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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Job title Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 Salary for a Lecturer is £42,149 rising to £50,296 per annum. Salary for a Senior Lecturer is £51,799 rising to £60,022 per annum.

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Monday 18 July 2022

Closing date Wednesday 31 August 2022

Interview date Wednesday 26 October 2022

Reference CF9627

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We have 3 opportunities for full-time Lecturers (Assistant Professor)/ Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) to join our growing Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath.

We would like you to strengthen our teaching and research with your interests in our well-established activities in future-focused technologies for sustainable energy, zero-carbon products and decarbonisation of processing. These positions are integral to our commitment, through our teaching and research activities, to address the significant challenges of today, such as climate change, sustainable energy, population growth and an ageing population, and clean water for all. All our research-active staff carry out research to tackle one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About you

You will hold a PhD and an undergraduate degree in Chemical, Biochemical, Environmental or Process Engineering or a very closely related subject. Through your research and teaching, you will be passionate about addressing the global challenges and educating the next generation of chemical engineers. This role will suit you if you

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive environment;
  • Can demonstrate a clear fit to the Department’s research profile with your research being in areas that could include membrane separations, resource recovery, advanced material development and scale up, or tissue engineering-based bioprocessing. We welcome both wet lab and in silico research activities, including application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in your research area;
  • Are passionate about teaching and have the ability to teach a wide range of chemical engineering subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels on all our courses, including core chemical engineering subjects, process design, process modelling, and application of artificial intelligence approaches;
  • Have growing publication record and international reputation appropriate to your career stage;
  • Have potential for winning and delivering on research grants.

About the role

This role also includes, but is not limited to:

  • Contributing to academic management and leadership in both teaching and research;
  • Being an active member of the department and university community with a demonstrable ability to build supportive relationships that contribute to the ongoing development of our collaborative culture;
  • Successful supervision and support of research students and staff.

About the Department

You will be joining a progressive and thriving academic environment, and will benefit from the collaborative and well-established Department and Faculty systems at the University of Bath. This includes a strong mentoring and personal & professional development environment in the Department, and the University’s professional development programme for new lecturers. The lifestyle advantages of working and living in one of the most beautiful and accessible areas in the UK are an added attraction.

What we can offer you: 

We are a family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you could work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. We encourage you to explore this further at interview. 

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

Some of the great benefits of working here are:

  • A very generous employer contributory pension scheme. 
  • Generous leave allowance of 39 days (annual leave; discretionary days; bank holidays) so that you can enjoy a positive work-life balance. 
  • An excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce.  

Additional information:

  • There are 2 full time Lecturer positions available and 1 full time Senior Lecturer position available
  • Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Prof John Chew, Incoming Head of Department y.m.chew@bath.ac.uk. You may also speak to our Director of Teaching, Prof Tina Duren, t.duren@bath.ac.uk)

Please ensure to include the following documents in the application and submit your application via the University website.

  • a CV (including publication list)
  • a 2-page (max) Research Plan
  • a 1-page (max) Teaching Philosophy

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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 all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.