Chair in Smart Manufacturing

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
15 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Chair in Smart Manufacturing
Professional scale (according to relevant experience)
Permanent from 1 September 2019
Ref: S&E-13578

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in Smart Manufacturing to join our vibrant and diverse community within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. This is a leadership role and part of a major initiative to expand and strengthen research and teaching activities within the Manufacturing Group in MACE and our future School of Engineering. Candidates must have an outstanding track record in published research and grant awards along with extensive knowledge of smart manufacturing. Within this area, applicants with a track record in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) and electro-chemical and physical systems particularly ECM/EDM processes are encouraged. An international reputation evidenced by, journal editorial and grant awarding board membership is important for appointment at this level.

You will join a vibrant group of world-leading manufacturing academics who conduct cutting-edge research in fields of manufacturing including advanced manufacturing, materials, modelling and simulation of processes, human/machine collaboration with application in the aerospace, automotive, healthcare and nuclear sectors. State-of-the-art laboratories and well-established links to local industry facilitate this research.

The Manufacturing Group has strong research collaborations with a wide range of prime and SME companies and links with Universities and Research Centres all over the world. Group members occupy visiting academic positions in Portugal, Brazil, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. Our researchers are aligned with the UK Government’s industrial strategy priorities, and work closely with the Royce Institute and the Made Smarter Challenge that highlighted the importance of manufacturing for the UK and the North West in particular. Building on the government’s long-term commitment to R&D, the recently announced an investment of to £121 million to support cutting-edge science and technologies offers the Manufacturing Group a timely opportunity to lead a transformation in the manufacturing sector.

The School of MACE is the largest engineering School within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. Manchester was the birthplace of the engineering discipline, and MACE has historical routes in the Institute of Mechanics in founded in 1824. Today the School hosts 1300 undergraduate and 700 postgraduate students, delivers undergraduate programmes across Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and MSc programmes in both technical engineering subjects and management. With 120 academic staff, 90 technical and support staff, and 300 postgraduate research students and post-docs, the School is at the forefront of engineering education in the UK.

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Closing date: 20 September 2019 at midnight.

We are committed to Athena SWAN principles, promoting gender and race equality and diversity throughout the School. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants. All appointments are made on merit.