Chair in Sustainable Materials

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of international renown to provide academic leadership in Sustainable Materials.

For the Chair in Sustainable Materials, we are seeking a senior colleague who has a clear vision for their research, who is establishing or has established a strong international reputation in their field and who can join the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Sheffield in a leadership role. The chair will establish a world leading research programme in Sustainable Materials, current interests of the department lie in the areas of materials circularity, sustainable energy materials and materials informatics. However, while applications in these areas are welcomed, the search is intended to identify the candidate best able to support and develop the interests and capabilities of the Department, Faculty and University, widely interpreted. When appointed the successful candidate will have access to world-class facilities available to the University though the Henry Royce Institute and housed in the Harry Brearley Building.

Our Department is a recognised leader in the fundamental scientific exploration of materials which underpin sustainable engineering solutions that positively benefit our planet. As a Professor here, you would be joining one of the top Materials Departments in the country: ranked 1st in the UK for Research Environment (REF 2021), 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2022), top 5 in the country for best university for Materials (Guardian League Tables, 2022) and consistently one of the top in the Russell Group of UK Universities for graduate prospects for materials.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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