Join the water@leeds team – Associate Director opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the water@leeds leadership team as an Associate Director for a two year period.
Two posts are available, and the successful applicants will support the two water@leeds Directors, working alongside two other Associate Directors and a core Management Team to lead the delivery of one of our four strategic missions. 

The post-holders will work across the University, engaging the water@leeds membership and external organizations to support water@leeds.  Applicants must currently be at Grade 9 or higher and a member of the academic staff
at the University of Leeds.

Further details can be found here. The closing date for applications is 10 November 2021.

water@leeds is a world-leading water research organisation, one of the largest centres for water research in any university in the world, producing high quality, highly cited papers with high levels of international collaboration. The world’s grand challenges for water require interdisciplinary solutions and interdisciplinary working is a key feature of water@leeds. We bring together researchers from across all eight faculties of the University of Leeds to work on a range of problems within water research. water@leeds has excellent links with industry and government and a track record of collaborative research and development, knowledge transfer and joint innovation. Currently we operate around £90M worth of externally funded research and innovation projects.

The four strategic objectives of water@leeds are:

•            Provide excellent internationally-recognised water science, technology and policy research [Research brand, reputation and quality]

•            Maximise the effectiveness of research funding in the water sector by becoming the focus for interdisciplinary water research [Income]

•            Generate world-leading research which has major impacts on society, environment and the economy [Impact]

•            Train new innovative, excellent and interdisciplinary water experts to work at the cutting edge of water research, management and policy. [Next generation]

For further information please see the latest water@leeds annual report:

To explore the posts further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Joseph Holden, Director of water@leeds

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3317, email:


Professor Martin Tillotson, Director of water@leeds

Tel. +44(0)113 343 2295, email: