Assistant Professor (Mechanical and Process)

Employer: University of Warwick
Job location
University of Warwick, Coventry
Job salary
£41,526 - £49,553 per annum
Job term
Full time, permanent position
Job closing date

The School of Engineering is seeking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Assistant Professor in the Discipline Stream of Mechanical and Process Engineering. The mechanical and process stream is the largest in the School and we are particularly looking for someone to contribute to our research in Precision Engineering, Renewable Energy or Solid Mechanics and may have an experimental or computational bias. The candidate will be expected to bring new expertise which aligns with one or more of our existing research activities. The research groups concerned have internationally recognised academics engaged in impactful research with extensive collaborations academically and with industry. 

The candidate is expected to have the relevant experience to deliver teaching and assessment in Mechanical Engineering in one or more of the above mentioned areas. You will teach on the range of taught programmes at undergraduate, specialised masters and continuing professional development levels. You will engage with higher education pedagogy and be willing to develop novel teaching methods, embracing changes in teaching technology and expectations.

You will have a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline and must be able to demonstrate the capability to establish a personal research group of internationally-leading quality within the scope of Mechanical Engineering. You will initiate, develop and deliver high quality research, publish top tier journal papers and demonstrate the potential for impact from your research. We welcome applications from candidates whose research area is based in mechanical engineering but may support the School or University’s research priorities, for example in energy, biomedical engineering, materials and computational mechanics.

All applicants must include both a Curriculum Vitae and a two-page outline of their plans and intentions for research activities and grant capture over five years. This bespoke plan will be treated in the strictest confidence and with full respect for ownership. This is a mandatory component of our selection process, without which we will be unable to progress your application.

As part of the interview process shortlisted candidates will be required to give a presentation of their current research experience and future research ambitions and a formal interview. The interview process may be over two days.

Applications from candidates in groups under-represented in the Engineering sector are particularly welcome.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

For full information about this role, and to apply online, please click here to visit the University of Warwick's job page.