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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Engineering Design and Innovation

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Application closing date: 15/04/2024
Salary: £46,497 - £72,335 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, (commensurate with experience) with demonstrable research expertise in the delivery of innovative and impactful research into methods for engineering design and innovation, focused on one or more of the research challenge themes of net zero, sustainable energy, healthcare technologies, and manufacturing, including agriculture.

Our ideal candidate will undertake world class innovation, mission-led research programmes that complement their research, along with contributing to excellent student experience via research-led teaching and assessment. The post holder will also contribute to wider School and University administration and outreach activities.

The successful candidate will help shape our future undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums as well as contribute to interdisciplinary teaching activities across the breadth of the University portfolio within their area of competence. They will also be engaged in the development of new interdisciplinary teaching activities in the domain of design and innovation practices.

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. 

We take pride in our equal opportunity provision which is demonstrated by our ATHENA SWAN Silver Departmental Award. We look forward to continuing to expand our reputation of an internationally leading academic discipline in a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching environment.                    

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Honours Degree or Equivalent in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects would include Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Design, Business although alternative relevant subject areas accepted. 
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant subject. 
  • Demonstrable postdoctoral experience in a relevant role with a research/innovation responsibility. 
  • Demonstrable breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to teach at undergraduate and or/postgraduate levels across the School UG/PGT provision.

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.

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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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: and

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