  

The Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath hosts four departments: Architecture & Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. You will join one of these departments, according to best fit. All are ranked in the top 10 in national league tables. The University of Bath is presently University of the Year 2023, according to The Times / Sunday Times. Our institutional NSS results have placed us first in England two years in a row. Our Faculty hosts the new £70m IAAPS facility at the Bath Bristol Science Park, where clean mobility is the centrepiece challenge. 

For more information about this role please contact the Dean, Professor Tim Ibell ( or the Deputy Dean, Professor Davide Mattia (  

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, 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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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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.