Associate Professor of Engineering

Bournemouth, Dorset
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Associate Professor of Engineering
Ref: FST170

Starting salary for Associate Professor £55,998- £59,400 with further progression opportunities to £68,865

At Bournemouth University our vision is to create the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

We were the first university to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of student learning opportunities and in 2012 we won the Queens Anniversary Award for Higher Education. We are currently changing the face of the university through our new, transformational estates programme with a stunning series of iconic new buildings, and we are continuing to invest further in our intellectual capital by seeking to appoint high calibre teams and individuals to our award-winning Faculties.

The Department of Design & Engineering, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, has several successful, accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in design and engineering. The laboratory and workshop facilities are being relocated in the coming academic year, with significant investment in upgrading equipment and the provision of new engineering research laboratories.

The department’s Design and Engineering Research Centre is a community of Academics, Post-Doctoral and Postgraduate Researchers with a proven track record of internationally excellent (REF14) applied research in a number of areas such as medical engineering, nano coating, corrosion, clean energy technologies and tribology in collaboration with Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital, Schaeffler, Ministry of Defence, The Tank Museum at Bovington, SKF and the RNLI for example.

Due to the growth in mechanical engineering in the department, we are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering.  As an Associate Professor in Engineering, you will lead academic excellence through a fusion of excellent education, informed by a strong research and professional practice profile. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level.

You will be expected to engage in and lead research activities which will contribute to the department’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 submission to Unit of Assessment 12 (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering).  The department is also pursuing the development of an Advanced Degree Apprenticeship in engineering.  The successful applicant will contribute to this development.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

Applications are welcome from those with particular expertise in the areas of mechanics of materials, advanced mechanical/fluids simulation and/or mechanical engineering design.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact by email Dr Philip Sewell – Head of Department at

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.

Closing date: (Midnight) Wednesday 5 April 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 7 June 2017