Professor in Energy Resilience

Surrey, United Kingdom
£63,668 to £84,945
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £63,668 to £84,945
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 17 July 2022
Reference: 035022

The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class teaching and research profile and an enterprising spirit. The School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences undertakes research and teaching within three closely related themes of resilience, green living and living, drawing on research and teaching strengths in mechanical, aerospace, automotive, materials and biomedical engineering. The School is seeking to build on its engineering heritage through a strategic growth of our research and teaching activity in engineering resilience. We are looking to recruit a number of posts in the area of engineering resilience as applied to transport, energy, environment and design. Engineering resilience is driven by a desire and need to support the functioning of modern society in a manner that allows the society to continue to operate effectively despite changes in external factors.

Professor in Energy Resilience

Secure, reliable and resilient critical systems, such as energy, are essential for modern society. To achieve this aim requires holistic approaches that address the fundamental technologies and product designs, the materials and manufacturing routes employed, geographic deployment, ageing and repair. We are looking for an individual to lead and support this activity through teaching and research in the area of energy generation technologies, with a particular emphasis on non-photovoltaic low carbon solutions including wind, motion, thermal and nuclear.

The School 

The School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences is a major contributor to the research and teaching activities of the Faculty of Engineering and Physics Sciences, and the University as a whole. We are home to four Research Centres, in Automotive Engineering, Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow, Biomedical Engineering, and Engineering Materials. Our research activity is reflected strongly in our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. The School is home to around 45 academic members of staff, 700 undergraduate students and 100 doctoral students, as well as 40 research, technical and administrative staff. Each of our research centres are supported by cutting edge experimental facilities including advanced microscopy and surface analysis, wind tunnels, mechanical and vibration testing, design centre, and mechanical workshops. We are also home to a Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre and a NERC-National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences. The University has recently launched Institutes in Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability, both of which have strong resonance with activities undertaken in the School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.

As a member of the School, ideally you should be able to teach modules across our core undergraduate programmes as well as supporting the broader research activity and postgraduate student supervision. Above all, we value staff who are able to enthuse and inspire our students and researchers in their work. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results. For example, we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission. Our research is focused on things that matter to the world and our education is world-class.

Working Life

We take a modern approach to blended working, with flexibility around whether our teams work from home or from our beautiful campus here on Stag Hill, in the Surry town of Guildford. Surrey is a place where your work-life balance matters, you can bring your whole self to work, and you can believe in what you do. In addition to a sector-leading salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Our benefits package includes discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park, nursery on site and relocation assistance (subject to meeting certain criteria).

At Surrey, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. The School has a current Anthea SWAN Bronze Award and we place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from women and from other under-represented groups. If you are successful in your application, you will join an energetic and innovative working environment with access to a variety of academic and professional development opportunities.

For informal information please contact our Head of School Professor Robert Dorey ( Please apply online.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.