Lecturer in Propulsion

University College London - UCL - Department of Mechanical Engineering

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 0. The salary range will be Grade 7: £37,524- £40,716 per annum Grade 8: £41,844- £49,362 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, often in collaboration with others, has been undertaking innovative research and teaching in the fields of power and propulsion engineering for well over a century with notable contributions to both the development of the supply and demand-sides of the power equation. More recently activities have been focused in the fields of new and renewable energy, low carbon technologies including hybrid propulsion, marine electrical power and propulsion, and novel power systems with funding from EPSRC, Innovate UK, UK MoD and ONR, and international industries. Demand for new solutions to meet challenging power engineering problems in a low carbon world is unprecedented as is the demand for educated engineers in the power and transport industries. UCL and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to develop and extend their research and teaching to resolve pressing power and propulsion engineering challenges within environmental and economic constraints, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and the emergence of new energy technologies. This new post will focus largely on the delivery of teaching of electrical machine design, power systems, propulsion systems and renewable power systems. The lecturer will deliver to undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be supported in the supervision of PhD Students.

A new Lecturer in Propulsion Engineering having an outstanding research track record and a strong commitment to teaching excellence is to be appointed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering having specialist knowledge in advanced propulsion systems engineering to add to our expanding team. The following priority areas are identified: autonomous vehicles, energy management, hybrid propulsion systems, and low carbon vehicle design. In particular the successful applicant research should be able to add value to the range of activities ongoing in the department particularly in the ‘Energy and Environment Research Group’ and/or ‘Marine Research Group’. The Department of Mechanical Engineering already works closely in multidisciplinary projects with other departments in propulsion engineering such as Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and the Energy Institute therefore cross-disciplinary working will be essential. Expansion into UCL East (Stratford in London) new campus will offer new opportunities and laboratory spaces and computer modelling facilities. We require the successful applicant to hold a PhD in a relevant subject area. Candidates seeking to be appointed at Grade 8 would require demonstrable research excellence through a strong publication record and research grant income. 

UCL vacancy reference : 1573563.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. For enquiries you may contact Prof Richard Bucknall r.bucknall@ucl.ac.uk.The Grade of appointment will be primarily dependent upon research achievement to date.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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