Chair of Chemical Engineering Technology and Director of the Chemical Engineering Discipline

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects all of the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 140, and with a body of over 1,700 undergraduate and 680 postgraduate students drawn from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding. We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Chemical Engineering by appointment to the following new position:

Chair of Chemical Engineering Technology

The person appointed will provide strategic leadership and management of teaching activity in the Chemical Engineering Discipline and will maintain and develop the international excellence of the School’s teaching in the Discipline. The Chair will be an internationally prominent Chemical Engineering researcher or practitioner, demonstrating the ability to lead related research within the School and to win substantial external research funding. The appointee will create and maintain a positive and collegiate environment within the Discipline and will therefore have ability to empower, enable, motivate and challenge, whilst respecting the consultative traditions of the School and University.

The post is full-time and open-ended and the salary is on the Professorial scale.

For an informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact the Head of School, Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh on +44 (0)131 650 5566, or or Prof. Dave Robertson, Head of the College of Science and Engineering on +44 (0)131 650 5754, or

Closing Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 5pm (GMT).

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