Professor in Systems Engineering
Queen Mary University of London School of Engineering and Materials Science
United Kingdom

Professor in Systems Engineering (Teaching and Research) 

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: Offscale (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL24871
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 20-Apr-2021
Closing date: 19-May-2021


About the role

The School is seeking to develop and strengthen its international-renowned research activity as part of the School’s on-going investment in research excellence.

We have broad expertise across the School, with systems engineering and operational research approaches currently embedded across areas such as aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, renewable energy engineering, materials science, chemical engineering and robotics and control.

We are now seeking applicants who could strengthen our systems engineering activity, in a manner which complements and integrates with our existing research strengths.

About You

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant area, in addition to a significant track record of internationally leading research achievement, demonstrated through a strong funding portfolio and refereed journal publications.

A commitment to the development of a high-quality student education is also essential, to develop and support our taught programmes across engineering and materials science.

Scientific leadership in their field and an ability to contribute to the strategic development of the School including mentoring junior colleagues is required.

About the School

The School of Engineering and Materials Science is based on the Mile End Campus and is home to over 75 academic staff and 40 professional services staff, with additional core staff associated with our Joint Educational Institute and Joint Research Institute with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an China.

With investment of over £35M in recent years, the school houses extensive state-of-the-art experimental facilities covering cell and tissue laboratories, chemistry labs, materials synthesis, testing and characterisation facilities, robotics and gait analysis facilities, wind tunnels, heat transfer laboratories, and design and workshop space. We also have a strong tradition and extensive activity in computational research, with access to a range of high performance computing facilities.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment with an expected start date of August 2021. The starting salary will be Professorial Off Scale, inclusive of London Allowance. A generous academic support package will also be available.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

How to Apply

Your application must include a completed application form and CV plus additional supporting documentation as follows

  • full refereed journal papers listed clearly (in reverse chronological order)
  • indication of the 4 papers you believe are the most significant to date
  • details of research grant income.
  • An overview of your teaching and research aspirations

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Hazel Screen, Head of School at, or to the one of our division chairs for more subject specific enquires. 

Further details about Queen Mary University and School are available at: and

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 19 May 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Engineering & Materials Science hold a Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered member of WISE. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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