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Chair of Chemical Engineering Technology and Director of the Chemical Engineering Discipline

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Competitive Salary on Professorial Scale
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931319
  • Sector: Education

Job description Date posted: 16/08/2019


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Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019

Competitive Salary on Professorial Scale

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects all of the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 140, and with a body of over 1,700 undergraduate and 680 postgraduate students drawn from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding, with our current research grant awards total over £75 million, and new awards in 2017-2018 totalling £27.5 million.

We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Chemical Engineering and are looking to appoint to a new position of Chair of Chemical Engineering Technology and Director of the Chemical Engineering Discipline. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and management of teaching activity in the Chemical Engineering Discipline and will maintain and develop the international excellence of the School’s teaching in chemical engineering. The Chair will also provide intellectual vision and strategic direction for research, working in close collaboration within one of our seven Research Institutes.

You will already be an internationally prominent Chemical Engineering researcher or practitioner with a successful track record of leadership and management in academia and/or industry. You will have experience of winning research funding and of delivering excellent research outcomes, including collaborative research with industry. You will be required to create and maintain a positive and collegiate environment within the Discipline and will therefore have proven ability to empower, enable, motivate and challenge, whilst respecting the consultative traditions of the School and University.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit the Veredus website, quoting reference number 931319.

The University of Edinburgh is committed to promoting equality and diversity among our staff and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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