Professor/Reader in Sustainable Manufacturing and Design

University of Strathclyde, Design Manufacturing & Engineering Management

Applications Closing: 6 January 2023.

Further information: here.


Are you passionate about working on global challenges and societal transitions? An opportunity exists at the University of Strathclyde to make a real difference. The Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) is seeking to appoint a Professor/Reader in Sustainable Manufacturing and Design. The position is tenured. Come join with your vision and disciplinary expertise, collaborate, innovate, and lead. You’ll be given the space to develop and grow.

Strathclyde University and DMEM

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is innovative and groundbreaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

The University is situated in the heart of Glasgow, with an international community including 22,000 students and more than 3,000 staff from over 100 countries. Strathclyde is ‘the place of useful learning’ and is recognised internationally for its close working relationships with businesses and its partnerships with industry, government and industry. The University is focused on recruiting the best academic talent to enhance research intensity and leadership in areas of strategic importance.

The Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) is an internationally leading department, Delivering Total Engineering for responsible and sustainable futures. We seek to appoint a Professor/Reader in Sustainable Manufacturing and Design. This post is envisaged to start as soon as possible and is part of a wider talent and thought leader recruitment strategy.

DMEM brings together expertise in creative- and engineering design, manufacturing and engineering operations management. Our research centres and groups focus on through-life product- and system development, with core research themes being creativity and innovation, materials exploration, sustainability and technology. We are proud of our substantial and well-established collaborations with academic and industrial partners throughout the world. With more than 150 staff including the technical specialist centres, more than 100 Postgraduate Research (PGR) students both PhD and EngD, and more than 650 students from over 30 nations, we are a vibrant, international community. Come join, collaborate, innovate, and lead.

The Role

Are you keen to work on global challenge and societal transitions, including sustainability, health, food systems, manufacturing systems? And are you thriving on theory-driven and empirically-validated research excellence, learning and teaching with and for engineering leaders of the future? We’d love to hear from you with research interests especially in Net Zero and regeneration of sustainable design and manufacturing/production systems and the industrial ecology more widely. Come join us with your passion for tackling societal challenges and your disciplinary expertise esp. in sustainable futures. This may include but not limited to sustainable design approaches, sustainable manufacturing, re-manufacturing, technologies for low energy-consumptions, low greenhouse-gas-emission or low raw-material demanding manufacturing processes, circularity in design and manufacturing, circular economy, smart sustainable manufacturing and design, e.g., computing and data-driven process development, control, and optimisation; discovery of new materials; data-driven and industrial AI, AI-based design of devices, structures and systems that are energy-efficient, promote reuse and recycling of materials, reduce consumption, or otherwise mitigate climate change and environmental impact on the planet.


Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Anja Maier, Head of Department, via email to

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