Assistant Professor, Renewable Energy Technology

Heriot Watt University

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: IRC18489

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in renewable energy to join a team of experienced and dedicated academic staff members in Institute for Life and Earth Sciences.  This post will be based at the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) at Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney Campus. ICIT is a specialist postgraduate teaching and research centre which focuses on the management of coastal and island resources. The successful candidate should have an excellent track record of research in renewable energy or energy systems and will take a leading role in the development and delivery of innovative teaching and research in this area. 

Heriot-Watt University is known for its research-informed course delivery and the global multi-campus education it provides.  ICIT delivers postgraduate teaching to a multinational cohort of students. The successful applicant will have a background in engineering, physics or related fields and be expected to deliver courses across in renewable energy technologies and their integration into energy systems.  The post will suit candidates who enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Heriot-Watt is a research intensive university, with the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society achieving world-leading status in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise of 2014.  The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantive contribution to the next research assessment process.  The role is particularly appropriate for applicants with an interest in the application and integration of renewable energy technologies into energy systems.  However applications are also encouraged from candidates with research interests in environmental interactions of renewable energy devices, particularly marine energy technologies.

Applicants must have a good record of high quality publications and possess excellent team working and communication skills.  Previous teaching experience, a strong commitment to the student experience, and evidence of innovation in teaching delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is highly desirable. 

The candidate will be a graduate in engineering, physics or related sciences with a doctorate in a renewable energy, energy systems or a closely related field.  However candidates falling outside these parameters may be considered if they have significant industrial or practical experience in the field.

An appointment will be made at either Grade 7 (£32,236-£39,609) or Grade 8 (£40,792-£48,677) depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

This post will be fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance, after which a permanent position will be considered.

Closing Date: 6th December 2018

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