Professor and Head of Department Chemical Engineering

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary, starting from £71,050 per annum
19 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS)

Professor and Head of Department Chemical Engineering

Position no:12749 -1                      

Competitive Salary, starting from £71,050 per annum.

Plus £5,000p.a. HoD allowance for first 4 years.

Full time, permanent

The College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences (CEDPS) is seeking an inspirational leader and world-class academic to spearhead the future growth of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Brunel University London. The Department was set up in 2018 and has developed brand new laboratories and equipment to support the teaching and research. Besides providing PhD programme by research, the department is offering taught courses of BEng, MEng and MSc in Chemical Engineering with their forward-looking curricula prepared according to the IChemE accreditation guidance.

As the Head of the Department, the post holder will be responsible for leading the department’s future growth by

  • Providing inspirational leadership in Departmental operations
  • Taking responsibility for delivery of Departmental goals and targets
  • Leading development and effective delivery of Chemical Engineering programmes and enhancing student experience
  • Developing long-term interdisciplinary collaborations with public, private and the third sector, including national and international bodies
  • Promoting departmental reputation and recognition

Applicants must have demonstrated experience of the development and leadership of chemical engineering education. Applicants must also have a substantial national and international research profile and will be expected to produce high-quality research and to gain external research grants that contribute to the research profile of the Department.

We welcome applicants who are female or who are from other under-represented groups within the field of Chemical Engineering Research and Higher Education. However, this role is open to all and the position will be awarded to the best candidate.  The role of Head of Department will be for four years from appointment, with the post-holder either reverting to a substantive post in the Department of Chemical Engineering or continuing as Head of Department by mutual agreement with the University.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Hua Zhao, Vice-Provost and Dean of the College (

Closing date for applications: 5 November 2021

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Brunel University London is fully committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive workforce culture. We support flexible working. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under- represented in our workforce.