Teaching Fellow / Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Engineering and Computing
Paisley (with travel to other locations as required)
Teaching Fellow / Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Grade AC2: £35,550 to £42,418 or Grade AC3: £42,418 to £47,722
Full-time, Permanent

The School of Engineering and Computing at University of the West of Scotland UWS is a well-established internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre. The School’s Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Subject Group is seeking to strengthen its teaching and research expertise through the appointment of a Teaching Fellow / Lecturer in Chemical Engineering.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development, delivery and management of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and programmes in Chemical Engineering, as well as contributing to the other relevant engineering teaching within the School.

The prospective candidate should have a professionally accredited good first degree in Chemical Engineering and be qualified to PhD level in Chemical Engineering. Full membership of an appropriate professional body such as the IChemE and HEA is desirable. The successful candidate will have experience in module leadership and if possible, programme leadership in chemical engineering. They should aspire to take a lead role in developing new innovative teaching practice within the Chemical Engineering related subject areas.

Relevant research and/or industrial experience in one or more of the fields of process design, process simulation, process safety, process control, or biochemical engineering would be a distinct advantage. Experience with recent developments in these areas with evidence of a proven track record of sustained high quality publications in the leading journals in these fields is an essential requirement for the post. In addition, verifiable industrial experience of one of these fields gained in an international or nationally leading chemical process establishment is highly desirable.

UWS is a forward looking modern institution and special attention will be given to applicants who can demonstrate credible evidence of their ability to advance research in one or more of the areas identified as the new challenges for the sector of sustainable energy, water, and food provisions as well as wellbeing. The successful applicant should proactively collaborate with colleagues across all disciplines to enhance the impact of their research and their contribution to UWS research development and ultimate impact in the REF process.

This position will be based at our Paisley Campus with some scheduled activities at the new Lanarkshire Campus (open September 2018). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to our outreach activities promoting STEM subjects and our international academic activities as required.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda. 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact the Chemical Engineering Programme Leader Dr Zaki El-Hassan, School of Engineering and Computing (Tel: 0141 8483216; email: 

Further information and details on how to apply are available at

Closing date for applications: 7th June 2018

Interview Date: 2nd July 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. 

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.