Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Vacancy at the University of Exeter!

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Driving the next generation towards zero carbon

The Centre for Future Clean Mobility partners with businesses to develop low-emissions, high-efficiency integrated power systems for applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and rail sectors.

We are excited to announce we are recruiting for a full-time Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, to join the University of Exeter. Applications close on 9 January 2022.

We are excited to announce we are recruiting for a full-time Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, to join the University of Exeter. Applications close on 9 January 2022.

The department of Engineering, led by Prof David Butler, have created several new academic posts including a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. If you want to help innovate the new generation of clean and smart powertrains, this could be the right job for you.

The Centre for Future Clean Mobility works on research and innovation into powertrain design, control, assembly and test, especially in the maritime, off highway, defence, rail, construction and other sectors. We develop and deploy novel simulation and machine learning methods, and use these to solve complex multi faceted problems for smart, autonomous and clean powered vehicles, vessels and other assets. We have a strong track record in delivering innovative powertrain and mobility solutions with industry partners.

Come and help us get rid of hydrocarbon fuels and emissions from our world.

The new full-time permanent Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering will build on Exeter’s growing research strengths in this area and face our research and teaching needs within the department. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data-Centric Engineering/Machine Learning for Engineering;
  • Computational Modelling, eg Digital Twins, FEA, CFD;;
  • Powertrains, fuel cells, clean propulsion
  • Industry 4.0 and applications.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant subject and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A record in attracting funding for research;
  • A track record of strong publications in recognised journals;
  • Enthusiasm and ability to teach modules in Mechanical Engineering.

The starting salary will be from £36,382 up to £47,419 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Highlights of what we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

Applications close on 9 January 2022.


To discuss the post further, applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Gavin Tabor (g.r.tabor@exeter.ac.uk) or Professor David Butler, Head of Engineering (d.butler@exeter.ac.uk).

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