Lecturer in Polymers and Composites – Materials Research Centre

Swansea University - Engineering


This post is available at Lecturer Level, Grade 8 on the salary scale; £33,518 to £38,833 per annum (pro rata if part time), together with USS pension benefits if required.

Swansea University’s Top 10 UK ranked College of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Polymers and Composites to the Materials Research Centre.

The College welcomes applications from highly talented early career academics with a developing portfolio of research excellence. Applicants must have the potential to play a significant role in the future development of the discipline. 

The post also requires high quality delivery of teaching and student learning, graduate supervision and a commitment to enhancing the overall student experience.

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/

For this position, the College is seeking someone with a strong research track record in polymeric and composite materials with specific interest(s) in one or more of the following areas: mechanical property characterisation methods, environmental degradation mechanisms of polymers and composite materials including coatings, modelling the effects of environmental damage, electron microscopy and microstructure characterisation, novel methods of reinforcement in composite materials.

The successful applicant will be expected to closely work with other academics within the University to deliver joint high impact publications.

Applicants should be in a position to teach any of the related subjects within our Materials Engineering undergraduate and PGR/PGT curriculum. The post holder will need to support teaching across the College, therefore the ability to teach and supervise projects in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering would also be highly desirable.

Applicants must have a first degree in materials engineering or a related engineering/science field and a PhD degree in a topic related to polymer or composite materials.

Desirable qualifications include: experience in experimental characterisation of physical properties of polymers and composites, high resolution imaging by electron microscopy methods, ability to model the external effects on the properties of polymer/composite materials, a track record of collaborating with industry; experience in applying for RCUK funding; relevant teaching experience.

The College of Engineering is an Athena SWAN bronze award holder and is committed to addressing unequal gender representation across academia and professional and support functions. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises work undertaken by institutions to advance gender equality.

This post will contribute to the IMPACT operation. IMPACT (Innovative Materials, Processing And numeriCal Technologies) has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Swansea University. IMPACT will deliver a research centre in a new purpose built facility with state-of-the-art equipment, embedded in the College of Engineering. It will provide a sustainable, highly competitive, world-class resource and capacity in Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies, driving innovation within Advanced Engineering and Materials, Wales’ Smart Specialisation Grand Challenge area.

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