Reader (Associate Professor) in Chemical Engineering

Bath, Somerset
Starting from £48,327, rising to £55,998
11 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Outstanding applicants are sought for the post of Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, UK. This open-ended, full-time post is a fast track opportunity for promotion to (Full) Professor. Our new Reader will provide inspirational research excellence and leadership in the Department in any area of Membrane Science and Technology.

The successful applicant will have undergraduate and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering or very closely-related disciplines. They will have extensive relevant experience in an academic (and possibly also an industrial or other professional) environment, an international outlook and reputation, a substantial publications record, and be able to make significant scholarly contributions based on research excellence, integrity and impact that fits the Department's dynamic and ambitious Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering (CASE). They will also show evidence of winning and delivering on major research grants and programmes, and successful supervision of research students and staff. Capability and willingness to teach and manage Chemical Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including in design, are also required.

The successful applicant will work in a progressive and successful academic environment, and will benefit from the highly collaborative and well-established Department and Faculty system at the University. This is supported by effective professional development and leadership programmes at Bath for staff. The lifestyle advantages of working and living in one of the most beautiful and accessible areas in the UK are an added attraction.

Selection Process

All applications are online. They must include a covering letter, a full and up-to-date CV and an outline of plans for the post (up to four pages). The outline will have a strong focus on research, including funding sources, but should also briefly cover teaching. Please include a Skype address in your application details as we normally contact selected applicants for initial discussions prior to shortlisting. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Bath to tour the Department and University, give an oral presentation to staff and research students, and attend a formal face-to-face, panel interview expected to be held on Thursday 12 October 2017. We would like the successful applicant to be in post as early as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor Tim Mays, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386528, Email:, or the Deputy Head of Department, Professor Tina Düren, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386349,

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Female applicants are particularly welcome as the Department aims to improve the present gender balance within academic staff.