Working in the Faculty of Engineering

Research facilities in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the largest engineering groupings in the UK with over 240 academic and teaching staff, 175 research staff and 230 technical and professional and managerial staff. Together we educate over 4600 undergraduate and postgraduate students across our five engineering schools. 

The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean Professor Peter Jimack, supported by Pro-Deans for Research, Student Education, International and SWJTU. Each school has a similar management structure with a Head of School, Deputy Head of School, Director of Research and Innovation and Director of Student Education. Research is organised through School level groups and institutes structured around research areas/sub-disciplines, together with a number of cross disciplinary centres. Information on these are given on the relevant school webpages.

We also have a joint School with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in Chengdu, China which provides four undergraduate courses co-taught by Leeds and SWJTU staff and a unique opportunity for international collaboration. 

We are proud of our diverse and integrated community across the five schools within the Faculty. Over 20% of our staff and students are female, and we employ people from more than 80 countries worldwide. You can read more about our current staff and their career journeys in our staff profiles booklet, Footsteps: A Journey In Science.

Join Us

We regularly appoint new staff in all grades, and our current vacancies can be found on the main University Jobs site.

Staff enjoy a wide range of benefits ranging from advice and support through to discounts on travel, shopping and leisure. More information can be found on the University Staff benefits page.

We support all staff in developing their careers through our Annual Academic Meetings, Staff Review and Development Scheme, technical training and personal and professional development courses. We have a transparent promotions process and offer tailored support and advice to all staff looking to apply for promotion. 

Our LOGIK centre offers a wide range of extra curricula courses ranging from languages to yoga, as well as career development support such as advice with CV writing and holding mock interviews.  We also have a more bespoke programme of support for our researchers through our Careers research centre who hold events and workshops in relation to researcher career development.  

A wealth of information on working at the University and moving to Leeds, including advice on living in Leeds, health, finance, moving with a family and immigration is available on our relocation website.

Equality and Inclusion

Equality and inclusion are at the heart of our values, and we strive to ensure that all staff are treated fairly and to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.  We are very pleased that we hold an Athena Swan Silver award for our activity in supporting gender equality.

We aim to allow all staff to manage a good work-life balance and we are flexible and responsive to support personal circumstances.  In many roles we offer flexible working and part-time working, and we have a range of services to help support staff through work and personal challenges.

We have a range of family friendly policies including generous maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. We have a wellbeing room to support nursing mothers and staff with health conditions, and we have an onsite nursery, Bright Beginnings and holiday playschemes.

We strive to be a beacon for equality and inclusion in engineering and computing, and are regularly engaged with external partners (university, region, private and public sector) to deliver impact beyond the Faculty. For more information about our values, polices and activities see:

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, you can contact the Faculty’s Equality and Inclusion lead (Dr Briony Thomas) or Athena SWAN lead (Dr Vania Dimitrova). For information about a specific school contact the School’s Equality and Inclusion Champion: