Lecturer in Engineering - Ferrous or Steel Metallurgy

Swansea University - College of Engineering

The College is seeking a Lecturer in Ferrous or Steel Metallurgy to work closely with a new Steel Innovation Centre to be hosted by Swansea University in partnership with the businesses of Tata Steel UK and the broader steel supply chains across the UK. Applications from early career academics who consider that they have the potential to play a significant role in the future development of the discipline are welcomed

The shared vision is the creation of an open access UK Steel Engineering and Innovation Technology Centre for the steel supply chain. This is a once in a generation opportunity to establish an industry driven Centre that will deliver a globally competitive and innovation focused, 21stCentury UK Steel Industry. This post will specifically involve engagement in the creation of the Steel Innovation Centre during the initial transition phase and subsequently in the creation of new bespoke facilities planned for the Bay Campus. The role encompasses knowledge transfer and outreach activities related to the needs of the UK Steel Sector.

Candidates will be expected to produce excellent research in line with the University’s REF strategy as well attracting external funding for research activities. This post also requires a contribution to high quality teaching and graduate supervision, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, but also across the College where required, in addition to sharing organisational and academic management responsibilities.

You will join a team of academics, high calibre researchers, technologists and industrial experts who aim to transform the UK steel industry into a global leader in low carbon iron and steelmaking with particular specialisms in novel materials development, late stage product diversification, value adding coatings technology and novel construction materials for creating active building facades.

The College of Engineering is ranked 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines (REF 2014). Our research environment was ranked 2nd (behind Cambridge) in the UK with 94% of research produced by our academic staff being of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. The College is also ranked 10th in the UK in the Times Good University Guide (General Engineering). 

The appointee will be a member of the Materials Research Centre (MRC) within the College of Engineering. For further information on the activities of the MRC visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/research/centres-and-projects/materials-research-centre/

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the either the Head of the Materials Research Centre, Professor Geraint Williams (email: Geraint.Williams@swansea.ac.uk) or Associate Professors Cameron Pleydell-Pearce and David Penney (email: c.pleydell-pearce@swansea.ac.ukD.Penney@Swansea.ac.uk).

The College of Engineering currently has an under-representation of women in academic positions. We particularly welcome applications from women for this position.

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