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Lecturer or Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Closing date
14 May 2024

Chemical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2679824EB

The University of Southampton welcomes applications for a position in Chemical Engineering at Lecturer or Associate Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates with a major focus on the application of computational tools, who may or may not combine that focus with practical work. The successful candidate will strengthen our thriving research culture within the triple helix strategy of the University, which emphasises cross-fertilisation between research, education and enterprise. Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and a top 15 UK research-intensive university.

Committed to excellence in all we do, we're growing and investing in our research and people.  With particular focus on four key impact themes chosen to build on our existing strengths and to address the most complex societal and environmental challenges: Artificial Intelligence, sustainability and resilience, decarbonisation and engineering better health, this role is integral to our aim of making a lasting difference.

Research areas of interest include:

  • Data driven tools in chemical engineering for industry 4.0.
  • Digital twin for process optimisation, control, and integration.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to chemical engineering.
  • Process systems engineering for sustainable chemical manufacturing.
  • Applications of modelling and data analytics in healthcare, energy, and food sectors.

About the role

You will build/maintain an internationally recognised independent research programme. You will contribute to the School in a leadership, research, enterprise and educational capacity.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Clear plans to build an ambitious independent research programme.
  • Potential to raise external research funding from UK research councils, EU, charities and industry.
  • An ability to inspire and support students and colleagues.
  • Commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion.

What we can offer you

  • A collegiate research-led School. Chemical Engineering programmes have been launched in Southampton from the School of Chemistry and we are developing a highly integrated research environment between the two disciplines.
  • A collaborative and enterprising culture across the School and University.
  • Free access to sector-leading high performance computing (Iridis 6 25,000 AMD cores from 2024; Iridis 5 will run alongside) and a university commitment to maintain that sector-leading position (Iridis 7 is in planning).

The University values diversity and equality, and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We are holders of the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award 2022, and institutional and departmental Athena SWAN silver awards. We recognise that employees may need working patterns that fit with caring responsibilities. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.

Interviews will take place in person in Southampton, which is an hour from central London by train and has an international airport alongside beautiful surroundings on the south coast and in the New Forest. Find out more about the University and city here.

If you need advice about your suitability to the posts, you are encouraged to contact the Head of School, Professor Andrew Hector, for further details.

To discover more about the key impact themes and the exciting opportunities on offer visit our campaign site

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