Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Dynamics

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€51,807 -€79,194 per annum
31 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Dynamics (Permanent Position)

Ref: 009205

The UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering seeks to appoint an outstanding academic with a suitably strong record of research and teaching in Dynamics and Control.  Dynamics is a core discipline within Mechanical Engineering and has strong connections with Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, and most aspects of Control. It is also fundamentally important for other branches of engineering within the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture, including Civil, Electrical, Biomedical, Manufacturing, Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. While the theory of Control is generic to many disciplines, the School seeks someone with a strong Mechanical Engineering perspective.

The successful candidate will have Dynamics, or Dynamics and Control as their core identity and (s)he will be expected to bring their own research interests and relevant numerical and/or experimental expertise to the School. The School has recently strengthened its expertise in structural dynamics and system identification; this present appointment is intended to broaden our core expertise in Dynamics, Vibrations and Control. Areas of national strategic importance related to Dynamics include research on energy conversion devices, especially using wave, wind and tidal sources; energy harvesting; precision machining and manufacturing; vibrations; vibration control; and the design of medical devices. In addition to interacting with staff and research groups outside the School and College, such as in Physics (e.g. on space activities and instrument design), in Mathematical Sciences (e.g. on fluid-structure interactions), and elsewhere, the ideal candidate will also play a major role in strengthening the current research priorities within the School, such as:

  • Biomechanics, especially the dynamic aspects (e.g. gait analysis, accident reconstruction, impact biomechanics, joint, tissue and limb mechanics), robotics and assistive technology, prosthetic design, sports biomechanics and orthopaedic biomechanics;
  • Manufacturing and machining, including vibration control, automation and robotics;
  • Vibrations (e.g. control of structures, flexible mechanical systems and spacecraft);
  • Medical devices, especially for surgery and for computer assisted surgery;
  • Characterisation and identification of dynamic systems and features of interest;
  • Energy conversion and energy harvesting

On appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain an active and impactful personal research programme, to publish in leading international journals and conferences, and to seek out opportunities for research funding and collaboration, both nationally and internationally.   Depending on the successful candidate’s interests, association with one of UCD’s Research Institutes or Academic Centers will be encouraged.  The appointee will be required to undertake teaching duties, to include both lecturing and project supervision, across a range of programmes offered by the School.  The appointee will be encouraged to take a leadership role in the teaching and development of dynamics within the School, and to contribute appropriately to complementary subjects..

Salary Scale   €51,807 -€79,194 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 12th June 2017.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified  closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned

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