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Professor in Sustainable Engineering

Job title Professor in Sustainable Engineering

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 Friday 12 May 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10440

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The Institute for Sustainability (IfS) is recruiting two new professors to lead research in this exciting new research institute. 

The IfS brings together transdisciplinary expertise in tackling the most pressing climate and sustainability issues facing society. To support our focus on Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Sustainable Systems in the Faculty of Engineering & Design we have two, new, and very exciting opportunities:

  • Professor in Sustainable manufacturing and supply chains - our research in digitisation and sustainability has whole-life value at its core. Critical to this is linking manufacturing, system modelling, digital and net zero. 
  • Professor in Industrial Decarbonisation – critical to the future of the industry in the UK we need to decarbonise our industries, but more importantly make them sustainable and socially just. Focusing on circularity of processes and systems we seek to be smart with carbon – capturing it for reuse, understanding the impact of the circular economy over a wide range of resources, and creating new and innovative processes, materials and products.

You will have a strong research and education background in a relevant discipline, with a proven track record in growing a new area of scholarship. You will be an inspiring and innovative leader who can 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.

These are permanent, full-time positions.

About Us

The Faculty of Engineering and Design 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.

The IfS brings together transdisciplinary expertise in tackling the most pressing climate and sustainability issues facing society. Our core focus spans applied science and engineering, whole systems and life cycle approaches, curiosity-driven molecular science, and challenge-led fundamental science 

For more information please contact Professor Marcelle McManus,  

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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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 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 / Indefinite Leave to Remain − 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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.