Lecturer or Senior Lecturer / Reader in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Job title Lecturer or Senior Lecturer / Reader in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £59,135 Per Annum

Grade Grade 8 to Grade 9

Placed on Monday 02 December 2019

Closing date Sunday 02 February 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF7311

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Bath is seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer/Reader level in Automotive Propulsion Systems, with a background in turbocharging systems and compressor/turbine research. The candidate will be expected to lead high-impact research programmes, provide excellent postgraduate research supervision, and deliver high-quality teaching.

The successful applicant will have the potential to lead research in the following areas: thermal propulsion systems, turbocharger and engine interactions, compressor design, turbine design, control systems and high speed rotating machines. Systems-level expertise and a track record in the application of experimental techniques and computational modelling of turbomachinery in propulsion systems would be an advantage. The applicant will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the current MSc in Automotive Engineering as well as the design and delivery of a new suite of postgraduate courses which addresses the future technology directions of the automotive industries. 

These new positions will form part of the creation of the new £70m  Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) which is currently under construction and is intended to be one of the top three sites in the world for advanced propulsion systems research. It builds on 40 years of continuous propulsion research and education at the University including the new EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT), which over the next five years will provide at least 86 fully funded studentships for a four year combined training and research programme leading to an MPhil and PhD.

The current automotive propulsion research academic team has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects and has long-established collaborations with industrial partners. This new appointment is expected to benefit from, and contribute to, this strong industry partnership and will also have the freedom to explore fundamental research interests. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding research group which is receiving substantial investment from Government, the Automotive Industries and the University.

Applicants must provide a two-page summary of their expertise and interests to deliver research and teaching in the areas outlined above.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The role is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours per week).

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to either: 

Professor Gary Lock, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386854 Email: g.d.lock@bath.ac.uk

Professor Marcelle McManus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tel: +44 (0)1225 386854 Email: M.McManus@bath.ac.uk

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.