Chair in Chemical Engineering

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 1,700 undergraduate and 680 postgraduate students drawn from all over the world. We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Chemical Engineering by appointment to the following new position:

  • Chair in Chemical Engineering - augmented by 2 Lecturer appointments being advertised concurrently.

Applications are welcome from any area related to Chemical Engineering with a priority to applicants with main interest in reaction engineering/catalysis. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of Chemical Engineering degree programmes, and will be an internationally prominent Chemical Engineering researcher, demonstrating the ability to lead related research within the School and to win substantial external research funding.

The post is full-time and open-ended and the salary is on the Professorial scale. The culture of the School of Engineering and the University is open and diverse and we are committed to reflecting that in our appointment process.

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 the Director of the Discipline of Chemical Engineering, Prof Xianfeng Fan, on +44(0)131 6505678, or

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 5pm.

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