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Professor/ Reader in Materials

Job Reference : 01133
Location : Clifton Campus
Closing Date : 05/04/2015
Salary : See special conditions
Department : College of Science and Technology
School/Section : School of Science & Technology
Post Ref : S3034

Special Conditions

Salary information: 


Reader Band          £47,328 - £54,840 pa


Professor Band 1    £57,905 - £62,632 pa

Professor Band 2    £65,136 - £70,452 pa

Professor Band 3    £73,271 - £96,419 pa


Ideally we are looking to make a Professorial appointment (Band 3). However, we will consider a Professor appointment (Bands 1 or 2) or a Reader appointment depending on the level of candidate applications. All applications are welcome.


Nottingham Trent University is renowned for leading edge research and its excellent teaching that shape lives and society. Our strong links with industry and the professions provide a genuine culture of innovation and opportunity for the future. Research that shapes lives and society is central to our mission and the achievement of our aims.


Research in the School of Science and Technology’s multidisciplinary Materials and Engineering Research Unit is extremely strong in terms of high quality outputs, funding income and international impacts. This Research Unit includes staff working across the Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering and Technology academic disciplines.


In the recent REF2014 assessment ( of the quality of research at all UK Universities, our Materials and Engineering Unit’s submission to UoA B15 was highly rated, having 84% of overall activity at the highest 3* (internationally excellent) and 4* (world-leading) grades. This included achieving an impressive ranking of joint 7th out of 62 submitted institutions (Times Higher) for the quality of our publications which were judged as attaining 94.6% at 3* and 4* levels.


We are seeking an exceptional individual who will engage in internationally excellent or internationally leading research in Materials which is clearly linked to and significantly enhances the activities of the School and of the Research Unit.

You will support the development and delivery of the School’s research strategy and provide research leadership, helping to further strengthen research reputation and culture. Particular research areas of interest include:

  • Theory and/or Modelling relating to Materials
  • Advanced/Functional Materials and Devices
  • Interfacial science
  • Biomaterials and Bioengineering

However, we would welcome applications from outstanding individuals with leading edge research within any field that complements the activities of our multi-disciplinary Materials and Engineering Research Unit.

For any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact:

  • Professor Carl Brown, Materials and Engineering Research Unit Coordinator, on +44 (0)115 848 3184, or via email
  • Professor Martin McGinnity, Dean of the School of Science and Technology, on +44 (0)115 848 6656, or via email


Closing date: 5th April 2015

1st stage interview date: 30th April 2015

2nd stage interview date: TBC


Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Please note that CVs will only be accepted in support of a fully completed online application.

For instructions on completing an application please see our how to apply page.

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