Professor in Advanced Materials for Harsh Environments
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Professor in Advanced Materials for Harsh Environments

Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018039

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2022

Salary: competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Sci & Eng Faculty Office - Dean

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Permanent

School / Directorate: Faculty Office - S&E

Applications are sought for a Chair in Advanced Materials for Harsh Environments (REF) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester, co-sponsored by BAE Systems Ltd.

This position is associated with the strategic goal of the Faculty of Science and Engineering to build on our internationally leading activities in advanced materials. This is part of an ambitious programme at the University to develop disruptive solutions to pressing industrial challenges from BAE Systems towards high performance and lightweight aerostructures. Example areas of interest include focused developments in materials by design, metamaterials and nanocomposites for aerospace applications operating in harsh environments, for example Hypersonics.  These areas of interest are not exclusive and other relevant areas of expertise are also of interest. This position will sit within the Faculty with strong links to the Sir Henry Royce Institute.

Salary and a competitive start-up package are by negotiation, with scope to fully recognise applicants of the very highest standing. This post is advertised as full-time, but a part-time or flexible appointments may be considered.

The Faculty and the University are fully committed to supporting and progressing equality, and the University holds a number of equality, diversity and inclusion awards, including our Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter Mark.  We encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation and transgender status.

We have a package of family-friendly policies, covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave.  Further benefits are described at 

We are currently piloting positive action in recruitment, aiming for at least one in three of the applicants that meet the essential shortlisting criteria and are to be interviewed (after shortlist) for this role to be women, BAME, Black, LGBTQ+ or have a declared disability. Appointment will be made on merit and equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the Recruiting Manager and panel.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered        

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name; Chris Hardacre


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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