Regius Professor of Chemistry

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
18 Sep 2017
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17 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Liverpool 
Appointment of Regius Professor of Chemistry 

Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, the University of Liverpool is a comprehensive university with global reach, whose activities are rooted in world-leading research excellence and reflects the dynamics of the knowledge economy. Led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer, the University is entering an exciting period of strategic development following the launch of their Strategy 2026, as it seeks to enhance its dynamic reputation and performance in a rapidly evolving higher education environment. The University is now looking to appoint its first Regius Professor of Chemistry. 

The title of Regius Professorship is a rare and prestigious academic title bestowed by the Sovereign to recognise exceptionally high quality research. The University of Liverpool was awarded the Regius Professorship in Chemistry in 2016 as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. The inaugural Regius Professor will join a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications. He or she will have access to the excellent research facilities which Liverpool offers, including the Materials Innovation Factory, established via a £68m partnership between the university and Unilever with support from HEFCE. 

The University of Liverpool is seeking an outstanding and committed scholar in Chemistry who will relish the opportunity to promote the subject within a strongly supportive academic environment. This person will maintain the reputation of Liverpool as among the leading universities in this field, both through publications and through the education of students from undergraduate to doctoral level. The Regius Professorship celebrates the increasingly important role of academic research in driving growth and improving productivity; the role is designed to give an outstanding academic the opportunity to build on the Department of Chemistry’s world-leading research in fields that address major scientific challenges. The successful candidate will be an internationally leading scholar, in any area of chemistry.

Applications in the fields of medicinal chemistry, catalysis or electrochemistry and nanoscale devices are especially welcome. This person will play an active role in encouraging the research and teaching of other colleagues in the field. 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to the University of Liverpool on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code WLID. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 17 October 2017.