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Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (Maternity Cover)

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £50,296 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade 8 or 9
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 31 December 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 18 January 2022
Reference:  R210522
Release Date:  Friday 26 November 2021

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (Maternity Cover) 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 multidisciplinary cutting-edge 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.

You must hold a first degree in Chemical Engineering or an appropriate Science related discipline and a PhD in a Chemical Engineering related field. You will participate fully in the teaching duties of the Department as well as in its research activity.

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 Chemical Engineering areas with a clear ambition to develop an internationally recognised research activity.  

Candidates with an ability to teach process control at all levels are particularly sought.

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

Please contact Dr Jiawei Wang for an informal discussion about the role in the Department (Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3634, email:

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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