Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electrical Propulsion Systems

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electrical Propulsion Systems

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Wednesday 14 November 2018

Closing date Thursday 03 January 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CT6133R

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Lectureship in Electrical Propulsion Systems 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Electrical Propulsive Systems to conduct high-impact research, provide excellent postgraduate research supervision, and deliver high-quality teaching in Automotive Engineering. The successful applicant will have track record in applied engineering and teaching, with the potential to develop a research portfolio. In particular, the post-holder should have experience (or potential) in research encompassing electrification, battery-thermal management, or electrical machines and drives.

Based at the Department, the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is a leading institute for theoretical, experimental and analytical research into powertrain systems in the UK. The team has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long established collaborations with industrial partners. Our work covers all of the links in the chain from energy storage to its conversion into mechanical work on board a vehicle. The recently secured £61m investment for a new facility in Bristol and Bath Science Park will deliver significant new test facilities and collaboration space to propel the IAAPS team into a global leading position. Research will play an important role in the vital task of making a cleaner environment. 

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the design of the new MSc for Automotive Engineering with Electrical Propulsion. The successful applicant will be joining a group of colleagues publishing in leading journals and engaging with industrial partners, and would make a significant contribution to research and teaching capacity in the IAAPS. 

Applicants must provide a two-page summary of their expertise in the area of electrical propulsion and a two-page summary of how this expertise will lead to research developing further electrification of road vehicles. 

The University of Bath is situated on a modern campus surrounded by attractive countryside overlooking the centre of Bath, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, famous for its Georgian architecture, and its annual literature and music festivals. It is a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and excellent sports facilities. Bath is located 100 miles west of London and is easily accessible by air, road and rail. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering holds Silver Award for Athena SWAN scheme, which promotes gender equality among all disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups. 

The role is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours/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

or

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.