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Professor of Nuclear Engineering

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, Glasgow G1 1XQ
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Salary: Professorial


Term: Open Ended

Closing Date: 14 May 2017


Established more than 200 years ago the University of Strathclyde has always had a global outlook. The University is situated in the heart of Glasgow and has a vibrant, international community including 22,000 students and more than 3,000 staff from 100 countries. Strathclyde is dedicated to ‘useful learning’ and is recognised internationally for its close working relationships with businesses and its partnerships with industry, government and industry.


The University of Strathclyde has created the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre which builds on its extensive track record of research and innovation in the field. The focus of the centre is infrastructure and through life management of nuclear installations, which aligns with the expertise in nuclear research at Strathclyde built up during a period of over 50 years. It integrates academic expertise across multiple Departments to deliver novel solutions, systems and technologies for its industry partners. This multi-disciplinary international programme of research is delivered in partnership with industry partners such as ANSTO Australia, Babcock International, Bruce Power Canada, and EDF Energy UK.


Strathclyde is expanding its Nuclear research capacity and is looking for a talented individual active in any of a range of fields across nuclear engineering and nuclear science. We would particularly welcome applicants active in through-life management, automation, non-destructive evaluation and decommissioning. However, applicants with appropriate skills and nuclear experience that complement these topics will also be considered. Strathclyde has global industrial nuclear research customers with challenging and ambitious goals to improve the performance of their nuclear power plants and the through life costs of their systems. This new academic role provides exciting opportunities to drive your research as part of a strong team in a leading technological university.


The Professor of Nuclear Engineering will lead and direct an internationally acclaimed research programme, setting appropriate academic standards, and will lead the development of knowledge exchange activities. You will also provide academic leadership and contribute at a strategic level to the Centre, Department, Faculty and University and promote the Centre in relationships with industry and government bodies and plan and direct the ANRC’s activities to ensure that the Centre continues to be a world leading provider of nuclear R&D, focused on industrial needs and commercial impact.  You will work closely with academic colleagues, industrial members, funding bodies and University staff to ensure that business and research opportunities are identified and acted upon.


The successful candidate will have a good honours degree and PhD (or significant relevant experience) in a field of science and engineering related to nuclear engineering, operations, decommissioning or a related topic. You will have research experience and interests consistent with the strategic direction of the Centre, Department, Faculty and University and you will have experience of research leadership, including supervision of senior researchers in a University or industrial environment and management of research teams/projects/programmes. You will be currently leading an independent and nationally/internationally recognised research portfolio in areas related to nuclear engineering. You will have extensive experience of delivering high quality teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including experience of developing and managing large teaching programmes and you will have experience of PhD/EngD research project supervision in Higher Education. You will have an outstanding/sustained track record of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence, with a national/international reputation. You will have an outstanding/substantial track record of securing research/project funding through relevant successful applications and you will have an established national/international reputation as an expert and leader in your nuclear engineering related field. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong people skills and an ability to operate as part of a team. You will contribute to the support of early and mid-career academic staff within the research group, helping to ensure they reach their full potential.


The successful applicant will be subject to the normal employment conditions such as proof of right to work and proof of qualifications but in addition the successful applicant must be cleared through relevant security checks, prior to starting in role.


Professors are subject to the Charter and Statutes and Ordinances and Regulations of the University. As a Professor you will be responsible to Court of the University through the Principal for providing leadership in your academic area and will report annually on this. This is in addition to the responsibility, which each Professor owes to his or her Head of Department.

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