Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Circular Economy

Surrey, United Kingdom
£43,413 to £63,674 per annum
21 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Location: Guildford
Salary: £43,413 to £63,674 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 30 January 2023
Reference: 091322

Do you want to join an expanding team of visionary thinkers driving the frontiers of sustainability, at a University that is making major investments in sustainability?

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), part of the new School of Sustainability and Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE) at the University of Surrey, is seeking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who will apply systems approaches to the challenge of achieving just transitions towards sustainability, and who is committed to innovative and high quality learning.

CES is an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary centre of excellence on sustainable development, which enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research, teaching and strong links with industry. CES underpins the formation of the University of Surrey’s new pan-university Institute for Sustainability, demonstrating the University’s commitment to interdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching.

The University is launching a new BSc in Environment and Sustainability in September 2023. This BSc is an innovative inter-disciplinary degree with core modules taught by CES staff and elective modules drawn from across the wider university. Appointees will take a leading role in delivering the new programme and will help to shape its teaching, including developing new, innovative teaching materials and approaches, and welcoming its first cohort of students.

This post is for a research & teaching Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: the focus for this post will be on systems thinking and approaches for sustainability and circular economy, with expertise and interests in some areas of AI & digitalisation, systems analysis, planning and optimisation tools and methods, socio-techno-economic analysis, integrated metrics (such as SDG progress monitoring). The poster holder is expected to work closely with Professor Jin Xuan on daily basis and join the Circular Economy Research Group led by Professor Xuan. The Group is leading the National UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy (£4.5 million). As part of a £30 million strategic government investment it is playing a key role in helping the UK to reduce waste and the environmental impacts of production and consumption and creating opportunities for new UK industries.

The appointee will have a proven track record of publishing world-class research and a strong commitment to teaching. They will complement CES’s existing expertise in systems analysis and build on CES’s multi-disciplinary approach which gives due prominence to social sciences as well as technology, and multi-sectoral approaches and sectoral crossovers, such as the energy-water-food nexus.

The appointee will benefit from priority access to PhD studentships and other support for early career academics through the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences and the University’s Doctoral College.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the week of 6th February 2023. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Richard Murphy, Director of the Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Applicants should submit a CV and a two page application on how they would contribute to research, innovation and teaching at Surrey. The CV and application should address the selection criteria.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.