Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Aerodynamics Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Aerodynamics

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                   

Ref: 18/106186


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 post graduate courses for a changing world the successful candidate will inspire students to develop their understanding and thinking to become industry leaders of the future.


You 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.

Whilst exceptional candidates from all sub-disciplines across the field of Aerodynamics will be considered, particular emphasis will be placed on applicants with research track records in computational fluid dynamics, propulsion or fluid mechanics.


The level of appointment will be determined by the selection panel following interview in March 2018.


The successful candidate must have:


• An Honours Degree or Equivalent in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, or related subject.
• Minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, propulsion and/or CFD

• A PhD in a relevant research field.


• A minimum of two years’ postdoctoral research experience in control systems/engineering and/or industrial automation.

• Research interests that are sustainable and which complement or enhance existing activities within the school.

• A record of high quality, relevant, research publications commensurate with stage of career.

• Relevant experience of tutoring and demonstrating at university level.

• Evidence of appropriate administrative experience

At Senior Lecturer/Reader Level

• An outstanding academic research record

• A track record of research publications of international standard

• Sustained record of obtaining research funding, commensurate to stage of career.

• A Minimum of three years’ experience of teaching (including delivery and assessment) at University undergraduate level.

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

• Evidence of appropriate administrative and leadership experience at a strategic level


Further information about the School can be found at http://go.qub.ac.uk/MechAndAero


Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Paul Hermon, email: p.hermon@qub.ac.uk


Anticipated interview date: week commencing 19 March 2018


Salary scale:   Lecturer: £35,550 - £49,149 per annum (potential to progress to £52,132 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Senior Lecturer/Reader: £50,618 - £58,655 per annum (potential to progress to £64,079 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)


Closing date:   Tuesday 20 February 2018

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Brian Falzon, email b.falzon@qub.ac.uk


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


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 in this particular category of work, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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