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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

School of Engineering
Salary:   £37,474 to £61,823
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1557-22

Two posts available, one Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, one Senior Lecturer/Reader in Chemical Engineering.

Applications are sought from candidates working in all areas of chemical engineering, particularly those offering interdisciplinary research experience in emerging areas including green energy and sustainable process engineering, renewable energy and energy storage, biotechnology and bioprocess engineering.

You should have a well evidenced track record of publishing internationally recognised research and of supporting your research program with external funding, or of clear potential to do so.

You will be enthused by the opportunity to mentor colleagues and to work as part of the team to raise even further the high reputation of Engineering at Lancaster University. To be appointed at Senior Lecturer/Reader level you must demonstrate sustained research funding, frequent internationally-recognised research outputs, and a clear potential for subject leadership.

The School of Engineering draws upon over five decades of excellence and innovation in engineering, and today is a thriving centre for research and education. We are now enjoying significant investment in staffing and physical resources and we welcome candidates with the vision to contribute to our ambitious expansion plan.   

We currently comprise over 70 research staff and we work across nuclear, chemical, robotics & control, electronics and materials engineering subject areas. In 2023 we will open our second purpose-built engineering building, with state-of-the-art experimental and laboratory facilities.

Lancaster University is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive HEIs with 91% of its research ranked as world leading or internationally excellent. The University was TEF Gold, Times/Sunday Times University of the Year (2018) and Times/Sunday Times International University of the Year (2020), recognising our ongoing commitment to both research and teaching and major investments in our campus and facilities.

We are committed to support family-friendly and flexible working policies, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

We are committed to ensuring diversity in our staff roster, and we particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic researchers.

Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a cover letter, academic CV, a research plan (maximum 2 pages) and a teaching statement (maximum 2 pages).

Informal enquiries before application can be directed to the Head of School, Professor Sarah Green ( or the Chemical Engineering Group Lead, Dr Basu Saha (

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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