Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sensors and Future Mobility Systems

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

Mechanical 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:  1629321DA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Associate Professor in Sensors and Future Mobility Systems

You will join our collaborative team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Southampton. Your  research and teaching interests/experience will be in the area of sensors and future mobility systems, ideally with expertise in sensors and one or more of the following areas:  

  • Instrumentation Systems 
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Mechatronics including avionics and sensors for single and swarms of autonomous systems
  • Robotic Systems

Our School has inter-disciplinary research interests that span four departments, where fundamental and industrially relevant problems are addressed with a range of theoretical, experimental and computational methods.  Complementary work in aerodynamics and propulsion, battery technologies, unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, computational engineering and design, biomedical engineering, materials science and additive manufacturing is carried out across the School. We have recently made major investments in new experimental facilities across different departments in experimental aerodynamics, propulsion, structural mechanics and additive manufacturing. The University also hosts one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK. 

To be successful you will have an academic reputation, demonstrated by high-quality journal publications in their field. You will develop, largely through external funding, a research team in your area. In education, the ability and enthusiasm to develop and deliver a range of innovative teaching and assessment approaches in different areas of Mechatronics is essential. The expectation is to further develop our range of modules and project work and to widen our teaching activities in your area of interest. Please include a Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, which includes research vision and grant capture over the next five years, a teaching statement highlighting the areas of interest and ideas for innovation in education in Mechanical Engineering 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

Details of our different undergraduate programmes including modules that are currently delivered can be seen here: 

Mechanical Engineering:

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Department, Prof. Philippa Reed,

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 Lizzie Cessford on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1629321DA number on all correspondence.

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