University Lectureship in Mechanics and Materials

Employer: University of Cambridge
Job location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Job salary
£42,149 - £53,348
Job term
Job closing date

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Mechanics and Materials Engineering, to be known as the ‘Granta Design Lectureship in Engineering’.

The Lectureship is a primarily an experimental position for a mechanical engineer who will develop a leading international research profile in the mechanics of materials. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) additive manufacturing, in-situ testing, mechanical meta-materials and energy materials for a low-carbon future.  

The lecturer will be expected to provide innovative teaching in the areas of mechanics and/or materials engineering, contributing to undergraduate courses, laboratory coursework, supervising undergraduate projects, examining and supervising of post-graduate students.

A start-up package is negotiable for the successful applicant.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 11%, £5500, for a five year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

The positions are based in the Engineering Department in Cambridge.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • A full publications list
    • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans (no more than two pages total)

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2021. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date to produce a short-list; references may be solicited. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend informal meetings with staff, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview, expected to be in January or February 2022.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Sutcliffe ( +44 (0) 1223 332996.