Professor of Energy and Sustainability, Newcastle University


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

The School of Engineering seeks to appoint an outstanding international researcher to the post of Professor of Energy and Sustainability to contribute to relevant activities on a national and international scale, including our Centre of Research Excellence in Energy.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Energy at Newcastle University stands at the forefront of pioneering research and innovation in the energy sector. As a hub of excellence, we are dedicated to exploring sustainable and efficient energy solutions to address global challenges. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide an ideal environment for groundbreaking research and collaboration.

We focus on a wide array of areas including renewable energy technologies, smart grids, energy policy, and the reduction of carbon emissions. Our commitment to excellence has positioned us as a leader in energy research, both nationally and internationally.

We welcome applications from any field of Energy.The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further develop our infrastructure through substantial investment in physical and digital whole energy systems modelling, exploit our deep partnership with utility companies (e.g. Northern Gas Networks, Northern Power Grid, Northumbrian Water) and global corporates (e.g. Siemens), and provide a venue for innovative education programmes at the cutting edge of 21st Century Energy provision.

In addition to bringing together disciplines within the School of Engineering and from across the University, the role will also engage with charitable groups and industry/business partners who provide us with financial, logistical and in-kind support for our research projects.

To view the full candidate pack, please click here.

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.



To apply for this role please send a covering letter and CV to . The closing date for applications is Monday 12th February 2024.