Rise to the challenge - opportunities for research leaders with grand ambitions

Professorial appointments

Teesside University has a bold vision to help transform lives and economies. Underpinning this vision is a commitment to excellence in practical and impact-focussed research aligned to five interdisciplinary Grand Challenge themes: Health and Wellbeing, Resilient and Secure Societies, the Digital and Creative Economy, Sustainable Environments, and Learning for the 21st Century.

As we continue with this journey we are now embarking on the next phase of our research investment programme and are currently seeking to appoint a new tranche of research leaders with the experience, track record, skills and enthusiasm to provide the nucleus and focus of the areas of excellence which will define our university

These leaders will help us to further grow our research capability and take forward Teesside University's global reputation for distinctive, impactful research which makes a significant contribution to the lives, economies and communities we serve.


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For an informal discussion please contact Professor Simon Hodgson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) on 01642 342008.


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Areas of research interest

In the current round of recruitment we are particularly interested to hear from applicants with interests in the following areas:

Computer Science

Professor of Computer Science
Working collaboratively and applying an interdisciplinary approach to lead the research team within our renowned School of Computing & Digital Technologies.

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Professor of Criminology
An opportunity to shape and lead research within our renowned Centre for Crime, Harm Prevention and Security. You will be able to provide new insights and innovation around criminology, policing and other disciplines.

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Data Science

Professor of Data Science
Working across disciplinary boundaries to lead the research within the School of Computing & Digital Technologies and demonstrating expertise in diverse areas including data analytics, machine learning and data security.

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Digital Engineering and/or Manufacturing

Professor in Digital Engineering and/or Manufacturing
Demonstrating expertise in the development and application of digital tools and smart technologies in manufacturing, industrial processes and the built environment to drive forward research in our Grand Challenge research theme of Sustainable Environments.

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Professor in Psychology
Delivering excellent research in areas including health, clinical, forensic and cognitive psychology and leading the team in our Behaviour, Health and Resilience Research Group.

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Public Health/Preventive Health

Professor in Public Health/Preventive Health
An opportunity to make a considerable research contribution to important areas such as public health, self-management of conditions and rehabilitation.

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Rehabilitation/Exercise Science

Professor in Rehabilitation/Exercise Science
An opportunity to make a considerable research contribution to important areas such as public health, self-management of conditions and rehabilitation.

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Sustainable Engineering Systems and/or Technologies

Professor in Sustainable Engineering Technologies
Working within our Grand Challenge research theme of Sustainable Environments, you will be able to demonstrate and deliver considerable research expertise to influence and shape sustainable engineering technologies.

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Further details on these opportunities are provided below.

It is probable that staff appointed to these roles will be at or ready for a Professorial role, but we would also be interested to hear from candidates in the above areas with outstanding potential at an earlier career stage, who may wish initially apply and be considered at Reader level with a view to progression to a Professorial position.



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Research Grand Challenges

The specific Research Grand Challenges which Teesside University is focused on are: