Professor of Energy Materials and Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£63,668 - £85,505 per annum depending on experience
19 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences
Campus: Paisley (with travel to other locations)
Professor of Energy Materials and Engineering
Salary £63,668 - £85,505 per annum depending on experience 
Full time, Permanent

THE POST – Professor of Energy Materials and Engineering

Due to a continued significant investment in our academic portfolio, the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences are seeking applications from appropriately experienced individuals to join the School’s Division of Engineering as Professor. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.  

The post holder will be required to lead the Division’s existing research, in and around sustainable engineering including energy-related areas like novel battery technologies, energy materials and energy engineering and develop further research areas and drive the School’s ambitious targets for research, knowledge exchange and research informed teaching excellence. The post holder will lead and manage a team of academics currently engaged in a variety of engineering research areas including in materials, renewable energy and sustainability. Therefore, a demonstrable breadth of collegiate activity across engineering disciplines would be advantageous.  

With a significant international reputation, the Professor will be responsible for contributing significantly to the Engineering Division and collaboratively across the School. They will be expected to contribute to teaching programmes at all levels and fulfil an active involvement in the leadership, management and strategic development of the Division and School as well as actively participate in the University Professoriate. A key outcome area will be to mentor and contribute to the development of early and mid-career researchers and continue to create a critical mass of research excellence.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Extensive experience as a scholar/researcher with an international reputation, in engineering.
  • Evidence of external engagement (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations).
  • Evidence of significant and continuous successful income generation from external funding bodies. 
  • Successful record of supervising doctoral research students to completion.
  • Significant higher education teaching experience in engineering, influencing change at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
The School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences offers industry-focussed teaching and research opportunities that deliver solutions to real-world problems. You will join an innovative and supportive team, playing a key role in driving forward our ambition to deliver transformational change, through outputs that have a tangible, early and positive impact on society across the globe. Our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, extensive expertise in research and development, and our robust collaborations with multinational companies across the world. The Engineering Division boasts industry standard laboratories for our Mechanical, Aircraft, Civil and Chemical Engineering academic staff and students, supported by a highly trained and motivated technical team. Find out more about our School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences. 

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 43 days of leave including public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

To discuss more about this opportunity please contact,  Julie Edgar, Dean of School - until 7th August or Dr Michele Cano, Head of Division from 8th August

Further information on the Professor vacancy can be found here, apply at

Closing Date:     Tuesday 30th August 2022
Interview Date:     Wednesday 14th September 2022

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.