Liz Acton University Lectureship and Fellowship in Engineering

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Applications are invited for the Liz Acton University Lectureship and Fellowship in Engineering. This is a linked post offered in association with Murray Edwards College, and the successful applicant will be elected to an Official Fellowship of that College.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Engineering or equivalent and be able to demonstrate an outstanding research record in an area related to Mechanical or Civil Engineering, including applied mechanics, turbo-machinery, materials, fluid dynamics or structures. We encourage applicants who will strengthen our current research activities in these areas. The post also involves research and other activities aimed at promoting women's participation and achievement in Engineering. The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in, and commitment to, developing the role of women in Engineering, and an interest in establishing innovative, evidence-based programmes that will target women at all levels (school and college, University, and beyond).

The successful candidate will take up the appointment on 1 September 2018.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (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 Friday 20 April 2018. 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.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to Professor Robin Langley ( or to Dr Juliet Foster, Senior Tutor of Murray Edwards College (email:

Please quote reference NM14567 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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