Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Chemical Engineering

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £58,089 per annum, salary dependent upon experience
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering & Applied Science

Location:     Aston University Main Campus
Salary:     £33,199 to £58,089 per annum, salary dependent upon experience
Grade 8 to 10
Contract Type:     Continuing
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Saturday 5th January 2019
Reference:     R180540                                

Applications are invited for 2 academic posts in chemical engineering within the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC) Group, part of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Successful candidates are expected to be able to contribute to teaching across chemical engineering, including supervision of advanced design projects. For one of the posts, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with an ability to teach process control and process simulation topics at all levels. An interest in Chemical Engineering teaching at an overseas campus would be an advantage for one of the positions. The successful candidates will also be expected to develop a research portfolio consistent with the school’s strengths in bio-energy or materials and so relevant research experience in these areas would be desirable. The level of appointment will depend on candidate experience, skills and profile.

CEAC is recognised for its thriving world-class research along with the quality of its graduates and record of graduate employability. The Group emphasises the close relationship between chemical engineering and chemistry in both its teaching and research. Principal research areas are in Catalysis, Bio-energy, Polymers and Advanced Materials. We have recently had a multi-million investment both in our teaching and research facilities including £18 M in the new European Research Institute in Bio-energy (EBRI), which boasts excellent laboratory facilities for thermochemical, biological and catalysis research.

You must hold a first degree and PhD in Chemical Engineering. You will participate fully in the teaching duties of the Group as well as in its research activity.    

You can be in the early stages of your academic career but you must be able to demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching. You will also need to show evidence of high quality research in applied chemistry or chemical engineering and ambition to strategically develop an internationally recognised research portfolio that will support the school’s research strategy. 

For further information about the current research in CEAC, please visit the following websites:

Please contact Prof. Paul Topham for an informal discussion about the teaching or research element of the role (Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3413, and Prof. Patricia Thornley for an informal discussion about the research element of the role (