Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry
Responsible to: Executive Dean, Faculty of Science
Grade: Grade 10
Contract Type: Fixed-term Head of Department role for 5 years and thereafter a Professorial role within the Department.
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Salary Range: Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher based on experience)
Closing Date: 15 June 2020 at 12 pm midnight (Please note, late applications will be accepted, however may not be considered.)
Start Date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 October 2020, but this is negotiable
The Department of Chemistry at Durham University seeks to appoint an accomplished individual to the role of Professor and Head of Department. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests intersect and complement those of colleagues already in the Department. Research in the Department broadly covers the themes of: Manufacturing the Future; New Materials; and Bio-Economy. Specific research activities are grouped under: bioactive chemistry and synthesis; catalysis and sustainable processes; computational chemistry and dynamics; functional molecules and materials; physical organic chemistry and assembly; soft matter and interfaces.
Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Chemistry, broadly understood, with the ability to take a leading role in the development of the Department's research and teaching, and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. As Head of Department and Chair of the Board of Studies they will further develop and implement the Department's strategy to enhance research and educational excellence.
The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process and, as Head of Department, maintaining and enhancing this environment will be a crucial responsibility.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.