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Lecturer in Sustainable Engineering

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £36,333 to £43,155 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 25 June 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 17 July 2023
Reference:  0410-23
Release Date:  Thursday 25 May 2023

Aston University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sustainable Engineering within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC), an integral pillar of the School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EPS). CEAC is internationally recognised for its thriving world-class research along with the quality of its graduates and record of graduate employability. The Department emphasises the close relationship between chemical engineering and chemistry in both its teaching and research. Principal research areas are in Polymers, Advanced Materials, Catalysis and Bioenergy, encompassed within our two EPS Research Institutes; Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR) and the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI). AIMR undertakes cutting-edge multidisciplinary research in biomaterials, polymers, inorganics, nanomaterials and bitumen. EBRI, with its own multi-million-pound premises on campus, focuses on biomass, bioenergy and catalysis research for a sustainable future.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience, demonstrable teaching excellence and a proven research track in the fields of sustainability and sustainable development, engineering for sustainable development, the circular economy, sustainable energy and energy systems, energy efficiency and decarbonisation, pathways to net zero, materials sustainability, and life cycle analysis. The role holder will also take responsibility for delivering high-quality teaching and will contribute to the planning, design, development and delivery of materials on our growing portfolio of programmes within the School of Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering.

The successful candidate must hold a first degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering or Science related discipline and a PhD in a cognate Engineering field. The successful candidate will participate fully in the teaching duties and research activity of the department, primarily in the MSc in Sustainable Engineering programme, and will be expected to lead and contribute to a number of related specialist modules at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels.

This role is offered as research & teaching. You can be in the early stages of your academic career, but you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and also evidence of high-quality research in the general area of Sustainable Engineering with a clear ambition to develop an internationally recognised research profile and portfolio.  

For further information about the current research in CEAC, please visit the following websites:

Please contact Dr Jiawei Wang (Head of CEAC, and Dr Panos Doss (Programme Director of MSc Sustainable Engineering, for an informal discussion about the role in the Department and teaching duty.

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