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Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Job title Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £44,414, rising to £52,841 per annum

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Wednesday 10 May 2023

Closing date Wednesday 07 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF10220R

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to recruit Lecturers to undertake high quality research and teaching, with expertise falling within the solid mechanics or thermo-fluids disciplines.

Appointees will have a PhD and a developing research track record, and will be expected to publish high-quality research papers, supervise postgraduate research students, and have the potential to obtain significant external research funding. You will need to be able to contribute to one or more of our priority research areas: advanced manufacturing (including robotics, control, data and design), energy (generation, transmission and storage, including future fuels), net zero transport, advanced materials, biosensors / biomedical engineering, sustainability and climate change adaptation.

Teaching is expected to particularly support our well-established and highly successful Mechanical Engineering MEng undergraduate degree programmes, including our Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing and Management, and Integrated Design Engineering degrees where appropriate. These degrees have an exceptional reputation built on industry-linked teaching, rigorous academic standards, placement-provision, an engineering design focus, and graduate employability. Teaching will be expected in one or more of the following areas: engineering statics, engineering dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics. As well as class teaching, you will be expected to fully participate in supervising students undertaking significant individual and group projects encompassing research or design activities.

About the Department

We are one of the leading Mechanical Engineering Departments in the UK, and provide a progressive academic environment. You will benefit from the supportive, collaborative and well-organised Department and Faculty system at the University. There is a strong culture of providing newly appointed staff the necessary support and freedom to develop their academic careers. 

Application requirements

As well as your online application, you must provide the following uploaded as additional documents (these are mandatory):

  1. A CV of no more than 2 pages, covering current and key previous employment, education including degree titles/departments/universities, selected published journal papers, and a brief summary of research and teaching experience. Note that this may be distributed widely within the Department for comment as part of the recruitment process and please ensure that personal contact details (address/phone/email) and any other sensitive information are not included. The document should be called ‘2-page CV’.
  2. A four-page outline of a potential research grant application and be prepared to discuss this at interview. Typically this application would be aimed at the EPSRC New Investigator Award and it would be expected that the successful candidate submits this within the first year of the appointment. The document should be called ‘Research proposal’.

You may upload additional documents if you wish.

As part of the selection process, you will normally be required to give a presentation to academic staff in the Department before being shortlisted for formal interview. 

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either: 

Professor Andrew Plummer, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386140,

Dr Sabina Gheduzzi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384560,

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.