Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering (Grade 7 or 8)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role:
As one of the most prestigious Engineering departments in the country, our outputs are consistently rated to be 3* and 4* star, while our students are among the most gifted.  With standards such as this, you can therefore expect to join a dynamic team, who are all committed to contributing to the future of engineering, with particular reference to our projects including ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Challenges’ and ‘Future Energy Systems’. Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervising PhD studies, you will also be encouraged to pursue your own academic interests, particularly those in aerodynamics with a specific focus on external flows relating to energy conversion systems (such as wind turbines or low carbon vehicles).  Developing inter-departmental research opportunities, you will also join the Durham Energy Institute if your research is compatible.

If you are applying for the role as a grade 8 position, you’ll need:

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Engineering Fluid Mechanics or Thermodynamics or a related field.
  • To be a Chartered Engineer, or be in the process of achieving this status.
  • A reputation for producing internationally recognised research outputs with a clear research plan and the confidence to apply for research funding.  It would be beneficial if your research is sympathetic to one of our key areas which can be found here.
  • HEA teaching qualifications (or the ability to achieve this), with enthusiasm for teaching both seminars and lectures.
  • The ability to recruit and supervise PhD students.
  • To be motivated to apply the outputs of your research to engineering applications, with current industrial links.

Good leadership capabilities supported by excellent communication skills.

Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post must have concluded or be in the process of concluding their PhD studies.  While you won’t necessarily have the above experience, you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 29th November 2017