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Professor/Reader in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £59,828 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2019
Closes: 6th October 2019
Job Ref: 247803

Strathclyde Global Talent Programme

Hours: Full-time (flexible working considered)

Contract type: Open ended

Placed on: Monday 2 September 2019

Closes: Sunday 6 October 2019

Salary Range: Reader: £59,828 - £63,463           Professor: Competitive Professorial package commensurate with profile and experience.

Who we are

Be bold. Be innovative. Be a ‘Strathclyder’.

We are the University of Strathclyde. Our vision is bold and ground breaking, placing us amongst the world’s leading international technological universities. We are vibrant, dynamic and passionate about solving the challenges facing society and industry through our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange with global partners.

We are seeking to appoint extraordinary Professors/Readers who align with our strategic priorities.

For more information visit the Strathclyde Global Talent Programme Website: or email

Our department

The mission of the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering is to advance knowledge and commerce in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and apply fresh thinking to the challenges faced by industry and society.  Our research is carried out in award-winning and internationally recognised research centres in energy, aerospace, fluids and materials.

If your research focuses on any of the below areas, then we would love to hear from you:


  • Failure and Fracture
  • Fatigue and creep
  • Microstructure and Property Relationships
  • Material Processing (incl forging)
  • Advanced Joining
  • Thermo-mechanical treatments
  • High Temperature Materials
  • Erosion-Corrosion
  • Smart Materials
  • Intelligent Nanomaterials


  • Fatigue
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Continuum Damage Mechanics
  • Cyclic Plasticity, Shakedown & Ratcheting
  • High Temperature Mechanics: Creep, Creep-Fatigue, Creep-Ratchet
  • Advanced Finite Element Methods
  • Structural Integrity & Fitness for Service
  • Multifunctional Structures
  • Lightweight Structures

Autonomous Vessels (potential joint appointment with the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering):

  • Sustainable Transport;
  • Risk, Safety and Reliability (Resilience);
  • Remote Sensing;
  • Robotics and Autonomy;
  • Satellite and Space Systems;
  • Ocean Engineering.

The opportunity

We would love to hear from you if you have an internationally recognised research portfolio in this area, are publishing in leading international journals, are actively pursuing funding whilst building impactful collaborative links with industrial and business partners and if you have a passion for leading on teaching and learning.  In keeping with our commitment to equality and diversity, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who can support our Athena SWAN activity, which inspires the advancement and representation of women in higher education. 

You’ll be rewarded with:

  • A generous remuneration package, with notable additional financial and non-financial benefits including pension and (where appropriate) a contribution towards relocation costs;
  • Excellent start-up support; and
  • Regular career review, with the opportunity to receive additional remuneration in recognition of outstanding contribution.

For further details and to apply to be a ‘Strathclyder’ in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, impress us with your research plan here.

Closing date: Sunday 6 October 2019

In your application, please indicate at which level you wish your application to be considered: Professor, Reader or both.

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