Lecturer in Manufacturing

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£38,592 - £53,353 per annum
16 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Manufacturing to join our vibrant team and drive development of technologies which have real impact on our economy. We would particularly like to hear from candidates with experience in digital twins for manufacturing processes; smart design for manufacturing; manufacturing simulation technologies; machine learning for manufacturing applications; robotics for manufacturing; smart sustainable manufacturing & production systems. The post holders will be able to engage with our exciting Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre initiative, part of £1bn co-investment through the Belfast Regional City Deal which will see the delivery of a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future facility.

The successful candidates will shape our future undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums across our Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and/or Product Design Engineering programmes, and contribute to interdisciplinary activity across the breadth of the University portfolio within their area of competence.

Our School has a commitment of becoming an academic home to researchers and educators with a highly diverse cultural and professional background. The new appointee will join a group of enthusiastic, highly research active and collegiate academics who deliver a world-class education to our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Candidates who believe they can make a substantial contribution to further enhance our teaching provision and research portfolio are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Honours Degree or Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or closely related Engineering subject.
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant research field.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years’ postdoctoral research experience in relevant area.
  • Research interests relevant to (but not limited to) digital twins for manufacturing processes; smart design for manufacturing; machine learning for manufacturing applications; manufacturing simulation technologies; robotics for manufacturing; sustainable manufacturing; smart sustainable manufacturing & production systems.
  • Research interests that are sustainable and which complement or enhance existing activities within the school.
  • Relevant experience of tutoring and demonstrating at university level.
  • Possesses sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to teach at undergraduate and or/postgraduate levels across the school at UG/PGT levels, aligned with your own area of specialism.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Candidate Information
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