Theme Professor in Sustainability and the Environment

Portsmouth, Hampshire (GB)
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

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Research and Innovation Services

Theme Professor in Sustainability and the Environment

Employment type:  Permanent
Employment basis:  Full time
Competitive salary/ Remuneration will be in accordance with experience 
Post number: ZZ003615

Closing date: 08 December 2016 
Interview dates: 31st January & 1st February 2017

Professors to Lead and Develop Interdisciplinary Thematic Areas

‘Investing in pioneering interdisciplinary research, innovation and education’.

At the University of Portsmouth, we are investing in research and innovation that addresses global challenges.

Within your chosen thematic area you will find existing strength and passion in our highly rated research teams across many disciplinary areas. You will possess the strategic vision to lead one of these themes forward to deliver our mission of creating, sharing and applying globally significant research and innovation that makes a real difference to individuals and to society.

You will be someone who can play a significant role in our future success and add to our reputation as a leading UK university. You will have a successful track record in a research and innovation field relevant to one of our Themes and have demonstrated your ability to build partnerships, effective teams and work across academic disciplines. You will currently hold a Professorial position or have equivalent experience and can envision the future direction of research and innovation in your chosen field; you are excited to take others with you.

The opportunities for you:

  • You will lead a new Theme at the heart of the research and innovation strategy of our growing global organisation.
  • You will lead the development of the interdisciplinary Theme, whilst continuing your own research specialism, and you will direct the development of a power-house of research and innovation activity.
  • You will collaborate with academic partners and user groups to deliver potentially transformative research impact, from their own research and that of the wider Theme.
  • You will play a key role in enhancing the University’s reputation for quality research, innovation and education.

Other areas for which we are currently recruiting Theme Professors are: Security and Risk, Health and Wellbeing, Future and Emerging Technologies, Democratic Citizenship.

To apply, please submit a full CV and covering letter (no more than three pages), summarising your proven ability related to the person and job specification, to

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.