Professorship of Sustainable Energy Engineering

Ref: 5931

University of Oxford


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Role Managed by:

Alex Hurlow

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/08/2022

Formal Interview Date: September 2022

The University of Oxford intends to appoint to the Professorship of Sustainable Energy Engineering from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. A non-stipendiary Fellowship with St Cross College is attached to this Professorship.

The Statutory (full) Professorship is the most senior academic grade at Oxford, often named or endowed Chairs. For the initial 5 years from appointment, the Professor will also be appointed as the Director of the newly formed Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute and will be expected to devote the majority of their time and effort there. In this role they will lead the Institute through its first years, developing the vision, ethos, strategy, networks, research, and teaching programmes that will position the Institute as a player engaging at the highest national level with government, industry, the third sector and academia. This additional role may be renewed for a further term by mutual agreement.

Applications are welcome from individuals with research interests in any relevant area of sustainable energy engineering, including energy systems, generation and conversion, storage, transmission and distribution and end use. The intention is to complement and strengthen, rather than duplicate, existing areas of expertise within the University which will be drawn together in the ZERO Institute.

You will be of internationally recognised stature in your academic field with an outstanding research record with application to sustainable energy engineering, and will be expected to pursue research programmes at the forefront of the subject. You will demonstrate a commitment to the need for system level change in the energy sector, a comprehensive understanding of the national energy policy landscape, and an outstanding record in developing value-adding external partnerships. You should demonstrate effective personal leadership, a track record in developing collaborative team working, the ability to lead on strategy development and to develop cross disciplinary networks across the University, and should show understanding of the nuances of leadership within an academic environment.

The closing date for applications is 09:00am BST on Monday 8th August 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held in September 2022.