Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£32,548 to £47,722 per annum
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (2 posts)
Engineering & Applied Science
Salary:     £32,548 to £47,722 per annum
Grade:     Grade 08 or 09
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Sunday 10 June 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R180222

Aston University are seeking to appoint an ambitious individual keen to develop research and teaching activity in areas centred around mechanical engineering.

At Aston Mechanical Engineering + Design (ME+D) we are planning to undergo a major phase of development to support our teaching and research activities as we move forward into a period of significant growth.

We have strong recruitment into our taught programmes and are a lead player in the worldwide CDIO initiative to develop industry ready designers and engineers. This is a highly demanding and effective teaching strategy which marks us out as a group at the very forefront of engineering education.

We also have strong teaching and research ties into the manufacturing industry which provide further strategic opportunity for growth.

This new role would involve supporting a range of mechanical engineering related activities hosted within ME+D but which would reach out to other strengths within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Relevant areas include: engineering materials, biomedical engineering, biofuels, sustainable energy and water treatment, photonics and sensors, manufacturing and data analytics.

To assist staff in achieving their research ambitions, Aston University has a very strong research support team well experienced in supporting academic staff secure grants through research councils, EU, KTP and a range of other routes.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and have an emerging or established research profile. 

An attractive start-up package will be offered for the right candidate to ensure they can find a supportive environment capable of matching their ambition for their future. Informal enquires can be made in the first instance to the Head of Mechanical Engineering + Design, Dr Philip Davies (, 0121 204 3724).

The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years. However, the normal expectation is that Lecturers will transfer to a continuing appointment during this period on demonstrating acceptable performance in their research, teaching and other duties.

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognized recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere”.  

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.