Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer/ Reader (Associate Professor) in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer/ Reader (Associate Professor) in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Department Mechanical Engineering

Salary Lecturer(Asst Professor) £40,792 to £48,677

Senior Lecturer/Reader (Assoc Professor) £50,132 to £58,089

Grade N/A

Placed on Thursday 25 April 2019

Closing date Monday 03 June 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CT6699

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Bath is seeking to to appoint at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader level in Automotive Propulsion Systems to conduct high-impact research, provide excellent postgraduate research supervision, and deliver high-quality teaching. The successful applicant will have the potential to pursue research in the following areas: thermal propulsion systems, electrical machines, power electronics, energy storage, control systems, human factors and transmission systems. Systems-level expertise and a track record in the application of advanced data analysis or AI techniques to propulsion systems would be an advantage.

The position will form part of the creation of the new £70m  Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) which is currently undergoing development 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 at the University and recently an EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) was secured providing 86 fully funded PhD students over the next five years.  The current automotive team has an excellent track record in delivering industry-relevant projects, and has long-established collaborations with industrial partners. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding research group which is receiving substantial investment from Government, the Automotive Industries and the University 

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. 

Applicants must provide a two-page summary of their expertise and interests to deliver research and teaching in the areas outlined above, and include an indication of which level of appointment is of particular interest.

More information can be found at: https://www.bath.ac.uk/research-institutes/iaaps/

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 a 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


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.