Professor in Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£62,727 - £72,692 per annum 
07 May 2021
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences
Professor in Engineering
Paisley Campus
Salary range: £62,727 - £72,692 per annum  
Full-Time (Permanent); 35 hours per week 

The School of Engineering, Computing and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland invites applications for the position of Professor in Engineering with research interests in Renewable Energy and Sustainability. 

The University of the West of Scotland is a leading modern University driving an ambitious strategy for high quality teaching and research. Its world-class research in Engineering is underpinned with award winning Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and spin-out activities including the multiple-award-winning Novosound Ltd and the KTP project with Phoenix Instinct Ltd, as winner of the global Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge. We have recently secured funding under the Innovative and Collaborative Research Partnerships Grants with Pakistan UK Education Gateway with British Council on advanced energy harvesters and energy storage devices for self-powered flexible energy systems.

Engineering at UWS has a long tradition of applied research through model collaborations with industry and a richness in knowledge exchange activities. We lead and engage in globally-impactful research in our commitment to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) through knowledge exchange, commercialisation and leading-edge education.

Our Institute of Engineering & Energy Technologies (IEET) is engaged in the broad themes of materials and mechanics, energy and environment, construction and built environment and engineering process management which are aligned to the key themes of the UWS Strategy 2025, the Scottish and UK government strategic priorities, and Horizon Europe mission. Our commitment to addressing UN SDGs allows us to target potential impacts such as addressing climate change and cultural heritage, renewable energy technologies, sensors for better mitigation efforts in infrastructure and monitoring, water purification.

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 includes Computing and Physical Sciences programmes offering access to high quality computing and state-of-the-art software systems as well as tried and tested in-demand technologies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious applicant to lead the development of our research and enterprise activities in the area of Renewable Energy and Sustainability. With an outstanding and substantial record of accomplishment of published research outputs, aligned with significant successful external funding to support this research, the applicant will establish high value research and commercial activities leading areas and demonstrate willingness to 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. 

Based at our Paisley campus, travel between campus locations is expected as well as to our international partners. Scotland boasts some of the most stunning countryside and coastline for outdoor and family life. Paisley is close to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, with its rich heritage and vibrant cultural life, and just minutes from the Glasgow International airport and 30 minutes from Prestwick 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 Carl Schaschke, Dean School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences by e-mail to 

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

Closing Date: 10 June 2021 
Interview Date: 28 June 2021 

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.