Professor of Sustainable Hydrogen Energy (FM11457)

University of Bath
August 04, 2024
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Job title Professor of Sustainable Hydrogen Energy

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Grade Competitive Package

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 09 July 2024

Closing date Sunday 04 August 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

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The University of Bath is committed to sustainability, including a significant focus on hydrogen research—a field in which we are national leaders. We have further ambitions to improve our standing and impact. Our Institute for Sustainability, the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems and our partner, IAAPS (based at Bristol and Bath Science Park), are all working together to support these ambitions. To bolster our research efforts, we are looking to appoint the first of two Professors of Sustainable Hydrogen Energy to spearhead high-profile research with a global impact.

These new opportunities are broad-based. The Faculty of Engineering and Design houses four top-performing departments: Architecture & Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Our research spans the entire hydrogen value chain, meaning that there is an opportunity to work with or within a relevant department based on their specific area of research.

Exciting opportunities

The University of Bath has emerged as a leading force in hydrogen research, holding one of the largest portfolios of hydrogen research grants in the UK. The prospect of joining our team as a Professor of Sustainable Hydrogen Energy is an exciting one. It offers the opportunity to join and contribute to an already strong team while also being a key part of our future research vision. This will place you at the forefront of a dynamic field, supported by a team that is seeking to deliver impactful research.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely across campus and with IAAPS to access cutting-edge facilities, expertise, and networks. This will fuel your research endeavours and enable you to make significant contributions to the field.

In this role, you will also have the chance to build and lead your own team, shaping the direction of research and fostering a dynamic and innovative environment. The University has secured substantial funding with major grants, demonstrating a commitment to investing in cutting-edge research initiatives. This provides a firm foundation for further growth and innovation, with opportunities for impactful research spanning the hydrogen value chain.

The candidate
  • You will hold a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field, possess a strong background as an acknowledged authority in hydrogen research, and demonstrate a sustained publication record in leading journals.
  • You will evidence an ability to secure sustained research funding, international recognition, and effective teaching achievements.
  • Strong academic leadership, visionary research strategy, excellent communication, and collaborative interpersonal skills are very important attributes needed in this role.
  • The faculty believes that if the culture is right then all success will follow. This commitment to excellence, inclusion and ethics is strong.
  • Our people are the key to our success. We are looking for you to be a culturally aware, kind leader who develops an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognising the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation.

    You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging your team to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a desire to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will create a dynamic, resilient, and adaptable team.

    What we can offer you

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work-life balance
  • family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • several support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, and Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism-friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident ­­­­committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on X for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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