Professor/Associate Professor in Polymer Chemistry

Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Life Sciences
Professor/Associate Professor in Polymer Chemistry
Ref HLS16/56

Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: Professor – Competitive; Associate Professor - £49,772 – £55,998    

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. At Northumbria, we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of science and technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation. Working in the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of polymer chemistry, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include undertaking research to produce quality academic outputs, designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching provision, and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject area.

Polymer chemistry is an established aspect of the Department’s research and teaching portfolio, and is an essential part of our RSC accredited BSc and MChem programmes. The department has recently refurbished synthetic and analytical chemistry research laboratories, and teaching facilities. It also possess its own high-performance computing cluster for modelling and simulation.

The Department has particular strengths in analytical and synthetic chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary research with biology, engineering, art and design, with a record of success in industrially focussed research co-funded by InnovateUK/RCUK. Northumbria’s chemistry academics were a significant part of the University’s success in the recent REF exercise, placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK universities for research power.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree in chemistry and be qualified to PhD level in polymer chemistry. They should have subject expertise in polymer chemistry, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching, possess an excellent publication profile and show a track record of income generation from a range of funders. Applicants with an interest in collaboration across discipline boundaries are encouraged to apply.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor John Dean, Head of Subject, via email at  For more information about the Department, please visit our homepage -

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 6th August 2017