Chair and Director of Energy Lancaster

Lancaster University
September 30, 2023
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Chair and Director of Energy Lancaster

Faculty of Science & Technology Closing Date: Saturday 30 September 2023 Interview Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023 Reference: 0837-23

The Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) engages in world-leading research that makes a demonstrable difference to the economy and society. Our Faculty wide research centre, Energy Lancaster , brings together expertise in a wide range of energy-related fields from across the research community within FST.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director to lead Energy Lancaster into its next phase.

Formed in 2010, Energy Lancaster (EL) brings together world-leading expertise based at Lancaster in a wide range of research fields spanning the entire energy ecosystem (demand, supply, storage and disposal) as well as their environmental and social impacts. Working with global, regional, and local organisations, Energy Lancaster is addressing the urgent societal challenges around decarbonization, sustainability and the security of energy supplies to support the world's energy needs.

As the Director of Energy Lancaster, you will lead the development and delivery of the University's research strategy in energy-related areas. You will lead, stimulate, and undertake externally funded research in areas related to Energy, complementing and enhancing existing activities at Lancaster. You will work with the Energy Lancaster community and others within the University to nurture a mutually supportive research culture. You will also identify and develop opportunities for new areas of Energy-related research and build effective networks to support the successful delivery of the University strategy and enhance Lancaster's reputation in Energy and related areas.

We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Faculty, and supporting family-friendly, flexible and agile working policies on an individual basis. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Lancaster University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the main UK league tables (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, The Guardian University Guide 2023, and The Complete University Guide 2023). The University is ranked 122nd (and 15th in the UK) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and is in the global top 50 universities for international outlook. As a Faculty, in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), over 90% of our research activity was rated as world- leading and internationally excellent.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss their interest informally with the Executive Dean, Professor Peter Atkinson (p.[email protected]) or Associate Dean for Research, Professor Nicholas Race ([email protected]).

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