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Professor of Net Zero Maritime Systems

Requisition ID:  21101

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  16-Aug-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? 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.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community 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.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global 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 our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.



This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK.


The position is based in the School of Engineering within the discipline of mechanical engineering and marine technology to address the challenge of decarbonising maritime systems in order to meet net zero targets in light of the climate emergency. It is expected that the post holder will have cross-faculty ambition both in research and research-informed teaching. The role will have the opportunity to support and build upon our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and the University’s growing interest in the skills agenda underpinning increased electrification.


It is intended that the post will have a broad focus bridging technology, policy, regulation and application, addressing the challenges and opportunities that the decarbonisation and net zero agendas pose.  These include areas related but not limited to:


  • Intelligent and smart systems exploiting data potential
  • Safety, cyber security and resilience
  • Autonomy
  • Alternative energy vectors and propulsion systems
  • Emerging technologies
  • Intermodality and landside infrastructure


We welcome interest from applicants across the broad breadth of maritime systems including shipping and other offshore assets, ports and landside infrastructure, energy and propulsion systems, policy and regulation, and data and intelligence.


The Professor of Net Zero Maritime Systems will join a renowned team of experts in transport, sustainability, energy and propulsion, many of whom are aligned to Centres of Research Excellence in Mobility & Transport and in Energy. 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.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Roberto Palacin (Director of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology) at


Interviews Date: 24 November 2022


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here





The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 21101