Senior Lecturer in Energy Production and Demand Management

The Graduate School of the Environment (GSE) at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) runs some of the leading postgraduate programmes in the field of sustainability in the UK, and the GSE team leads the way in the advancement of post-graduate environmental education. The work of the GSE is central to CAT’s mission of equipping people with the skills and knowledge to deliver practical solutions for sustainability.

The GSE currently delivers a suite of Masters programmes based around sustainability and adaptation to environmental change, which can be taken as on-site programmes, via distance learning or as a combination of the two according to student requirements. These include a Master’s in Sustainable Architecture (MArch); MSc Sustainability and Adaption; MSc Sustainability and Adaption in the Built Environment; MSc Sustainability and Adaption Planning; and Sustainable Food and Natural Resources (SFNR). All programmes, except MSc SFNR, are validated by the University of East London, the MSc SNFR being validated by the Liverpool John Moores University.

We are launching a new MSc Sustainability in Energy Production and Demand Management (SEPDM) in September 2017.

Students on all these programmes benefit from CAT’s experience in the fields of renewable energy, sustainable architecture and building, organic growing, environmental management and global environmental issues. CAT provides a unique environment for study, with access to leading academics and industry practitioners in relevant fields, and a mix of biodiverse semi-natural environment, a wide range of renewable energy technologies, and low-impact buildings in use and on display.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will bring enthusiasm and skill to the delivery of our MSc Sustainability and Adaptation suite of programmes, including in particular the new MSc Sustainability in Energy Production and Demand Management (SEPDM).

Candidates will be required to have good understanding of building physics, energy efficiency and energy flows in buildings, and demonstrate specialist knowledge in:

  • renewable energy technologies;
  • policy and sustainability aspects of these technologies.

Candidates should be proficient in lecturing and personal tutoring, in providing on-line academic support, in marking and providing feedback to students at Masters level, and have the skills necessary to lead one or more modules.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute academic expertise across CAT’s work. The post holder will be mainly focused on the delivery on the GSE MSc courses but will also teach visiting groups and on our short courses as well as provide advice and input on CAT’s wider research, communications work, and the development of the CAT site.  The appointed person will therefore be based primarily at the CAT site near Machynlleth during their working hours.

To make an informal enquiry about the role please email the Programme Leader, Tim Coleridge:

Closing Date: 16th October 2017