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University Lectureship in Applied Mechanics

We wish to appoint a University Lecturer in Applied Mechanics (excluding Fluids) who will join the Department's Mechanics, Materials and Design Division.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to both new research initiatives and existing research activities. The Division has a high international research profile in experimental, theoretical and numerical methods in mechanics as applied to the micromechanics of structural, functional and biological materials, computational modelling at all length scales, biomechanics, and dynamics and vibration. The scope of the Lectureship is broad, with the key requirement being research excellence in theoretical, computational, and/or experimental research. The successful candidate will conduct world-class research commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the Department of Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core subjects in Mechanics and initiate new research projects.

The successful candidate will take up the appointment by 1 September 2017.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • A publications list

  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience and describe your future research plans (no more than two A4 pages)

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 4 May 2017. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (, +44 (0) 1223 332615).

The interviewing panel will meet soon after the closing date and agree a procedure for short-listing candidates who will be invited to visit the Department, give a short seminar/lecture and attend a formal interview. This process may include soliciting references before a final short-list is agreed. (In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 11%/£5500 for a five year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Norman Fleck, e-mail:

Please quote reference NM11293 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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