Professor of Environmental Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£67,071 to £130,232 Per annum
28 May 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £67,071 to £130,232 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 June 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1381721DA

Build on our international reputation with yours

Forge new links between environmental and chemical engineering as you build your international profile.

Do you want to take your expertise in environmental engineering to the next level? Are you ready for a high-profile role promoting interdisciplinary collaboration? Then the University of Southampton’s Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering is the ideal place to make a difference. A world-renowned centre for Education, Research and Enterprise, we have brand new, world-class facilities and a vibrant 50-strong departmental academic community. Civil Engineering at Southampton was ranked #1 and #2 in the UK this year by the Guardian and the Times Good University Guides respectively.  Meanwhile, the wider Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences was ranked top in research power in the UK for General Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.

As an established leader in the field of Environmental Engineering, you will develop the University of Southampton’s national and international reputation in sustainable bioresources, bioenergy and environmental pollution control, waste and water/wastewater. Your expertise will complement our recently established MSc and MEng Chemical Engineering programmes and the development of our new environmental laboratories at the Future Towns Innovation Hub, UoS Science Park

Taking on this strategically important position, you will further develop and exploit synergies between Environmental and Chemical Engineering. The post is strongly aligned with existing UK R&D funding for more sustainable futures including carbon capture and utilisation, integrated energy systems and the circular bio-economy. Southampton hosts the BBSRC-funded Environmental Biotechnology Network and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, offering opportunities for further linkages.

You will have strong track-record of interdisciplinary collaboration with new developments in biosciences and biotechnology, and an interest in the engineering challenges of technology translation and application, including scale-up of these highly interactive systems. Strong links with the water and/or energy industry are expected.

You will need a PhD (or equivalent professional qualifications and experience) in environmental engineering, and an extensive record of leading, publishing and presenting innovative research. Fellowship of the HEA would be expected due to your past involvement in the development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well a proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding. Highly organised, with strong communication skills, you’ll have a track record in managing and motivating others.

The post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

In return we help you shape a role that’s uniquely tailored to your interests and lifestyle. As a university with an Athena SWAN silver award, we are recognised for our commitment to improving equality for all in science and engineering.  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme, and a range of discounts.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy. *

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1381721DA on all correspondence.