Professor in Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£61,618 - £71,406
03 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences

Campus: Paisley (with travel to other locations)

Job Title: Professor in Engineering

Salary Scale: SS1 (£61,618 - £71,406)

The University of the West of Scotland is a leading edge modern University driving an ambitious strategy for high quality teaching and research with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace.  The School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences was established in 2018 to develop new opportunities of collaboration between strong subject areas.

Our Engineering courses are designed to align to industry needs and their delivery is supported by excellent on campus facilities.  Our degrees are professionally recognised and carry the opportunity to undertake practical, work based activity. These programmes sit within a School which additionally covers Computing and Physical Sciences programmes which offer access to high quality computing and state of the art software systems as well as tried and tested in demand technologies.

The successful candidate will lead the development of our research and enterprise activities in the area of Engineering significantly contributing to and leading our contribution to the next REF submission.  The School’s research is organised into a community of industry focused interdisciplinary research groups.  The successful applicant will establish high value research and commercial activities leading areas related in particular to mechanical, materials or energy related engineering and to collaborate with colleagues across all disciplines to enhance the impact of their research.

The post holder will have an outstanding and substantial track record of published research outputs, aligned with significant successful external funding to support this research.  The post holder will demonstrate willingness and an established ability to positively engage with our key internal and external stakeholders.  A key outcome area will be to mentor and contribute to the development of early career researchers to create a critical mass of research excellence.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead on strategic research and enterprise development as we move to the formulation of next stage of development.  The University of the West of Scotland offers and promotes a multidisciplinary academic environment and the successful candidate will embrace the opportunity to work across different disciplines.

The successful candidate will be based at our Paisley Campus with scheduled activities at our other campus locations and international partners. Scotland boasts some of the most stunning countryside and coastline for outdoor and family life.  We are close to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and just minutes from the International airport.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda.

Informal enquiries to Professor Ian Allison, Dean School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences on 0141 848 3914 or by e-mail to

Further information, including details of how to apply is available at

Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Interview Date Wednesday 24 October 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.