Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering - Cold Economy - School of Chemical Engineering - 97507 - Grade 8/9

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

July 4, 2021

Description

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering - Cold Economy - School of Chemical Engineering - 97507 - Grade 8/9 - (210000XY)

Description

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING – COLD ECONOMY – 97507

School of Chemical Engineering

For Lecturers (Grade 8) - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,533 with potential progression once in post to £55,750;

For Senior Lecturers (Grade 9) - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,034 to £59,135 with potential progression once in post to £77,108

Full-time/Permanent

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Closing Date: 4 July 2021

Interviews to be held over two days on 20th and 21st July 2021

ROLE PURPOSE

The overall roles within this post are:

• To initiate and conduct international-quality research in novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation, and to bring originality and new research directions. It is expected that the candidate will bring in significant research funding from RCUK, Innovate UK, Industry and international funding organisations. • To develop and deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, particularly the MSc programmes in cleaning and sustainable cooling, in line with the School's teaching strategy and to participate in the School's overall contribution to the University. • To seek knowledge transfer and business engagement opportunities to support the sustainable development of novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation.

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Lecturer

Research

To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship by publication in high quality peer reviewed academic journals in any of the below areas including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations, book chapters and/or consultancy projects: • Novel and sustainable cold production; • Cold storage; • Cold transportation; • Whole-system modelling; • Cold chain related data analytics and business model development and validation.

This may include the responsibilities listed below:

• Make a major contribution to the management of research activities within the School • Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support for novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation. • Publish leading research in high quality peer reviewed academic journals in the field that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality in area of novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation. • Provide expert advice internally and externally. • Provide leadership of research that contributes to the progression of the discipline and further grows the School's reputation. • Referee and peer review articles for peer reviewed academic journals and grant applications by research councils and/or other major funding bodies. • Leading the organisation of national and international conferences on novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole- system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation.

Learning and Teaching

To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching. This may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:

• Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems. • Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues. • Lead the design and/or co-ordination of chemical engineering and cleaning cooling related programmes across the School. • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy more widely than the School. • Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School.

Management/Administration

To chair and/or lead activities in the School and representation on University committees or working groups; this is likely to include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below.

• Make an important contribution to the development and running of the School, for example, leading activity on teaching assessment and/or on research. • Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities. • Make important contributions to the development of the School's research strategy and learning and teaching strategy.

Lecturer

Research

To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. To pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support for the area of novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation, from research councils, Innovate UK, international funding agents, and industry. Areas for research include; • Novel and sustainable cold production; • Cold storage; • Cold transportation; • Whole-system modelling; • Cold chain related data analytics and business model development and validation.

Other duties include to

• Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research in chemical engineering. • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff. • Present findings in high quality peer reviewed academic publications, conference proceedings and/or book chapters, as appropriate. • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate for their research. • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally. • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline. • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:

• Teach and examine courses at a range of levels within the School. • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same. • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School, as appropriate. • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in the fields of chemical and formulation engineering. • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media. • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods. • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work, particularly for the UG design and research projects.

Management/Administration

To contribute to School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the School as required. • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive). • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students. • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups). • Contribute to widening participation, schools outreach, and/or public understanding of the discipline.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Key Skills

• A good first degree together with a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a similar discipline of relevance to our energy research theme, particularly novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation. • Membership of relevant Professional bodies. • A record of internationally leading publications and evidence of a forward publication trajectory that will enhance the reputation of the School, College and University.

New staff with teaching responsibilities who have little experience of teaching in UK higher education are normally expected to register for the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and to successfully complete the first 20 credit modules of the programme as a probationary requirement. At the point at which an offer of employment is made the successful candidate will be informed if the selection panel requires them to complete the first module of this PG Certificate programme.

Senior Lecturer

A Senior Lecturer should demonstrate competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas:

Research

An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through original research work and a clear record of impact. There should be evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate: • High level peer esteem as evidenced by o Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition. o An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications in the field. • Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion. • Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding.

Learning and teaching

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. The teaching quality must also be demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship. There should be evidence of success under the following headings: • Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners' natural curiosity in the subject of chemical engineering. • Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes; approaches to learning; the development of learning resources. • High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the School or College and/or externally. • Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning.

Management and administration

The role-holder should demonstrate significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives. There should be evidence of success under the following headings: • Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer). • Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management and administration of a Department/School/College or University. • Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks. • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism. • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research. • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels.

Lecturer

Research

• Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation in the area of novel and sustainable cold production, cold storage, cold transportation, whole-system modelling, cold chain related data analytics, and business model development and validation. • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results. • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods.

Teaching

• Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes. • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues.

Management Administration

• Ability to contribute to School management processes • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

applicable to Grade 9 roles

Informal enquiries to Prof Mark Simmons; m.j.simmons@bham.ac.uk

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Primary Location

: GB-GB-Birmngham

Job

: Academic Non-clinical

Organization

: Chemical Engineering

Schedule

: Regular

Full-time

Job Posting

: 10.06.2021, 6:00:00 AM

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 41,526.00

Maximum Salary

: 77,108.00

Advert Close Date

: 05.07.2021, 5:59:00 AM