Assistant Professor in Industrial Sustainability and Materials

University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing

Applications are invited for a Assistant Professor in Industrial Sustainability and Materials. The successful candidate will join the Engineering Department's Institute for Manufacturing to add to its broad expertise in Industrial Sustainability and Materials. The urgent need to address multiple sustainability-related challenges has been clearly articulated from the global level through the Sustainable Development Goals. Within this broad space, understanding and addressing the challenges facing industry in successfully transforming to more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable approaches is vital. The holder of this position will be extremely well positioned to build upon existing activities in industrial sustainability and materials to deliver significant impact through teaching, research, and direct engagement with industrial and policy partners.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 11%, £5500, for a five-year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

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In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • A publication list

  • A statement (no more than two pages total) which covers professional, teaching and research experience and describes your future research plans

  • Cover letter

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 January 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date in order to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview which is expected to take place in April/May 2022.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Tim Minshall ( or Professor Michael De Volder (

Please quote reference NM27996 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.