Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering

Derby, Derbyshire (GB)
£36,333 to £52,841 per annum
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment, and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield, and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research, and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

The Role

As an academic, you will play an important role in our newly established Nuclear Skills Academy, in partnership with Rolls-Royce. You will actively engage in research and scholarly works that influences leading edge practice, informs and inspires the research-led curriculum and teaching and contributes to continuing subject expertise and contribution to the REF. You will develop and deliver an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials in a relevant subject area or across modules that provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum.

While candidates might be required to contribute to teaching in the discipline area in general, this role has a specific emphasis for both teaching and research on one or more areas of a) Nuclear life cycle, including design, manufacture, operation and decommissioning of nuclear plant, b) Nuclear power generation systems, including nuclear thermal hydraulics and advanced reactor concepts, c) Innovative nuclear technologies, with emphasis on economics, safety, efficiency and new markets and d) Reactor safety, reliability and risk assessment.


We particularly welcome candidates with experimental expertise in Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics to apply.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multicultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family-friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for you or your family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Further details can be provided on request, while informal inquiries may be addressed to Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Head of School of Computing and Engineering, on S.Reiff-Marganiec@derby.ac.uk or Sabuj Mallik, Head of Discipline of Engineering, on S.Mallik@derby.ac.uk.

For more information and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st June 2023.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.