Associate Professor in Chemistry

Southampton, United Kingdom
£51,799 to £65,107 Per annum
25 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
27 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Catalysis & Flow

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £51,799 to £65,107 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 27 May 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1788822EB

Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology

This is an opportunity to make your mark in a research-led School of Chemistry that has all the resources you would expect following a huge, multimillion pound investment. Not only that, but you will be joining a team that is focused on developing sustainable and innovative approaches to chemical understanding - advancing organic chemistry and/or chemical biology in their broadest sense.

Are you an expert in organic chemistry or chemical biology with an established research programme? Have you secured grants to support the kind of distinctive work that is recognised both nationally and internationally? Are you looking to take the next step towards a full professorship?

As an Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology with us, you will adopt fresh approaches to address some of the issues that are affecting our planet, planning and coordinating a broad research programme in an area of recognised excellence for the University. You will act as the principal investigator on a range of projects, taking responsibility for defining original research objectives, developing and managing staff, and attracting funding through making bids. 

We will also look to you to contribute to developing our national and international reputation for research, and the enhancement of learning and teaching practice. You will regularly disseminate your findings through leading peer-reviewed publications, major conferences, and/or public engagement events. Alongside this, you will make an active contribution to the development of the School's teaching and learning activities, delivering teaching in Organic Chemistry of the highest quality to all levels through lectures, tutorials, practical laboratories and seminars.  

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of universities worldwide – a reflection of our exceptional reputation for world-class teaching and student experience, and a culture of progressive research where new knowledge is created and used to change the world for the better. Within our School, we combine teaching and research to transform scientific understanding, and in doing so, we help our students to broaden their horizons. 

To succeed in this role, you should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, with your work appearing in top quality publications. You will be adept at securing grants, with an established track record of delivering against your research agenda.  You are someone who will relish the chance to work collaboratively to deliver research and teaching outcomes spanning a range of areas and academic disciplines.

It is central to our school ethos to provide all our staff and students with a diverse, inclusive and creative working environment where they can progress and flourish without barriers. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Silver Award (held since 2015) that recognises our commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering, we welcome applications from female candidates and candidates from under-represented minority ethnic backgrounds. We will help you find a good work/life balance with flexible working hours and we also offer an exceptional benefits package, with access to onsite childcare facilities, a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts.

Committed to providing a forward-thinking education and developing your skills in a world class environment? Then get in touch. For more information, please contact Prof. David Harrowven ( and Prof. Sumeet Mahajan (

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 contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1788822EB on all correspondence.