Lectureship in Materials

London (GB)
£46,970–£52,350 p.a.
25 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Imperial College London

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Materials

Lectureships in Materials

Salary Range: £46,970–£52,350 p.a.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

The Department of Materials delivers world-leading research and scholarship in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering.  It maintains and grows a creative and supportive environment where research students receive first-class training, postdoctoral researchers develop independence and all staff realise their full research potential.  We position ourselves as the collaborator of choice for industry and academia both nationally and internationally. Please find further information on Department’s activities here:

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint at least two new colleagues to join its academic staff. While the expectation is that this will be at the level of Lecturer, suitably qualified and experienced candidates may be considered for more senior grades. The appointed academics will be supported in their development of an internationally leading experimental research programme in materials science or engineering.

The appointees will join a vibrant and exciting Materials department that enjoys an ethos of collaboration and is recognised as world leading with strong international links. He or she will be expected to attract and supervise high-quality PhD students, supervise postdoctoral research staff, publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals, disseminate research findings at international conferences, seek and obtain external research funding, and contribute to the Department’s outstanding undergraduate and Master’s teaching programmes. The appointees will be expected to interact with scientists and engineers from other departments across Imperial, as well as develop external collaborations both nationally and internationally.

We invite applications from exceptional candidates with research interests in any area of materials science and engineering, but we are particularly interested in attracting candidates to complement and strengthen our existing activities in ceramics, polymers, thin films or advanced characterisation of materials.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the physical sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, as well as substantial, relevant postdoctoral experience. The appointees will have (or have demonstrated a strong potential to develop) an international reputation, an outstanding publication record, evidence of securing research funding and experience of teaching undergraduate students.

Imperial College is committed to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff community which is reflected in the Department of Materials as well as the College receiving Silver Athena Swan awards. We support our staff in their work life balance with a range of benefits, full details of which are available at
The posts are permanent, available immediately and will be based at the South Kensington Campus.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Peter Haynes, Head of the Department of Materials, (

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to  (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160384LE. In addition to the application form, you should attach a full CV (including a list of publications) that covers any aspects of your career not covered by the online form, a statement of your research plans over the next 5 years (2 pages maximum) and a brief statement of your teaching interests (1 page maximum). Further information is also available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to: Mrs Darakshan Khan -

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

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