Professor in Electrical Power Systems Engineering / Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering

Durham, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £64,606
12 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
01 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Department of Engineering

Grade 7/8/10: - Please see advert
Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 01-May-2021, 6:59:00 AM 

Salary Grade: Professor (grade 10) - competitive salary based on our Professorial pay scales (starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher, based on experience)

Assistant Professor (grade 8) - £41,526 - £49,553
Assistant Professor (grade 7) - £33,797 - £40,322

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Closing date: 19 April 2021 at midnight (GMT)

Preferred start date:  Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 November 2021

Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.  We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

As part of Durham University, you’ll be working with exceptional minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer, the big questions. Access to leading edge facilities and being an active contributor to the global research and university community means you’ll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world’s best research institutions, organisations and businesses. All this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women. We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

The Role

The Department of Engineering at Durham University is currently undergoing a period of strategic growth and is looking to fill nine new academic posts across a range of specialisations at various academic levels. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals with research and teaching interests in the following area:

  • Assistant Professor grade 7/8 in Electrical Engineering 
  • Professor grade 10 iElectrical Power Systems Engineering

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, unified Engineering Department which is recognised as being one of the very best in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. In the REF2014 exercise, 90% of the Engineering outputs were graded 3* or 4*, and Durham was ranked 4th in the UK for impact in the General Engineering unit of assessment. The Department is committed to an ethos of research-led teaching at all levels of our taught programmes. Durham University was ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2021, 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and 7th in The Complete University Guide 2021 for General Engineering. We were ranked 2nd in Engineering behind only Cambridge, in a recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the difference in graduate earnings by UK university choice.

The Engineering Department demonstrates significant depth of research excellence across a range of disciplines, with activities that are currently concentrated around three Research Challenge areas (https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/engineering/research/), namely Sustainable Infrastructure, Future Energy Systems and Advanced Materials, Electronics and Communications. We are particularly proud of the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of our research, which also includes strong industrial partnerships. This recruitment campaign strives to bolster our existing Research Challenges, and potentially establish a new Research Challenge in the area of Bioengineering.  Opportunities exist to make multiple appointments in one or more of the engineering specialisations included in this advert. We are a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our Athena Swan Bronze award.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have already achieved Chartered Engineering status. As a minimum, if not already professionally qualified, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability and desire to become Chartered.

Please click on the Job Titles below to access the full job description, which details the Essential and Desirable Criteria, along with instructions on how to apply.

Assistant Professor grade 7/8 in Electrical Engineering 

Professor grade 10 iElectrical Power Systems Engineering

Please state in your cover letter which post you are applying for.

DBS Requirement: Not Applicable.