Lecturer/Associate Professor in Aerospace Structures

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £65,107 per annum
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £39,739 to £65,107
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1629021DA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Associate Professor in Aerospace Structures 

You will join the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics within the School of Engineering with inter-disciplinary research interests across four departments. We have complementary strengths in aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, battery technologies, autonomous vehicles, computational engineering and design, mechatronics, materials science, and additive manufacturing. We have new laboratories for testing materials and structures (TSRL) across different scales using state-of-the-art imaging techniques (e.g. m-VIS and Photodyn) as well as defining cutting edge industrially relevant approaches.

In addition to being a major user of our experimental facilities, you will have research and teaching interests/experience in Aerospace Structures and will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Design, manufacture and testing of mechanical metamaterials, multifunctional, deployable and/or additively manufactured aerospace structures.
  • Stochastic multiscale analysis, data-driven modelling and uncertainty quantification of aerospace structures including service-life conditions. 
  • Development and application of state-of-the-art experimental and numerical techniques that enable above-mentioned research areas.

Please include a research statement, a teaching and citizenship statement highlighting areas of interest in education and willingness to contribute to departmental operations and a diversity statement addressing your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusivity. You can enter these statements in the textboxes provided in the online application form. Alternately, upload documents (no more than 1 page per statement) and provide a summary of these statements in the textboxes. All three statements are required for your application to be considered.

As part of these statements, candidates should evidence: 

  • Future research interests/plans (including grant capture) 
  • Past research activities demonstrated by journal publications and funding portfolio
  • your ability to develop/deliver modules with innovative teaching and assessment approaches 
  • that you are caring and can support students (UG/PG) and colleagues 
  • that you can work well in a diverse team and can build an inclusive department
  • that you have potential to lead activities relevant to the department (administration and outreach)

For details about the department, please visit:

For more information about our undergraduate programmes, please visit:

To see more about the key experimental facilities, please visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Bharathram Ganapathisubramani (

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the University and within School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We also give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy (subject to qualifying criteria) and onsite childcare facilities.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1629021DA on all correspondence.

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