Professor of Industrial Decarbonisation

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University of Bath

Professor of Industrial Decarbonisation

Job title Professor of Industrial Decarbonisation

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Grade Competitive Package

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311 (Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer)

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 20 November 2023

Closing date Monday 15 January 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11208


The Bath Institute for Sustainability (IfS) is recruiting a new Professor of Industrial Decarbonisation to lead the industrial decarbonisation research strand in the University’s flagship research institute. The IfS brings together transdisciplinary expertise in tackling the most pressing climate and sustainability issues facing society. Critical to the future of industry in the UK, we need to decarbonise our industries, but more importantly make them sustainable and socially just.

Focusing on circularity of processes and systems, we seek to be smart with carbon - capturing it for reuse, understanding the impact of the circular economy over a wide range of resources, and creating new and innovative processes, materials and products. As such, the University is intending to invest further in industrial decarbonisation, focussing particularly in further growing critical mass the following research areas: Manufacturing, Energy, Food, Construction, Electrification, Digitalisation, Aerospace, Systems Engineering, Life-Cycle Assessment, Exploitation of AI and Electrochemical Processes. You will be a research leader in one or more of these fields.

Based in the Faculty of Engineering & Design, the appointed professor will lead research into the creation and management of people, products and processes for a decarbonized industry of the future.

This is a permanent, full-time role available from August 2024. For more information about this role please contact Professor Matthew Davidson at or Professor Tim Ibell at .

About you:

You will have a strong research and education background in a relevant engineering discipline, with a proven track record in growing a new area of scholarship. You will be an inspiring and innovative leader, demonstrating the ability to create, deliver and embed significant change solutions. You will have a record of attracting research funding to grow teams, and a record of disseminating high-quality publications worldwide.

You will be a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognising the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging your team to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will create a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

About us:

The University of Bath is presently University of the Year 2023, according to The Times / Sunday Times, and we are ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide. We have recently been awarded TEF Triple Gold.

The Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath hosts four departments: Architecture & Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. You will join one of these departments, according to the best fit. All are ranked in the top 10 in national league tables. Our Faculty hosts the new 70m IAAPS facility at the Bath Bristol Science Park, where clean mobility is the centrepiece challenge.

The Institute for Sustainability (IfS) brings together transdisciplinary expertise in tackling the most pressing climate and sustainability issues facing society. Our two key themes focus on Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Sustainable Systems .

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance , Visa Reimbursement , Interest-Free Loan .

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us UniofBath and UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 242609.