Position type:

Full time


£50,132 to £63,011

10 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-1148519EB

Following the University Executive Board’s commitment to investing in the establishment of Chemical Engineering in the University of Southampton, building upon and complementing the University’s internationally leading Schools of Engineering and Chemistry, applications are invited from candidates with a proven track record of education, research and leadership to this new post to lead the development of the programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Chemical Engineering will sit within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, with strong interactions across both Chemistry and Engineering. 

You will have a strong vision for Chemical Engineering and the commitment to influence and shape the education programmes as well as to contribute strongly to our research profile in Chemical Engineering.       

It is essential you  have a proven track record in education and research, with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and to secure external research funding. Experience of programme validation and accreditation and a record of sustaining an internationally leading research activity in an area that complements the existing themes in the Faculty are essential. Strong industrial links, educational experience and/or programme development are desirable. You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline.

The position is available from September 2019

The appointee will benefit from the University's recent and ongoing investment in infrastructure across the campus to underpin its strategic priorities, including major investment in Chemistry, and to enable delivery of innovative new collaborative and interdisciplinary research and education agendas. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Gill Reid (email:; tel.: +44 (0)23 8059 3609) or Professor David Richards (email: tel.: +44 (0)23 8059 2848

Applications should be made via the on-line portal and include (i) application form, (ii) Curriculum Vitae, (iii a statement describing your most significant achievements and a concise summary of your research and education experience and future plans relevant to this post, (v) names and contact details of three independent referees. (Our online application process will prompt you to include all the above).

The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN silver award. We promote equality and value diversity and encourage applications from underrepresented communities.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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