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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering

School of Engineering

Location:  Medway Campus
Salary:  £40,927 to £60,022 per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 18 July 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 29 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3296

The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are widely recognised for their academic quality, innovation and close ties to the industries in which our graduates work. We aim to ensure that we equip our graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace upon graduation and throughout their professional careers.

The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. The successful candidate will take an important role in the delivery of teaching and research in this area. Applicants must have the potential, or proven ability, to develop internationally recognised research, have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  We are looking for applicants with experience in Chemical Engineering with teaching knowledge in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Process Design: systems thinking and sustainable design.
  • Development and running of design exercises
  • Safety in the Process Industries
  • Engineering of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG, e.g. Pharma, Food, Cosmetics)
  • Biochemical Engineering

Preference will be given to candidates who combine excellence in teaching with demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary engineering research that will expand and complement the School of Engineering’s research strengths. A particular and growing strength of the school is food engineering.  However, we are equally interested by sustainable and renewable energy generation and storage solutions. Applicants with these skills will be welcomed.  However, all other areas of research will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Kyriakos Porfyrakis by email:  

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 



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