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 comprises more than 125 academic staff, 1,700 undergraduate students, and 640 postgraduate students. 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: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (L/SL) in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on Water Engineering.

The successful candidate will be internationally prominent in Chemical/Environmental Engineering (or will demonstrate strong potential to be so). The L/SL will undertake teaching duties in Chemical Engineering, carry out fundamental and applied research with a focus on treatment of industrial waters and water management in industrial processes (e.g. systems modelling, separation processes, and biological treatment), and be expected to attract significant external research income. The L/SL will also be a member of the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE), which is presently enhancing its water-related research activities via the Centre for Water Engineering.

The level of appointment for the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer post will be determined by the selection panel.

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 informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact the Head of School, Prof. Hugh McCann at +44 (0)131 650 5566, or, Director of Discipline for Chemical Engineering, Prof. Stefano Brandani, +44 (0)131 651 9030, or, or Prof. Alistair Borthwick, Head of the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, at +44 (0)131 650 5588, or

This post is full time and open ended. The post is available from July 2018.

The closing date is Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 5pm (GMT)

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Discipline of Chemical Engineering celebrated the achievement of our first cohort of MSc graduands, who received their degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering during the School of Engineering Graduation Ceremony on November 30, 2017, at the recently renovated McEwan Hall.

Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc Graduates on steps in front of McEwan Hall with programme directors


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