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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Bath
Bath, Somerset
Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Department: Chemistry
Salary: Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296
Grade: Grade 8
SOC Code - Visa Requirements: 2311

Join our Department of Chemistry as a Lecturer in our thriving Inorganic Chemistry section.

About the role

  • You will develop an internationally leading independent research programme.
  • You will teach inorganic chemistry in both lectures and laboratory classes, maintaining the University’s high standards in teaching and learning, and its inclusive and supportive learning environment.
  • You will be supported to contribute at an appropriate level to the administration, leadership, and management of the Department’s activities

About you

In our department we offer an exceptional environment for research and teaching and learning, and we wish to support you reach your potential for internationally leading research, in the broad field of inorganic chemistry aligning to the University's key research areas of sustainable chemical technologies and/or healthcare. We would also be interested to hear from you if your research interests lie in "inorganic chemistry" in the widest sense.

You should hold a PhD and be able to demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally leading research programme, to acquire significant funding from UK and international sources, and to produce high quality publications.

Application Requirements & Selection Process:

Please provide both research and teaching statements of up to two pages for each in addition to a full CV.

Your research statement needs to outline your plans and intentions for research activity and grant capture over the coming five years. This document will be treated in the strictest confidence and with full respect for ownership. The teaching vision should outline your areas of teaching expertise and a range of potential teaching subjects as well as course development interests. These are mandatory components of the selection process, without which we will be unable to progress your application.

For informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Andrew Burrows, Head of Department (, Professor Mike Hill, Head of Inorganic Chemistry (, or Dr Gan Shermer, Director of Teaching (

What we can offer you:

We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment for all staff, including mentorship and flexible working arrangements. The Department and the University both currently hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, and we are working to further improve equality, diversity and inclusion. If you would like to discuss any EDI issues or other aspects of the working environment with a member of staff who is not involved in the recruitment process, please contact Professor Petra Cameron (

We offer:

  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance; an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; a very generous employer contributory pension scheme; a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.


Our mission is to deliver world class research and teaching, educating our graduates to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.

We are a truly international community with over 73,000 alumni located in 150 countries around the globe, nearly 30 per cent of our academics are international with around the same proportion in our student population.

We are a first choice destination for students in an increasingly competitive market. Students are attracted by our excellent academic reputation, our outstanding graduate employment record, our world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities we offer. Our ability to offer placement options across our discipline base, and with leading organisations, is unique among UK research universities.

Our staff are vital in creating the University’s vibrant and innovative academic community, and we value working collaboratively with others within our global network of contacts in business, the professions, the public and voluntary sectors.

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