Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Queen’s University Belfast School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
United Kingdom

 Queen’s University Belfast

Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                            Ref: 20/108501

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

As part of its growth strategy, the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (three year fixed term appointment in the first instance). 

We welcome applications from candidates with research interests in the fields of clean energy/clean propulsion and/or low emissions transportation, supported by sound knowledge in one or more of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustics, aerodynamics and/or other closely related areas as we seek to develop these areas as part of wider University initiatives.

Successful candidates should also demonstrate how they can contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across our Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and/or Product Design Engineering programmes. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in teaching fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, CFD, propulsion and/or aerodynamics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

The successful candidate must have:

•     Honours Degree or Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or closely related Engineering subject.

•     Hold a PhD in a relevant research field.

•     Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years postdoctoral research experience in relevant area.

•     Research interests relevant to the fields of clean energy/clean propulsion and/or low emissions transportation, supported by sound knowledge in one or more of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustics, aerodynamics and/or other closely related areas

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

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

Salary scale: £36,914 to £51,034 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 7 January 2021

Anticipated interview date: Early February 2021

Further information about the School can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/

Our School has a commitment of becoming an academic home to researchers and educators with a highly diverse cultural and professional background. The new appointee will join a group of enthusiastic, highly research active and collegiate academics who deliver a world-class education to our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Candidates who believe they can make a substantial contribution to further enhance our teaching provision and research portfolio are encouraged to apply. 

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also male protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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