Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Lancaster University, Engineering Department United Kingdom

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering



Salary: £34,520 to £47,722

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: A2041

Lancaster University is a leading research focused higher education institution with an international reputation for high quality research and teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the department’s general engineering submission was ranked 21st in the UK and 91% of our research was assessed as either internationally excellent or world leading. In the recent TEF, the University achieved the highest ranking of Gold, highlighting our commitment to high quality teaching.


The Engineering Department is now looking to develop and strengthen its internationally regarded engineering research activity as part of on-going investment in research excellence. We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering who will undertake research and teaching of internationally excellent standard within the mechanical engineering subject space, complementary to the existing research strengths of our Structures, Materials and Mechanics research group. Group research includes additive manufacturing, composite materials, computational mechanics and micro-fabrication, and is enhanced by strong collaborative networks within the renewable energy, nuclear, electronics and particle accelerator engineering sectors.


You will have a proven track record in journal publications and the ability to attract research grant funding. A commitment to high quality education is also essential to support our thriving undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in engineering. You will engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods including seminars, lectures, tutorials , labs etc. and undertake curriculum revision and development to the standard expected of a research-led University.


Engineering is a strategically important area of investment for Lancaster University, with an award winning new Engineering building opened in 2015 and recent complementary investment including creation of the new Materials Science Institute (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/materials-science-institute/), which seeks to exploit innovative approaches to the design and manufacture of novel materials.


Lancaster University is campus-based and lies close to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales national parks in the north-west of England. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. Facilities available on campus include social spaces, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre. Benefits available to staff include a contributory pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and salary sacrifice for childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.


The University aims to promote work-life balance for all employees and the Engineering department will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate. The University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.


For informal enquiries please contact Professor Claudio Paoloni c.paoloni@lancaster.ac.uk or Dr. Sarah Green s.green@lancaster.ac.uk in the first instance.


For information about the Engineering Department please visit http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/engineering/.


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