Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Bath, Somerset
Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722
12 Jul 2018

Salary: Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Placed On: Thursday 05 July 2018

Closing Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018

Reference: CT5977

Inspirational applicants are sought for an open-ended, full-time Lecturer (Assistant Professor) post in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, UK. This is integral to the successful operation and development of Chemical Engineering at Bath. The post is in the ‘biological’ space of modern Chemical Engineering, including biotechnology and biochemical / biomedical / bioprocess engineering.

You will be a highly ambitious PhD graduate, with a good first degree in Chemical Engineering or a very closely related discipline. You will have a growing publications record and international reputation appropriate to your career stage, and be able to make significant and sustained scholarly contributions to the Department based on research excellence and integrity that fit mainly in the Centre for Integrated Bioprocess Research that is being established in the Department. Potential for winning and delivering on research grants – including those with industrial relevance and impact – and successful supervision of research students and staff, is expected. Capability and willingness to teach Chemical Engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including in design), and to contribute to academic management and leadership, are also expected.

The successful applicant will work in a progressive and successful academic environment, and will benefit from the collaborative and well-established Department and Faculty system at the University. This is supported by a strong mentoring environment in the Department, and the University’s professional development programme for new 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

In addition to the on-line application form please include a full and up-to-date CV together with a 4pp max outline of plans for the post. This outline will focus on research (including funding sources), but should also cover teaching. Please include a Skype address in your application, as we might contact applicants for initial, informal discussions prior to shortlisting. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet staff and students, tour the Department and University, give an oral presentation to staff and research students, and attend a formal face-to-face interview on 11 September 2018. 

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor Tim Mays (Tel: +44 (0)1225 386528, Email: t.j.mays@bath.ac.uk) or the Deputy Head of Department, Professor Tina Düren (Tel: +44 (0)1225 386349, Email: t.duren@bath.ac.uk).

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 we aim to improve the present gender balance within academic and teaching staff. This was recognised recently with the Department’s receipt of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.