Professor of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast


Professor of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                               

Ref: 18/106192


With our subject formally established at Queen’s in 1912 we have over 100 years of engineering pedigree, and have recently completed a £17m investment in the refit of our laboratory and teaching facilities.

The School’s vision is to be world-leading in research and teaching, addressing global challenges and the needs of society through knowledge creation and dissemination. We are proud of the strong links we continue to develop with industry, both nationally and internationally.

All of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes are fully accredited by either the Institute of Mechanical Engineers or the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Our multi-national School proudly holds an Athena Swan Silver award – acknowledging our inclusive ethos.

Delivering action packed dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate courses for a changing world, the successful candidate will inspire students to develop their understanding and thinking to become industry leaders of the future.

The post holder will be part of a group of academics who are currently ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014), and will be expected to develop and lead original research.

This strategic appointment will provide academic leadership in the area of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, advancing knowledge in this area through world-class multidisciplinary research and industrial collaborations.  The appointee will augment existing expertise within the School in related research themes and deliver high level teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.


The successful candidate must have:


•  A PhD in relevant field.

•  A distinguished record of research publications of international excellence in the area of Aerodynamics and/or 
Fluid Mechanics.

•  A demonstrated sustained record of attracting and obtaining substantial, peer reviewed, research income. 

•  Demonstrated experience in successful team management including supervising research students and 
postdoctoral researchers.

•  Evidence of ability to strengthen the School’s national and international research and development networks.

•  Demonstrated quantifiable measures of international esteem.

•  A proven ability to deliver teaching in Aerospace and/or Mechanical Engineering topics and associated tasks at UG and PG level, supported by student evaluations.

•  Evidence of co-ordination of modules and curriculum development.

•  The ability to provide strategic academic leadership in research, programme development and teaching.

•  A clear vision on future research and development plans and how they will benefit the School in meeting the University’s ‘Vision 2020’ and beyond.


Further information about the School can be found at


Anticipated interview date: week commencing 19 March 2018


Salary:          Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.


Closing date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Brian Falzon, email


For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on


The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented within the Professoriate, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups. 

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