Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (two positions) at Imperial College London

February 20, 2024

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Job Description

The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment are seeking to appoint two Lecturers/ Senior Lecturers.

We are looking for candidates to join our dynamic institute dedicated to effective action on climate change and the environment, in a key collaboration with one of the participating departments from one of the Faculties at Imperial (listed in the job description). Two Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions are available. The scope is very broad within the area of climate, environment, and clean technologies. Candidates will have a strong research background in science, engineering including clean technology, business, or medicine. During the initial three-years, the lectureships will be based at the Grantham Institute before formally transferring to an appropriate academic Department at Imperial.

These lectureships represent a significant investment in climate change and environmental research, aligning with Imperial College’s four strategic themes in support of a Sustainable, Healthy, Smart, and Resilient society.

Duties and responsibilities

You will broaden the College’s research capabilities, complementing our existing strengths. You will build on a successful programme of engagement and development at the Institute, working to inform decision-making in business and policy. You will drive forward research and collaborations across the areas of climate and environmental change and contribute to teaching on the Institute’s portfolio of training programmes. You will catalyse innovation to address the causes and effects of climate change.

During the first three years, you will be responsible for delivering a programme of activity related to your field, as agreed by the Institute and the home department.

Essential requirements

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Climate, Environmental Science, Cleantech, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health or related field 
  • A developing national reputation and expertise in your field
  • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission
  • A portfolio of research publications, confirming national standing (commensurate with career stage)
  • Good leadership skills
  • A collaborative nature and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Ability to communicate well, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively

Further information

For informal discussions about these positions, please contact the Director of the Grantham Institute, Professor Ralf Toumi, r.toumi@imperial.ac.uk)

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Gosia Gayer, g.gayer@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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