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Lecturer / Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 07 June 2024
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  2717724DA

Look to the future with a world-renowned University that will champion your most ambitious interests. 

The University of Southampton welcomes applications for lecturer/associate professor positions in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Successful candidates will strengthen our thriving interdisciplinary community within the University’s triple helix strategy, which emphasises cross-fertilisation between research, education and enterprise. 

Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and a top 15 UK research-intensive university. We inspire thousands of students every year to explore their strengths and forge life-changing discoveries, opening up a wealth of opportunities for the most inquisitive minds. Join us, and you’ll have the scope to create your own opportunities.

About the role

You'll have expertise in one of our existing Bioengineering, Energy Technology, Materials, Mechatronics or national Centre for Advanced Tribology (nCATS) research groups, or the newly formed Southampton Advanced Manufacturing and Design Hub (SAMDH). We're particularly looking for individuals with interests in the following areas, however, we'll consider high quality applications aligned to any of our research group strengths:

  • Advanced manufacturing, production, and design, including additive manufacturing and AI assisted material design.
  • Mechatronics and bio-engineering, including control systems, soft sensors and actuators, robotics, tissue surrogates, foams, stretchable electronics or e-skins etc.
  • Future mobility, automotive dynamics and propulsion, including power systems, future fuels and their storage/applications.
  • Cryogenic and superconductive materials and thermofluid systems, including storage, transport and energy applications.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • Clear plans to build an ambitious independent research programme.
  • Potential to raise external research funding from a range of sources, including UK research councils, the EU, charities and industry.
  • An ability to inspire and support students and colleagues.
  • Commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion.

What we can offer you

  • A collegiate research-led community with collaborative and enterprising culture.
  • Access to sector-leading high-performance facilities and a University commitment to maintain that sector-leading position.
  • A generous relocation and benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel.

The University values diversity and equality, and actively encourages applications from under-represented groups. We hold the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award 2022, and institutional and departmental Athena SWAN awards. We recognise that employees may need working patterns that fit with caring responsibilities including onsite childcare facilities. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. 

Southampton is an hour from London by train and has an international airport alongside beautiful surroundings on the south coast and New Forest. Find out more about the University and city here.

Interviews are planned for July. If you need advice about your suitability to the posts or the research areas being sought, please contact the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Richard Wills (,

Application Procedure:

Apply below and submit your academic CV with a covering letter that provides details of your current and future research plans and what you feel you and your vision will bring to the University.

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