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Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute / Chair in Catalysis

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  • Full Time
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 28th February 2018
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Vacancy Number: 6847BR

Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute / Chair in Catalysis
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Cardiff School of Chemistry
Cardiff University


We are seeking to recruit a Chair in Catalysis who will also hold the post of Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI). The CCI, a world class research-driven institute that is fully embedded within the School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, aims to improve our understanding of catalysis, develop new catalytic processes with industry and promote the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21st century technology.

The Director is expected to establish their world leading programme of research within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, providing long-term vision and leadership, which both supports the day-to-day management and develops the strategic direction of the Institute. They will provide expertise in catalysis research, together with the ability to attract continued support and funding from organisations and individuals keen to see breakthroughs in the field. A primary role of the post holder will be to foster an environment to provide research support, training and education to researchers, collaborators and postgraduate students, and to develop and promote the Institute as a pre-eminent research facility at local, national and international levels.

Applications are sought from candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance the existing strengths of the CCI and the School of Chemistry. They should also further strengthen existing partnerships with related disciplines, and foster dynamic research collaborations within the University and beyond. Candidates must have an excellent publication and track record and must have obtained substantial research funding and support. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the ambitious teaching aspirations of the School at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Damien Murphy, Head of School (HoS-Chemistry@cardiff.ac.uk).

Please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/chemistry for further information about the School of Chemistry and www.cardiff.ac.uk/cardiff-catalysis-institute for specific information about the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.

This post will be full-time (35 hours per week) and open-ended.

The salary will be on the professorial scale and will be a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and achievements of the successful applicant’.

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 6847BR.

Date advert posted: Thursday, 14 December 2017

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early, should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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