Professor Position: Polymer Science, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Study in:UK
Deadline: 10 Dec 2017

Professor Position: Polymer Science

Closing Date : 10/12/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration :
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Materials
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : Professorial range
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10986

The University invites applications for the role of Professor in Polymer Science

The person appointed will be expected to already have, or have the clear potential to develop, a high-profile research portfolio in a discipline that is related to polymer science and which aligns with anticipated future directions for funding by major research funding agencies and industry. We would welcome applicants for whom this post would be their first chair.

The postholder will be based in the School of Materials and will be expected to engage in research, teaching and administration, and to take leadership responsibilities in guiding future directions for polymer materials science and engineering activities in the School. They will be required to secure substantial research funding, to supervise and guide postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, to deliver timely high-impact presentations and publications of the research with protection of intellectual property where appropriate, and to engage in and/or initiate collaborations where this is relevant. Teaching will be within the School of Materials and allocated in accordance with School practice under direction from the Head of School. The topics to be taught will normally focus on various aspects of polymer science and engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Administrative duties within the School of Materials will be assigned by the Head of School. There will also be opportunities to become involved with wider roles at Faculty and/or at central University level if the post holder has interest in pursuing such roles, but this is not a requirement of the post.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor William Sampson, Head of School of Materials.


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

Date of external posting: 8 November 2017.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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