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Professor – Additive Manufacturing

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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To lead our continuing growth as a global research and education institution, we are committed to expanding our professoriate across areas of research strength. If you have the ability, confidence, and determination to drive groundbreaking research in your area, this is your chance to join us within the area of Additive Manufacturing, build a research portfolio that matches your vision, and to achieve real-world impact.  

About Manchester Met  
With over 5,100 staff members across the university, and around 41,000 students – including some 6,000 choosing to study for a postgraduate qualification – we are a big institution with even bigger ambitions. We are proud to be at the heart of one of Europe’s most diverse and vibrant cities, and with shared traditions of industry, innovation and inclusivity, our impact reaches around the globe. 

We are committed to providing excellent education to transform our students’ lives, and to delivering high quality research with powerful real-world impacts and benefits, as evidenced by our highly successful REF outcome: 30% of our research, across more than 740 academics, has been rated as world leading. And 91% of our research impact is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

About the opportunity 
Our groundbreaking research in Additive Manufacturing has led to the creation of the ERDF funded (£4M) PrintCity Network programme, where we supported 150 SMEs within the Greater Manchester region, exploring innovative manufacturing solutions and new product design solutions.  
Additive Manufacturing is seeing significant growth. Governments and investors are making substantial investments in this area - the positive effects of which are evident at PrintCity. 

Join our Additive Manufacturing team in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, where we are recognised for our outstanding impact in Engineering. Our research in low-carbon fuels, electrochemistry and additive manufacturing underpinned a successful submission to the Engineering unit of assessment in REF 2021. 88% of our outputs were rated world leading and internationally excellent, and we ranked sixth overall in the UK for the impact of our research. 

You will have the freedom to tailor your development and build your academic reputation. Alongside expanding on your own vision and expertise, you will play a key role in mentoring others, promoting a cooperative, intellectually curious research culture and, as a member of the leadership community, supporting our long-term research strategy to enrich students’ lives while having a positive effect on our world. You can count on our full support; from the financial backing you need to start your research in Manchester to the collegiate atmosphere and extraordinary quality of life that Manchester Metropolitan can offer.  

For more information, please visit our website.

About you 
As an inspiring and driven researcher, you are full of ideas and excited about having the scope and support to build on them. With in-depth understanding of your subject, we would expect you to be building an international reputation as a thought leader in your field. You should also be able to demonstrate the skills and potential to lead and mentor research teams and staff, to provide innovative teaching and learning, and to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.  

We are looking to broaden and deepen our expertise and impact with new appointments that share our vision and aspiration to conduct transformational research in the city-region, nationally and internationally.

Whilst we are excited to be growing our community of research-focused professors, we would still love to hear from you if your career path has taken an education-focused route. 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 
We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, women and disabled people, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area. 
We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about
this throughout the application process. 


Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000. We educate, develop, train and employ world-class professionals and maintain an emphasis on vocational education and employability for our students. Our roots in higher education date back to 1824, and we are committed to a strong future through a £350million investment in our buildings and facilities. We are also one of the UK’s most consistently popular Universities*, we have: More than1000 course and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias. An impressive  postgraduate taught course portfolio combined with world leading research and high impact knowledge exchange initiatives. Links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, recognising both the quality and practical focus of our course provision. An extensive portfolio of training and professional development courses, including tailored courses to meet specific business needs. *Over 58,000 undergraduate applications (from UCAS 2015).  

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