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Assistant Professor in Fluid Mechanics


The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) from October 2023 or sooner. The successful candidate will be designated as an Associate Professor once probation has been successfully completed.

The Department has an international reputation for advancing molecular science and technology at the boundaries where chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology meet. It is setting the pace for scientists, engineers, industrialists and entrepreneurs to solve a range of complex global challenges across energy, the environment, and healthcare.

We have forged a number of significant industry partnerships and has pioneered the commercialisation of its cutting-edge research, recognising the vital relationship between knowledge transfer and economic growth.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a world-renowned research group and contribute to the teaching needs of the Department. Teaching and research duties will be split approximately 30:70. It is important that the selected candidate will be willing and able to teach and examine widely across the existing Chemical Engineering Tripos. A strong track record in teaching is desirable and a willingness to teach in areas outside the candidate's research expertise is essential.

The Department wishes to appoint a researcher in the field of Fluid Mechanics. The successful candidate will have an internationally recognised research track record in a field that underpins one, or both, of the departments impact themes in sustainability and healthcare. Topics we have a particular interest in covering include any of, or combinations of, low Reynolds number flows, flows in nanotechnology and biological systems, simulations of industrial flows, natural environment flows, rheology, two phase flows.

The overriding criterion is academic and research excellence, and we therefore seek to appoint from the broadest pool of candidates, irrespective of their topic of interest in the wider field of fluid mechanics. Activities in theoretical or experimental research are equally welcome. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of conducting original research as evidenced by publications in top tier international research journals. They will foster their subject through research, and contribute to teaching, supervision and examining at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications should include the following:

  1. A covering letter.
  2. A curriculum vitae which includes a publications list and areas of teaching competence.
  3. A statement of research interests and future plans, and a vision on how the candidate proposes to promote excellence in teaching and learning.
  4. Contact details for three professional referees.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly encourage women and /or candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy as they are currently underrepresented at this level within our University.

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Clemens Kaminski, Head of Department. Tel: +44 (0)1223 763135 or email: HoD@ceb.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NQ33330 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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