The Department of Engineering at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Engineering Design. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of engineering design and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants who can integrate their work in design engineering into our existing research areas. It is important to us that applicants have a strong interest in multidisciplinary, unified engineering design education at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. The successful candidate will also be involved in the upcoming development of a new MSc programme in Engineering Management alongside other new staff to be recruited.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, unified Engineering Department which is recognised as one of the very best in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our graduates. In the REF2021 exercise, 95% of our Engineering outputs were graded 3* or 4*. The Department is committed to an ethos of research-led education at all levels of our taught programmes. Engineering at Durham University was ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2024, 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and 5th in The Complete University Guide 2024. We were ranked 2nd in Engineering behind only Cambridge in a recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the difference in graduate earnings by UK university choice. We are a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our Athena Swan Bronze award.
The Department of Engineering demonstrates significant depth of research excellence across a range of disciplines, with activities that are currently concentrated around three Research Challenge areas (https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/engineering/research/): Sustainable Infrastructure, Future Energy Systems and Advanced Materials, Electronics and Communications. Thematically, our research is split into eight Research Nodes which group together our day-to-day activities and expertise (https://www.durham.ac.uk/deaprtments/academic/engineering/research/nodes/). We are particularly proud of the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of our research, which also includes strong industrial partnerships.
We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have already achieved Chartered Engineer status. As a minimum, if not already professionally qualified, candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability and desire to become Chartered.
Job title: Assistant Professor in Engineering Design
Vacancy reference: ENGI23-2
Department: Department of Engineering
Responsible to: Head of Department
Salary range: Assistant Professor (Grade 8) - £45,585 - £54,395
Working arrangements: The role is full-time (we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements)
Closing date: 14 December 2023
Start date: Ideally 1 August or September 2024