Associate Professor in Chemistry

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£51,799 per annum
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Chemistry

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £51,799 per annum
This post is full time and permanent at 1.0 FTE
Closing Date:   Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview Date:   Thursday 15 September 2022
Reference:  COS296B

The School of Chemistry at Lincoln has quickly established a strong position by developing an ambitious research agenda alongside its successful Employer-Engaged teaching programmes. We are seeking to substantially enhance our position across its key strategic areas of Chemistry and Forensic Science. Substantial investment has been realised in new research and teaching facilities and specialist support to create a dynamic and modern working environment for the School. The School’s taught portfolio includes central themes in Chemistry (BSc/MChem Chemistry and its variants, MSc programmes in Analytical Sciences, Energy Materials and Battery Science) and Forensic Science (BSc Forensic Science, BSc/MChem in Forensic Chemistry, and MSc programmes in Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology), delivered by interdisciplinary teams of academic and professional scientists with a reputation for inclusive and supportive working practice.

For this position, we are targeting individuals with the ability to develop our programmes in cutting-edge materials science and support our future research ambitions in functional materials for Clean Energy and Net Zero processes. Research in the School promotes inter-disciplinarity and aligns to three research groups: Advanced Functional Materials (e.g. energy capture and storage, electronic and optical materials, supramolecular and reticular materials, solid state materials and catalysis, formulation science), Innovative Analytical Methodologies (e.g. analytical and forensic chemistry, sensors, 2D- and 3D-imaging) and the Chemistry-Biology interface (e.g. green chemistry, drug discovery and development, forensic bioanalysis and toxicology, omic sciences). This position aligns to the University’s new £6.4m ERDF/GLLEP-funded centre for advanced engineering materials – The Bridge – supporting industries in the Greater Lincolnshire and Humber Estuary region. A commitment to working within multidisciplinary teams and an enthusiasm for developing cutting-edge research and its integration to teaching will be strong attributes in the successful candidate.

We are seeking applicants with a significant research track record and the potential for strong engagement with the School’s research groups, particularly Advanced Functional Materials. In addition, an ability to contribute strongly to the School's accredited programmes across chemistry and forensic science will be an advantage.

We strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups. The School of Chemistry is an Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder and the University of Lincoln is an equal-opportunities employer and an Athena SWAN Bronze Institution and rated Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. 

For informal enquiries, please contact for the attention of Professor Ian Scowen, Head of School.